Job ID: 2021-7875 Type: Office of the SVP Finance and Budget/Chief Financial Officer (WS2704) # of Openings: 1 Category: Finance/Real Estate/Procurement/Grant Management New York University
Responsible for maintaining and reconciling the Universitys endowment programs in ledger at market value to ensure completeness and accuracy. Perform monthly endowment rollforwards and reconcile long-term liabilities for others. Research new accounting guidance and apply them to current practices. Use external resources and trainings to recommend process improvements. Partner with schools on requests to run endowment related reports via the Universitys endowment accounting software (Fundriver). Assist other teams at the University, such as the Investment Office, Office of Gift Administration, and Financial Reporting, with endowment related deliverables like historical cash flow, footnotes, endowment rollforwards, etc. Integral team member for year-end audit. Responsible for petty cash record keeping and communications with fiscal officers. Participate in other special reporting such as IRS Form 990 and numerous endowment survey reportings.
Required Education: Bachelor's Degree Accounting or Finance
Preferred Education: Master's Degree Accounting, Business Administration, and/or CPA or progress towards CPA.
Required Experience: 5+ years accounting or auditing experience, including financial statement analysis and reporting or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Preferred Experience: 3+ years public accounting and/or advisory experience. Experience with accounting practices within a higher education environment or Not-for-profit, including endowments.
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Strong detail-orientation, analytical, organizational and problem solving skills. Ability to be flexible, manage changing priorities, perform multiple tasks, and be comfortable with working under deadlines. Strong customer service skills demonstrating tact and sensitivity in stressful situations. Proficiency in the use of software applications, databases, spreadsheets, and word processing. Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. Must understand GAAP accounting.
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Familiarity with PeopleSoft financial software for Education and Government.
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