Salary: Depends on Qualifications
Job_Type: Full Time
Location: Main Campus
Direct the performance of a significant functional area of accounting responsibility to maintain accurate, complete accounting records and data for University and governmental officials. Position functions with a high degree of independence to provide administrative oversight direction and training to other professional staff within area of responsibility.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Direct assigned area of responsibility.
Function as EMU administrator and management team member to represent the interests of the University.
Prepare financial statements, and perform related financial analysis. This includes the monitoring and assessment of overall fiscal performance and the implementation of any necessary financial reporting instruments. Maintain relevant systems and applications related to financial planning, analysis, and reporting.
Review and monitor insurance and risk compliance as may be assigned.
Assign and monitor work done by professional and clerical staff.
Monitor the input and changes to, and maintenance of, the automated accounting system.
Process payments in compliance with contracts, laws, and regulations.
Review and/or concur with journal entries to the proper account(s).
Evaluate present accounting and operational systems; and recommend changes.
Perform liaison function with other departments.
Perform year-end closing and reporting of audit schedules.
Review and approve budget proposals for consideration of outside support.
Assist in compliance and assessment activities.
Perform related departmental duties, as required.
Knowledge of accounting principles and procedures, typically acquired through the completion of a Bachelor's degree in Accounting or a closely related field, is necessary in order to perform and direct various accounting duties in an assigned area of responsibility.
A Master's degree is desirable.
Four years experience as a professional accountant is necessary.
Proficiency with personal computers and spreadsheet software applications is necessary.
Supervisory/management experience is desirable.
Senior Accountant/Charter Schools Finance and Compliance Officer
Process the receipt and forwarding of monthly state aid payments to authorized academies as directed by state law and charter contract
Monitor and assess authorized academies fiscal performance and financial reporting as required by state law and charter contract
Monitor academy insurance compliance as required by charter contract in accordance with MUSIC, Michigan Universities Self Insurance Corporation
Maintain the CSO's web-based academy compliance application (Epicenter)
Maintain the CSO webpages
Assist in developing and improving CSO policies, processes, and procedures for monitoring academy compliance and performance with applicable laws and the charter contracts
Develop and maintain CSO financial and compliance reports.
Interact with University Controller, Associate General Counsel, and accounting departments to facilitate
charter fiscal agent responsibilities.
Interact with University accounting departments to monitor and facilitate internal CSO financial
Eastern Michigan University offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance; a TIAA-CREF retirement plan with employer contributions; an outstanding vacation and time off policy; a tuition waiver program and much more.
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Notice of Availability of the Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report
The Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report is available online
The report contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; the procedures the University will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in On-Campus Student Housing Facilities; in Noncampus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also contains fire statistics for any fires occurring in an On-Campus Student Housing Facility during the three most recent calendar years.
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Do you have knowledge of accounting principles and procedures, typically acquired through the completion of a Bachelor's degree in Accounting or a closely related field, in order to perform and direct various accounting duties in an assigned area of responsibility?
Do you have four years experience as a professional accountant?
Do you have proficiency with personal computers and spreadsheet software applications?
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