1. Financial Analysis and Reporting: Analyzes and synthesizes information and designs and creates accurate and timely reports that add value to the management of University operations. Advises and applies GAAP to specialized areas to properly report out on financial conditions. Designs financial reporting to meet the compliance needs of internal and external users. Extracts and consolidated data from multiple sources. 2. Financial methods & systems: Contributes to the planning and improvement of practices, processes and systems. Collaborates with all levels of internal and external contacts to carry out department goals. Provides a high level of service that cultivates and maintains strong working relationships and effectively communicates information; takes ownership and accountability for timeliness, accuracy and relationship management. 3. Accounting and Reconciliation: Accurately records enterprise or subsystem transactions and verifies other entries are recorded correctly to ensure accuracy of balance sheets, income statements, and other financial activities. Performs complex multi-system reconciliations; navigates through multiple complex systems and reporting tools to independently investigate and resolve routine and non-routine discrepancies. Applies and adjusts entries to the general ledger or subsystems and ensures adherence to GAAP, regulatory requirements and financial reporting considerations. Communicates effectively at all levels and applies sound judgment when handling sensitive information. 4. Strategic Resource: Translates department finance goals into objectives. Identifies, and raises potential financial opportunities, issues, risks, ideas and solutions. Identifies the appropriate stakeholders to include in consultations, communications, approvals or buy-ins for designing and implementing changes. 5. Compliance and Risk Management: Establishes, implements and/or maintains strong internal controls in areas of assigned responsibility to provide reasonable assurance of effective and appropriate resources use, accurate financial information, and adherence to contractual obligations and agreements, policies, procedures, and external regulatory requirements. 6. Mentors, leads and/or supervises staff. 7. May perform other duties as assigned.
Preferred Education: Bachelor's degree. Four years of related financial experience.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Bachelor's degree. Four years of related financial experience.
Required Skill/ability 5: Ability to read, interpret and apply long policies, procedures, and regulations and guidelines accurately. Demonstrated flexibility and ability to meet deadlines and deliverables in a busy, fast-paced office. Superior customer service skills. Exhibits and maintains a positive attitude. Dependability and reliability, excellent attendance record.
Posting Position Title: Accountant 2
Required Skill/ability 3: Superior organizational skills along with ability to prioritize and multi-task between multiple faculty members, programs and deliverables in a fast-paced office. Ability to resolve conflicting demands. Demonstrated self-directed ability to be proactive, take initiative, problem solve and exercise independent judgement.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: Accountant
Required Skill/ability 1: Strong financial/accounting skills and attention to detail. Demonstrated application of financial and accounting concepts. Ability to analyze and understand information from multiple sources. Excellent PC skills, i.e. Excel and Word.
Required Skill/ability 4: Ability to prepare custom interpretive and detailed accounting reports and statements. Skilled in creating and delivering financial reports and information. Commitments to quality, accuracy and continuous improvement. Understanding of continual process improvement and data driven process monitoring and independent decision making. Desire and flexibility to learn.
Required Skill/ability 2: Strong written and verbal communication skills required for interaction with faculty, teammates and departmental personnel. Ability to cultivate and maintain strong working partnerships with faculty, staff, finance and other key stakeholders.
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business, Economics or Finance and four years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated application of financial, accounting and economic concepts.
Internal Number: 65210BR
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Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.