Accountant

Location
Nashville, Davidson County
Posted
Jul 03, 2014
Jobs Outside Higher Education
Businesses & Consultants


Description

Accountant has responsibility for analysis and completion of various transactions, reconciliations and reports and serves as the primary contact for training and assisting departmental personnel with University financial processes and procedures. The Accountant reports to the Business Officer of the Dean of Students Office (DOS).
 
Preferred qualifications:
  • CPA
  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, and budgeting principles.  Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent computer application skills, proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.  Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and complete projects within deadlines.
  • Experience working collaboratively with co-workers and demonstrated ability to foster relationships with people of diverse backgrounds.

Job responsibilities will include:

  • Format, design, and prepare regular reports and schedules of financial activity
  • Analyze and verify accuracy of various financial transactions and reports including preparation of regular reconciliations
  • Create financial transactions
  • Assist the Business Officer and other departmental personnel in researching issues, analyzing data, and providing general financial support
  • Complete special projects, regular audits and other reviews as required by University policy or departmental policy
  • Compile and update financial processes for the DOS Division
  • Provide on-going training for staff within the DOS Division
  • Format, design, and prepare regular reports and schedules of financial activity
  • Gather information from monthly financial statements and other University resources to create accurate and timely summary reports for Business Officer and other DOS or University personnel
  • Develop and maintain other schedules of financial activity as requested by Business Officer or other DOS or University personnel
  • Analyze and verify accuracy of various transactions and reports including preparation of reconciliations and other regular monitoring activities
  • Prepare regular reconciliations of revenue and expense accounts for the Dean of Students Division, holding monthly meetings with the directors throughout DOS
  • Review and analyze transactions for University best practices and account relationships
  • Review monthly reporting for all departmental purchase cards to ensure compliance with University policy
  • Monitor accuracy and timeliness of payroll reporting and activity 
  • Review fund balances to verify accuracy
  • Review monthly tax reporting
  • Process documents on a regular basis to complete purchases, deposits, transfers, and other financial transactions
  • Prepare weekly journal entry uploads as requested by Business Officer or other departmental personnel.  Review journal entry requests for accuracy and appropriateness
  • Review submitted journal entries for accurate accounting
  • Assist the Business Officer and other departmental personnel in researching issues, analyzing data, and providing general financial support
  • Serve as the primary contact for questions regarding University business processes.  Assist personnel with issues related to University financial reporting systems
  • Assist Business Officer in gathering information, analyzing activity, and creating schedules as part of the annual budget process. Complete budget entry and create reports through the University budget system
  • Assist Business Officer in gathering information, analyzing activity, and creating schedules as part of the quarterly projection process
  • Assist the Business Officer with questions and preparation of documentation for payroll related issues
  • Complete other analysis and prepare reports of activity as requested
  • Complete special projects, regular audits and other reviews as required by University policy or departmental policy
  • Assist in completion of physical inventory counts as required by the University
  • Perform annual review of privileges for the division
  • Manage and ensure timely completion of monthly payroll and financial reporting by other Housing personnel and departments
  • Compile and update financial processes for the DOS Division
  • Regularly create or update policy manuals to reflect current financial practices for the division
  • Prepare training materials and participate in regular training presentations related to financial policies and procedures 
  • Serve as the regular contact for training of new and continuing employees for University financial systems and processes
  • Ensure organization and appropriate retention of departmental records
  • Other duties as assigned


Basic Qualifications


Job requires Bachelor's and 2 years of experience or the equivalent.



Job Accounting and Finance

Primary Location TN-Nashville-Sarratt Student Center

Organization Office of the Dean of Students 146000

PI80272871