Location: West Hartford, CT Category: Staff Posted On: Tue Oct 6 2020 Job Description:
Under the direction of the AVP/Controller, the Accounting Specialist III performs a variety of accounting tasks both routine and project related. The responsibilities include daily cash management reporting, a variety of monthly reconciliations. Project related responsibilities are essential to gathering, classification and reporting of the University's financial data.
Responsibilities (Include but are not limited to)
Maintains cash account and investment account balances including monthly reconciliations and journal entries.
Performs balance sheet reconciliations monthly, prior to monthly closing; researches and resolves variances.
Generates standard monthly, quarterly, and year-end general ledger journal entries and endowment subsidiary uploads.
Monitors grant accounts and restricted fund activity and with support of accounting team reconciles activity quarterly.
Performs review roles in Accounts Payable and Student Refund processes.
Supports Campus Card, P-Card , and accounts payable operations.
Supports the year-end closing and audit.
Works collaboratively with the finance team to improve accounting procedures/controls, and efficiencies thru development and implementation.
Communicates with the University community and outside vendors in support of payable operations.
Ensures appropriate internal controls are established and maintained.
Performs work under the direction of the AVP/Controller and Budget Director.
Three to four years of accounting experience preferred.
Bachelor degree in accounting or equivalent experience.
Experience in non-profit environment - Jenzabar System experience preferred.
Strong analytical and organizational skills and attention to detail.
Able to function independently while operating effectively within a team environment
Possess solid general computer skills, including ability to work in a Windows environment. Proficiency in a windows environment including excel pivot tables and vlookups.
Demonstrated ability to work collegially, balance and prioritize assignments, manage multiple projects, problem solve and offer secretarial support to more than one person
Flexible and able to multi-task
Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills
Professional, courteous demeanor and appearance; ability to work professionally with students, faculty, staff and administration and represent the University professionally to the public
Cultural competency to work with diverse student and/or employee population
Commitment to the mission of the University of Saint Joseph
Physical ability to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The University of Saint Joseph is building a culturally diverse faculty & staff and strongly encourages applications from women and people of color.
The University of Saint Joseph, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in the Catholic tradition, provides a rigorous liberal arts and professional education for a diverse student population in an inclusive environment that encourages strong ethical values, personal integrity, and a sense of responsibility to the needs of society.At University of Saint Joseph, our mission statement profoundly resonates with our faculty and staff and serves as the foundation upon which our employment policy is built.We seek to attract, develop and retain individuals who are committed to our mission. We are committed to providing an environment where diverse talents, perspectives, experiences and contributions are recognized, and one that promotes the "growth of the whole person" with resources that enable employees to meet professional and personal life needs.