Accountant 2

Job description

Hyde Park Campus

8064320 Fin Serv-Accounting

About the Unit

Job Information

Job Summary:

Under general supervision, performs a variety of reconciliation, fund accounting, and unitized investment pool activities at an intermediate level which require the use of accounting theories and principles. Prepares quarterly and ad hoc fund accounting statements, and various other accounting statements and reports and projections. May advise others on inquiries regarding individual restricted gift and endowment accounts or other financial and budgetary data.


  • Review gift and pledge transactions for compliance with gift terms and conditions.
  • Work with Development Office and units to properly classify and move gifts held in the various unclassified accounts.
  • Reconcile results of Griffin (Development)/FAS interface, investigate and resolve discrepancies.
  • Review departmental requests to create new gifts and endowment accounts to ensure compliance with University financial policies and specific terms and conditions of gift.
  • Establish new gift and endowment accounts as needed, and monitor the posting of gifts and budgets to new and established accounts.
  • Prepare periodic and ad hoc fund accounting reports and budget projection analyses as required.
  • Prepare specific components of year-end financial statement work papers and analyses, as assigned.

  • Ability to communicate accounting and financial information clearly and concisely
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Analytical and problem solving skills

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience, and Certifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or related field

  • A minimum of two years of accounting experience; experience with budgets, ledgers, and fiscal reporting.
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Proficiency with Excel

Licenses and Certifications
  • CPA, preferred

Technical Knowledge
  • Knowledge of fund accounting principles

Required Documents:

Resume, Cover Letter, and Reference list

All required documents must be submitted to be considered for this position.

When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

Scheduled Weekly Hours


Job is Exempt?

Drug Test Required?

Does this position require incumbent to operate a vehicle on the job?

Health Screen Required?

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Full time

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Job No:
Posted: 3/3/2018
Application Due: 4/24/2018
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