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STARS Requisition Number 26155BR
Department Cancer Ctr
University Job Title Accountant 2
Posting Position Title Accountant
Bargaining Unit None
Job Category Managerial & Professional
Type of Employment Full Time
Duration Type Regular
Salary Grade 22
Work Location Medical School Campus
Worksite Address CSS
Work Week Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
Position Focus: Under the general direction of the Operation Manager, and with latitude for exercising discretion, provide financial and administrative support to the Yale Cancer Center. Runs, reviews and analyzes clinical data utilizing the EPIC reporting system by identifying both trends and deviations from expected results. Interpret results for department management and faculty. Prepares adhoc clinical projections for existing and new clinical faculty and programs. Provides guidance and expertise with a high level of customer service on all facets of financial management. Assists in the budget and year-end process.
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: Ability to prioritize, manage time and resources effectively and work with changing priorities and deadlines.
Required Skill/Ability 2: Thorough working knowledge of finance, budgeting, fund accounting, and financial reporting analysis. Experience preparing budgets, forecasts, and financial plans-while integrating multiple, complex pieces of information to identify themes and trends.
Required Skill/Ability 3: Effective oral and written communication skills and well developed interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with a diverse group. Proven ability to adapt communication style to address the needs of individuals at all levels and to represent the department in a professional manner.
Required Skill/Ability 4: Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team; demonstrated problem solving ability showing initiative and project ownership.
Required Skill/Ability 5: Well developed organizational and analytical skills to multi-task and integrate several functions together.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Superb computing skills and the ability to create new reports (Excel, Word, etc.) for tracking, analysis, and communication of financial information. Prefer experience with Oracle applications, Hyperion/Brio database reporting tool,Yale Budgeting Tool (YBT) and EPIC reporting.
Weekend Hours Required? Occasional
Evening Hours Required? Occasional
Drug Screen No
Health Screening No
Background Check Requirements All External and Internal candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit 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.