Accountant II

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Job Description

Accountant II-1803065

Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume)

Bachelor's Degree (or foreign equivalent or higher) in Accounting or higher. One (1) year of full time current, responsible financial accounting experience including financial reports, account analysis and bank reconciliations. Must have analytical experience, be accurate with figures, well organized and exercise sound judgment in decision making. Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Word. Ability to deal with people tactfully and effectively in a large and complex working environment. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Computer literacy and experience with general ledger programs.

Preferred Qualifications:

Three (3) or more years of full time, responsible accounting experience, preferable within a University or large not-for-profit environment. Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge database. Knowledge of PeopleSoft or Oracle Cloud General Ledger. Knowledge of banking software. Ability to interact with multiple levels of the organization and multi-tasking

Brief Description of Duties:

The Accountant II will use the knowledge of large scale Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS) to independently deal with financial transactions between general ledger and sub-ledgers; resolving discrepancies; prepare financial or management reports; maintain financial records; prepare and reconcile monthly financial reports for account holders; analysis and reconciliation of transactions of the fund-raising and financial systems.


  • Perform corporate accounting functions including reconciliation of general ledger and sub-ledgers transactions and posting; review of revenue to ensure that gift and non-gift deposits are properly classified and recorded.
  • Review of financial transactions according to general accepted accounting principles.
  • Preparation of financial and 10+ bank reconciliations.
  • Reconcile revenue transactions on a daily, monthly and annual basis.
  • Analyze and reconcile transactions between fund-raising and financial system.
  • Resolve fund related problems, discrepancy and follow up with departments and related parties.
  • Assist Advancement staff and SBF account holders for various inquiries, donor related issues and financial reporting request.
  • Prepare Semi-Annual Lobbying reports and expense analysis, compile information and review various Multi-State Registrations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Special Notes:

The Research Foundation of SUNY is a private educational corporation. Employment is subject to the Research Foundation policies and procedures, sponsor guidelines and the availability of funding. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.

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About Stony Brook:

Long Island’s premier academic medical center, Stony Brook Medicine represents Stony Brook University’s entire medical enterprise and integrates all of Stony Brook’s health-related initiatives: education, research and patient care. It encompasses Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, the six Health Sciences schools — Dental Medicine, Health Technology and Management, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Medicine, Nursing and Social Welfare — as well as the major centers and institutes, programs and more than 50 community-based healthcare settings throughout Suffolk County. With 603 beds, Stony Brook University Hospital serves as Suffolk County’s only tertiary care center and Regional Trauma Center. Stony Brook Children’s, with more than 180 pediatric specialists in 30 specialties, offers the most advanced pediatric specialty care in the region.

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Official Job Title: Accountant II
Job Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Advancement/Stony Brook Foundation-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook
Schedule: Full-time Day Shift 8:30-5Advancement/Stony Brook Foundation-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook
Posting Start Date: Nov 7, 2018
Posting End Date: Nov 21, 2018, 11:59:00 PM
Salary: $57,000-$67,000 / Annual @ 1.0 FTE Commensurate with Experience
Salary Grade: E2





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Posted: 11/8/2018
Application Due: 11/22/2018
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