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Junior Financial Analyst / Staff Accountant

Job description

Junior Financial Analyst / Staff Accountant

Job no: 501569
Position Type: Staff Full Time
Campus: UMass Boston
Department: Controller's Office
Pay Grade: 31
Date opened: 12 Jul 2019 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 23 Aug 2019 Eastern Daylight Time

General Summary:

Working under the direct supervision of the Senior Associate Controller and indirect supervision of the Financial Analyst, the Staff Accountant is responsible for the review, approval and timely processing of routine journal entries. The Staff Accountant supports the Senior Associate Controller with the maintenance and creation of the Chart of Accounts, reconciliations of control accounts and preparation and analysis of the financial statements. These statements include Statement of Net Assets, Statement of Revenues, Expenses, and Changes in Net Assets, and all other statements as required in accordance with GASB accounting principles and practices. The position requires interaction with many academic and financial areas across the campus.

Examples of Duties:

General Accounting:

  • Assist the Sr. Associate Controller with the maintenance and creation of the Chart of Accounts
  • Review and approve routine journals submitted to the Controller’s Office prior to entry into the accounting system
  • Assist Departments in the preparation of journal entries
  • Assist with the reconciliation of feeder system detail to the general ledger weekly and at month end for the following modules/systems:
    • Student Receivable System
    • Grants Module
    • Accounts Payable Module
    • Fixed Assets System
  • Prepare or collect monthly reconciliations of other balance sheet accounts including liability control accounts, imprest and clearing accounts

Financial Statements:

  • Assist in the creation of the Boston campus audited financial statements and all other statements as required, in compliance with GASB financial reporting standards, as needed.
  • Assist in the preparation of external survey requests as needed.
  • Miscellaneous:

  • Run many ad hoc computer reports, using tools such as Query and nVision, for users, both on demand and as part of regular production.
  • Perform other related duties at the request of the Sr. Associate Controller and Senior Associate Controller as needed.
  • Qualifications:

    Bachelor's degree in Business, Accounting or related field is required. One year of accounting experience, which can include an internship position or previous employment, is required.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Knowledge of GASB accounting principles preferred.
    • Strong computer skills, including a solid understanding and working knowledge of MS Office products
    • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with strong interpersonal skills.

    Application Instructions:

    Please apply online with your resume, cover letter, and list of three professional references.

    Review of candidates will begin following the application closing date.

    Only Internal candidates in the Professional Staff Bargaining Unit will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period.

    Salary Ranges for the appropriate Pay Grade can be found at the following link:

    Salary Ranges

    All official salary offers must be approved by Human Resources.

    Applications close: 23 Aug 2019 Eastern Daylight Time




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    Posted: 7/16/2019
    Application Due: 8/23/2019
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