Senior Accountant

Job description

Job no: 495605
Work type: Non-Classified/Professional
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: Accounting, Administration and Business Operations

About Us:

Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Learn more about Boise State and the City of Boise at https://www.boisestate.edu/about/boise-and-beyond/. Boise State University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Boise State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We are a welcoming campus that supports diversity and inclusion.

University Financial Services (UFS) is a unit within the Division of Finance and Administration. You will be joining an intentionally built culture with a strategic focus. The team follows the Enterprise Operating System (EOS) to drive results. All members of UFS are involved.

UFS's value words are:

  1. Team Oriented: understands the dynamics of the team and works cohesively to accomplish a common goal.
  2. Gets Things Done: prioritizes tasks and achieves the end goal.
  3. Continuous Improvement: intentional commitment to making things better every day.
  4. Ethical: honesty and integrity guides personal and professional behavior and judgment.
  5. Adaptable: adjusts to change, being flexible, versatile, and cooperative.
  6. Problem Solver: identifies and understands the interrelated components of an issue and seeks to implement solutions.
  7. Respect: demonstrates care, concern and consideration for the perspective, needs and feelings of others.

Hybrid Remote or on-site options are available with this opportunity!

Job Summary/Basic Function:

Manages daily treasury operations for the University, including cash positioning, liquidity management and the supervision of two team members.

Oversees the University debt portfolio including assisting with new debt issuance, processing ongoing activity and managing tax-exempt bond compliance.

Analyzes complex financial reports and records and makes recommendations based on analysis and status of reserves, assets and expenditures.

Level Scope:

Oversees daily banking activities, including acting as primary approver on daily cash positioning and transactions.

Responsible for reporting on the University debt portfolio including assisting with new bond issues, completing annual disclosures, and preparing all audit schedules. Manages all debt compliance-related activities including private use and arbitrage calculations.

Reviews, analyzes, and reports on University investment portfolio. Includes monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting.

May supervise or lead. Coordinate the development and implementation of policies and procedures for internal controls and business affairs to achieve the overall goals of the department.

Essential Functions:

60% of Time the Accountant, Sr. must:

  • Combines excellent analytical skills with a thorough knowledge of accounting principles to analyze financial reports and forecasts. Experience collaborating and/or managing a team of accountants and junior accountants.
  • Look for trends and variances to ensure acceptable business practices and procedures have been followed for compliance with Federal and State laws. With the results of the research/analysis, conclusions must be drawn and communicated to the appropriate person/department. This can result in changes to a process or system for compliance reasons.
  • May supervise or lead. Coordinate the development and implementation of policies and procedures for internal controls and business affairs to achieve the overall goals of the department.
  • Oversees daily banking activities, including acting as primary approver on daily cash positioning and transactions.
  • Responsible for reporting on the University debt portfolio including assisting with new bond issues, completing annual disclosures, and preparing all audit schedules. Manages all debt compliance-related activities including private use and arbitrage calculations.
  • Reviews, analyzes, and reports on University investment portfolio. Includes monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting.

35% of Time the Accountant, Sr. must:

  • Combines excellent analytical skills with a thorough knowledge of accounting principles to analyze financial reports and forecasts. Experience collaborating and/or managing a team of accountants and junior accountants.
  • Looks for trends and variances to ensure acceptable business practices and procedures have been followed for compliance with Federal and State laws. With the results of the research/analysis, conclusions must be drawn and communicated to the appropriate person/department. This can result in changes to a process or system for compliance reasons.

5% of the Time the Account, Sr. must:

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Ability to lead a team of professional staff, serve as an internal resource and consultant, and work collaboratively with all employees and key business partners.
  • Ability to interpret and appropriately apply accounting principles and regulations.
  • Experience in applying and writing policies and procedures.
  • Excellent analytical skills and experience interpreting financial data.
  • Ability to manage time and deliver projects in a timely manner in an environment of competing priorities.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Requires strong computer skills with an emphasis on Excel.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Accounting, Business or related field plus 5 years minimum experience in a similar type of work.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of treasury functions including cash management, debt management, and investment accounting.
  • Knowledge and experience in governmental accounting.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary starting at $58,240 and will commensurate with experience. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at https://www.boisestate.edu/hrs/benefits/.

Required Application Materials:

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Advertised: April 23, 2021 Mountain Daylight Time
Applications close: May 16, 2021 Mountain Daylight Time

 

 

 

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Posted: 4/25/2021
Application Due: 5/16/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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