Manager, Accounting Operations

Ypsilanti, MI
Sep 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
General Summary:

The Manager, Accounting Operations is a highly skilled individual with expertise in all aspects of Accounting who performs professional work requiring advanced application and use of accounting principles, concepts, regulations and practices. Demonstrates professionalism, integrity, responsibility, and self-motivation.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Analyze and review financial data and assist in preparing financial reports for both internal and external purposes consistent with a comprehensive understanding of Institutional mission and vision, the role and goals of the University and consistent with an understanding of accounting in accordance with GAAP, GASB, and University policies and procedures.

Format, design, and oversee the preparation of highly technical, complex financial reports and schedules for the needs of various internal and external users.

Oversee complex and detailed reconciliations performed by Accountant/Analysts, related bank and general ledger accounts. Develop, design, or modify solutions for process efficiencies and/or applicable systems.

Develop and maintain desktop procedures and process documentation for Accounting Operations. Define requirements, develop and implement complex test cases, perform system testing and analyze results. Participate in critical analysis of existing systems and processes, and identify opportunities for process improvement.

Understand and participate in cross-training on core function in department and serve as back-up.

Supervise, train, coach, and review the work of staff members. Contribute primarily through applying individual expertise.

Implement changes to improve productivity and increase efficiency.

Evaluate operational and business process systems and recommend changes.

Serve as liaison with other departments.

Perform other duties as assigned. Qualifications:
A bachelor's degree in accounting, accounting information systems, finance, or other related field is required.

Advanced proficiency in business applications such as Excel, Access, Crystal is required.

Four years of progressively more responsible administrative experience required.

Effective organizational and written and oral communication skills are required.

Knowledge of GAAP is required

Demonstrated ability to serve collaboratively as a team leader in planning and directing employees and processes to effectively implement quality improvement initiatives is required.

Proven ability to manage a variety of tasks and work independently under pressure and with minimal supervision is required.

Knowledge of GASB is highly preferred.

A CPA is preferred.

Knowledge of Ellucian's banner ERP system is preferred.