Staff Accountant I - CWM

Job description

Overview

POSITION SUMMARY:

 

This position has a dual reporting relationship to the Manager, Accounting - CWM and under the direction of the CWM business unit leads or designee.  The Staff Accountant I is responsible for performing diversified and complex administrative/accounting duties in support of federal, state and private agency grants and contracts and various other departmental funds.  The Staff Accountant I also provides administrative support to the Business Partner in the areas of account reconciliations, monthly financial reports and budget preparation.

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

 

  • Maintain computerized accounting reconciliations for the accurate management of funds.
  • Responsible for the monthly reconciliation to University’s Financial Reporting system.
  • Ensure that accounts are not overcommitted or overspent and that budgetary guidelines are followed.
  • Monitor dispersal of funds to determine appropriateness and compliance of expenditures; review and forecast actual versus planned expenditures.
  • Prepare monthly reconciliation of departmental accounts.
  • Work closely with funding agencies and internal departments to prepare all required documents in accordance with funding and regulatory requirements.
  • Insure all personal action activity related to hiring, firing, contracting, and funding are completed and reported accurately and on time.
  • Process consultant agreements, travel vouchers, purchase order’s and invoices; coordinate the preparation of Accounts Payable source documents for payment; ensure all proper signatures are in place, activity is following University and funding agency guidelines, monitor expenses for timeliness and appropriateness; refer problems to the Business Partner.
  • Assist in the preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual reports for senior management.
  • Prepare reports and provides data analysis for management, including monthly invoicing schedule and reports.
  • Recommend improvements to financial controls and reporting.
  • Prepare reports as needed for reporting to appropriate state agencies.
  • Provide management with needed information and assists in problem resolution.
  • Generate monthly reports as directed showing budgets, expenses, reconciled balances in individual accounts and object codes and communicate with Business Unit and/or Business Partner.
  • Ensure accurate and timely reallocation of all Procard expenses. Involves overseeing and training department support staff acting as re-allocators.
  • Generate monthly reports as directed showing budgets, expenses, reconciled balances in individual accounts and object codes and communicate with Business Unit and/or Business Partner.
  • Ensure accurate and timely reallocation of all Procard expenses. Involves overseeing and training department support staff acting as re-allocators.
  • Act as resource for extramural funding, providing information and assistance in obtaining and completing required forms and necessary approvals.
  • Provide administrative assistance to department administrator and the recognized designee in their absence.
  • Perform other duties as required.
Qualifications

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, or equivalent experience.
  • 1-3 years accounting, financial analysis, budgeting, or related experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and interpret financial documents such as system reports.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office or similar software.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and writing skills needed to present or communicate effectively with all levels of management.

 

 

 

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Job No:
Posted: 4/2/2021
Application Due: 4/1/2022
Work Type: Full Time
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