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Accountant 2

Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Closing date
Mar 7, 2024

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Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time
Essential Duties

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.

Background Check Requirements

All 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. For additional information on the background check requirements and process visit "Learn about background checks" under the Applicant Support Resources section of Careers on the It's Your Yale website.

Position Focus:

Under the direction of the Operations Manager, and with considerable latitude for discretion and independent judgment, carry out financial and administrative activities to support the vision and mission of the department of Psychology and the Cognitive Science Program. Works in union with FRMS to maintain the accuracy of all post award accounting duties of sponsored awards and with Operation manager on department accounts which includes USP and study subject activity support. Perform monthly financial monitoring, determine budgetary constraints, identify areas of areas of excessive and/or under-utilized funds. Reconcile and analyze monthly financial reports. Approve Workday transactions. Supervise and assist Financial Assistant to ensure expenditures are charged to proper accounts with proper documentation. Identify, research and correct questionable transactions and follow up with appropriate parties to ensure compliance with University and Federal guideline and policies. Perform/support other department business process activities including ordering, advances, approvals, asset management and other essential duties.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Prior experience/knowledge of Workday/Oracle enterprise systems, SciQuest and full suite of Microsoft Office products. Prior supervisory experience.

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.

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