The Staff Accountant & Procurement Analyst position is responsible for daily and weekly cash accounting processes to ensure accurate and detailed records of all cash transactions are maintained.
In addition this position will work directly with the CFO in procurement analysis and data collection related to Augsburg and partner institutions consolidated procurement activities. The Analyst will also oversee Augsburg's control processes for our Purchase Card (P-Card) program to ensure that appropriate reviews and approvals are completed with adequate supporting documentation.
Cash Accounting Responsibilities
Reconcile main bank account weekly.
Prepare and post journal entries to record all main bank activity weekly.
Access bank information on-line and record cash activity daily in cash spreadsheets.
Follow cash reconciliation procedures and update documentation as necessary.
Provide reconciliation report weekly to the Accounting Manager for review and follow-up on open items.
Review available balances in cash accounts and recommend transfers between accounts as needed
Update cash flow summary report with daily cash receipts and expenditures by type and assist in analysis of unusual or unexpected transactions.
Support any audit testing of cash accounts or transactions as needed.
Perform other responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.
Procurement Analyst Responsibilities
Manage the list of Associated College of Twin Cities (ACTC) joint procurement contracts, vendors and categories of spend. Update contract terms and renewal dates, identify upcoming renewals for review by CFO and ACTC partners.
Coordinate data collection on usage and other relevant contract terms across Augsburg and ACTC partner institutions when required for upcoming renewals.
Assist CFO in analysis of financial impact of contract renewals and prepare summary schedules for review by ACTC.
Assist CFO with procurement Request For Proposal (RFP) or Request For Information (RFI) processes as directed.
Manage P-Card control processes. Create reports of incomplete P-Card reviews and approvals, follow up with approvers to resolve incomplete P-Card approvals and to ensure that appropriate documentation is retained in Augsburg's records.
Support any required audit testing of P-Card transactions.
Perform other procurement responsibilities as assigned.
WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Typical work environment is an office. Working at a desk for long periods of time.
At least three (3) years of experience in accounting or finance required.
Ability to carry out duties with accuracy and attention to detail despite frequent interruptions.
Effective time management skills. Example: timely completion of projects and effectively prioritize work.
Ability to work independently with little supervision
Ability to maintain confidentiality and demonstrate initiative.
Among the distinctive features of the university are its deep dedication to civic and community engagement, robust undergraduate research programs, and a strong belief in the integration of liberal arts and professional studies across all programs. The University's commitments to our urban context and the world beyond it are enhanced through the work of four signature centers: the Christensen Center for Vocation, the Center for Global Education and Experience, the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship, and the Strommen Center for Meaningful Work. All faculty members are encouraged to develop significant, experiential learning opportunities in collaboration with one or more of these centers through curricular and co-curricular programming in our main campus in Minneapolis, as well as our satellite site in Rochester, MN, and academic centers in Central America and Southern Africa. Faculty members also design and offer Study-Away programs across all fifty states.
For more than a decade, Augsburg's commitment to intentional diversity has been reflected in the student body as Black, Indigenous and other students of color have to comprise more than 70% of the student body. The emerging interdisciplinary Department of Critical Race and Ethnicity Studies builds on this foundation to further diversify our academic curriculum and co-curricular programs. We do this work out of historical and contemporary obligations rooted in our ethical and intellectual commitments to prepare our diverse student body for a cosmopolitan world.
Augsburg is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, or any other protected class. Successful candidates will have demonstrated abilities working in an academic community committed to intentional diversity. Candidates are thus encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate these competencies. Women and persons of color are encouraged to apply.
Applicants MUST submit the following documents:
Professional references will be requested at a later date.
Augsburg University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate degrees to more than 3,500 students of diverse backgrounds. The student-faculty ratio is 13:1 and is characterized by strong teaching in small classes.
The University's Mission
Augsburg University educates students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders. The Augsburg experience is supported by an engaged community that is committed to intentional diversity in its life and work. An Augsburg education is defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies, guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, and shaped by its urban and global settings.
Located in the heart of the Twin Cities, Augsburg’s main campus surrounds Murphy Square, the oldest park in Minneapolis. The University of Minnesota West Bank campus and the University of Minnesota Fairview Medical Center are across the street from Augsburg, with the Mississippi River and the Seven Corners theatre district just a few blocks away.
The 23-acre campus consists of a mix of historic and newer buildings that reflect the contemporary needs of the academic pr...ograms. Augsburg’s newest signature academic building, the Hagfors Center for Science, Business, and Religion, opened for classes January 8, 2018. In addition to its Minneapolis campus, Augsburg has a location in Rochester, Minnesota, and maintains international sites and staff in Mexico, Nicaragua, and Namibia.