Accountant

Location
Coral Gables, Florida
Posted
Feb 28, 2017
Ref
53459471
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The University of Miami is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT) we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. We are one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County; home to more than 13,400 faculty and staff from all over the world.

This position will be responsible for various areas relating to financial reporting, including timely month-end closes, analyzing various financial statement line items, reconciling accounting activity, and resolving complex discrepancies. In addition, this position will be responsible for both routine and non-routine accounting transactions, and may serve as a project lead for accounting projects upon request. This position requires solid knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles to help ensure the accuracy and completeness of data.


PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

•Applies accounting principles and procedures to analyze financial information.
•Prepares accurate and timely reports and statements to ensure appropriate accounting control procedures.
•Analyzes and prepares financial and non-financial surveys or requests as assigned.
•Analyzes and prepares selected monthly, quarterly and year-end financial schedules and support for the audited financial statements and footnotes.
•Analyzes, classifies, and reviews complex accounting transactions and inter-relationships.
•Examines a variety of financial statements and documents for completeness, accuracy, and conformity to accounting principles/ requirements.
•Ensures that systems and procedures are in compliance with company policies, acceptable accounting practices, and applicable regulations.
•Suggests, recommends, and implements changes to accounts, reports, and systems.
•Performs monthly, quarterly, and year-end financial close activities - including journal entry preparation and review, variance analysis preparation and review, legal entity reporting, and balance sheet account reconciliation and analysis
•Assists with preparation of financial reports through analyses of operating and/or financial data.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
•Solid understanding of generally accepted accounting principles.
•Strong analytical skills, reports, ability to work independently and strong written and oral communication skills.
•Strong computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office including Excel and Word
•Ability to meet deadlines and manage priorities.
•Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with discretion
•Commitment to excellent customer service and positive teamwork
•Ability to handle stress and work well under pressure


QUALIFICATIONS – EDUCATION / WORK EXPERIENCE
•Bachelor's degree with major in accounting. Two years of progressive accounting experience in preparation and analysis of financial data. Apply online. Position #P100017993

The University of Miami is home to some of the brightest minds in the world. We are committed to educating and nurturing students, creating knowledge, and providing service to our community and beyond. The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Come join us!

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