Lead Finance/Acctg Spec - Library
Reporting to the Finance Manager, the Lead Finance and Accounting Specialist performs all routine financial operations for the University Libraries. Responsibilities includes handling day to day processing of financial transactions, deposits of departmental funds, maintenance of records, and tracking of expenses. The Specialist will use financial systems to run queries and reports for analysis. Prepares reports for Finance Manager as needed. Maintains financial security by following internal controls and keeping financial information confidential. Assists Finance Manager in preparation of monthly cost center budget reviews and reports. Creates various Excel spreadsheets to record, track and project expenditures. Reviews all travel reimbursements for accuracies prior to approval for payment in Concur. Prepares and/ or reviews purchase orders, requisitions and other requests in TUMarketplace. Oversees and assists with the data entry of all invoices to be paid, receipts of cash deposits and ensures compliance with policies and procedures. Completes monthly review of transactions for all library staff purchasing cardholders. Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance or related area and three years of finance/accounting experience. Demonstrated experience preparing budgets and reports, budget analysis and project management. Experience using computer software programs and/or other applications to research financial transactions. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.Required Skills and Abilities:
*Demonstrated organizational and analytical skills as well as the ability to handle complex financial details.
*Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
*Proficient with Microsoft Suite including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
*Proficient data entry skills with meticulous attention to detail.
*Proven ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
*Ability to prioritize and multi-task to meet deadlines.
*Excellent customer service skills that will foster positive relationships with departments, vendors and other staff.
*Demonstrated integrity and ability to maintain confidential information.Preferred:
*Experience in Banner, Cognos Reporting and/or Concur Travel and Expense management systems. Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.To obtain additional information about Temple University please visit our website at www.temple.edu. Temple University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains statistics, policies, and procedures related to campus safety and can be found at: https://safety.temple.edu/reports-logs/annual-security-reportYou may request a copy of the report by calling Temple University’s Campus Safety Services at 215-204-7900.
Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Main Campus-Charles Library
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular