This is a temporary, posted, full-time position (40 hours per week) and is expected to last up to 12 months with the possibility of extension based on satisfactory performance, availability of work, and departmental/collegiate funding.
The Operations Accountant (Finance Professional 3 - Finance Generalist) is a member of the Clinical Neuroscience Administrative Center's finance team which collectively supports the departments of Neurology, Neurosurgery, PM&R and Psychiatry. This position will be the subject matter expert providing financial, accounting, and analytical expertise in the operational aspects of a single, assigned department. This position will have three core areas of responsibility:
Resource Contact (40%)
Communicate regularly with department administrators, faculty, and other staff regarding a variety of financial matters.
Coordinate with Med School financial administration as necessary to support assigned department.
Work with unit administration to ensure compliance with University and Medical School financial policy and procedures.
Maintain good working relationships with department staff.
Refine and maintain the non-sponsored chart of accounts to allow for a comprehensive funds picture for assigned department.
Prepare regular and ad hoc monthly, quarterly, annual and ad hoc reports that include projections for departmental chart strings. Assist with the interpretation of these reports, identify areas of concern, and provide possible solutions to departmental staff.
Assist assigned unit with external reporting requirements as necessary.
Transaction Monitoring (20%)
Be viewed by department staff as a knowledgeable, helpful source of policy and procedure interpretation related to purchasing, travel, justification preparations, p-card usability, and other financial regulatory activities.
Monitor, audit and approve/deny expenditures on assigned non-sponsored accounts based on administrative requirements of the University.
Monitor spending activity on assigned chart strings and reconcile activity regularly.
Resolve accounting issues identified during regular review via journal entries, payroll distribution changes, Foundation billing, etc.
Responsibilities not included above (15%)
Develop and enter annual department non-sponsored detailed and position budgets
Attend applicable training and general finance meetings to stay abreast of evolving practices and policies
Assist Finance Director and Finance Manager with ad-hoc reporting and other duties as assigned.
Provide exceptional customer service to assigned department.
Represent the Center on various committees to share expertise, aid in decision-making, and communicate information back to the team.
Continue professional development by engaging with relevant courses, workshops, seminars, and training opportunities to stay abreast of evolving practices and policies.
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
BA / BS with major in accounting, finance or business admin, at least four years of experience; or a combination of related education and work experience to equal eight years;
Proficiency with Microsoft Excel (formulas, pivot tables, Vlookup, etc.)
Monthly reporting, forecasting and variance analysis experience
Experience with information management including the ability to gather, organize and present data in a meaningful way.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work with a variety of stakeholders
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
Willingness to learn and take on challenges
Strong customer service orientation
Familiarity with University systems such as PeopleSoft HRMS, EFS, UM Reports & Analytics
Experience analyzing and reconciling data across multiple systems
Experience working with databases, including an ability to extract and manipulate data to support critical analysis and decision making
Ability to simplify and improve processes
Ability to proactively identify and resolve complex problems.
Ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects with fixed deadlines
Internal Number: 338319
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