Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.
The General Accounting Office (GAO) is charged with the responsibility to accurately report and timely provide, meaningful financial information and advice to the University community to support management decision-making, and to demonstrate fiscal responsibility and accountability and regulatory compliance to the University's various constituents. The Office promotes the efficient use and stewardship of University resources and compliance with laws, regulations, and reporting requirements through technical financial and analytical skills, and expertise in accounting knowledge.
The Staff Accountant is responsible for various duties related to balance sheet monitoring, journal entry processing, and other tasks on as needed basis. S/he plays a pivotal role as liaison between GAO and the Office of Gift Administration. The incumbent may also interact with fiscal officers and other financial and administrative managers in resolving gift transaction activities. Reporting to the Financial Accounting Manager and working very closely with Staff in the Office of Gift Administration, the Staff Accountant has specific duties include but are not limited to the following:
Reviews and prepares monthly reconciliations of assigned general ledger accounts.
Researches and resolves reconciling items in a timely manner.
Ensures that reconciliations are current and performed monthly to support financial statements, including but not limited to contributions (checks, wires, ACH and credit cards), securities, and events revenue.
Researches and resolves reconciling items in a timely manner by evaluating information gathered from different sources (banks, Credit card companies and departments across the University).
Completes various journal entries which include but are not limited to receipt of securities, events revenue, auctions revenue, gains and losses on liquidation of securities, bank fees, club dues, and reconciliation items.
Serves as the primary back up for cash accounting as well as gifts and contribution related transactions in GAO, cross training in these areas.
Requirements and Qualifications
3-5 years of progressive experience in accounting environment preferable with direct non-profit experience and experience in the reconciliation of complex heavy volume accounts
Strong technical skills in the use of financial accounting and reporting software as well as MS Excel and Word
Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities, meet deadlines and attention to detail
Excellent verbal and written communications skills and the ability to positively interact with internal and external contacts at all levels
Excellent customer service skills
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About Georgetown University
Established in 1789, Georgetown is the nation's oldest Catholic and Jesuit University. Georgetown is one of the world's leading academic and research institutions, offering a unique educational experience that prepares the next generation of global citizens to lead and make a difference in the world.