YSS Accountant

New Haven, New Haven County
May 03, 2014
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STARS Requisition number 25161BR

Department Yale Shared Services

University Job Title Accountant 2

Posting Position Title YSS Accountant

Bargaining Unit None

Job Category Managerial & Professional

Type of Employment Full Time

Duration Type Fixed

If Fixed Duration, Period 6 months from date of hire

If Fixed Duration, is continuation possible? No

Salary Grade 22

Work Location Central Campus

Worksite Address 344 Win

Work Week Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)

Position Focus: Forensic Accounting: Research and resolution of outstanding reconcilement differences. This position will provide backup support for tax compliance review of University check and wire transfer requests as well as Accounts Payable payment processing. Ability to run/modify brio queries as needed.

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Principal Responsibilities
1. Financial Analysis and Reporting: Analyzes information and creates accurate and timely reports that add value to the management of University operations. Applies GAAP to report out on financial conditions. Ensures financial reporting meets the compliance needs of internal and external users. Extracts data from multiple sources. 2. Financial Methods and Systems: Recommends methods to improve practices, processes and systems. Works with internal and external contacts to carry out department objectives. Provides a high level of service that cultivates and maintains strong working relationships and effectively communicates information; takes ownership and accountability for timeliness, accuracy and relationship management. 3. Accounting and Reconciliation: Accurately records enterprise or subsystem transactions to balance sheets, income statements, and other financial records. Performs reconciliations; navigates through systems and reporting tools to independently resolve routine and non-routine discrepancies. Applies entries to the general ledger or subsystems and ensures adherence to GAAP, regulatory requirements and financial reporting considerations. Communicates effectively to unit leadership. 4. Strategic Resource: Translates unit finance objectives into priorities. Reports financial issues and risks and makes recommendations. Contacts appropriate stakeholders to include in communications and approvals. 5. Compliance and Risk Management: Establishes, implements and/or maintains strong internal controls in areas of assigned responsibility to provide reasonable assurance of effective and appropriate resources use, accurate financial information, and adherence to contractual obligations and agreements, policies, procedures, and external regulatory requirements. 6. May perform other duties as assigned.Required Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business, Economics or Finance and two years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated application of financial, accounting and economic concepts.

Required Skill/Ability 1: Proven ability to reconcile accounts payable to suppliers' accounts receivable.

Required Skill/Ability 2: Proven ability to work in an operations environment.

Required Skill/Ability 3: Proven ability to effectively multi-task.

Required Skill/Ability 4: Proven skills working with accounting and/or transaction systems.

Required Skill/Ability 5: Proven skills in Customer/client services.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Quick learner, Self Starter who can work with minimal supervision, strong Attention to Detail. Accounting, Tax and Policy Compliance preferred. Accounts Payable or Tax Accounting experience desired. Experience working with management reporting query tools preferred

Weekend Hours Required? Occasional

Evening Hours Required? Occasional

Drug Screen No

Health Screening No

Background Check Requirements All external candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent on successful completion of a background check. Please visit www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Posting Disclaimer The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.