Accountant II

Rochester, NY


The Accountant will serve under the direction of the Senior Finance Officer of the Simon Business School and represent the department in his/her absence or as needed. This individual will perform independent review and analysis of financial information and proactively identify solutions for any issues identified. Must exercise knowledge of University financial systems, general accounting principles and technical expertise in financial accounting practices.


(10%) FAO Reconciliation – Perform the reconciliation of certain FAOs in accordance with University and School policies and standards as well as manage overall Simon reconciliation process. Use judgement as to whether account balances are reasonably stated and supported. Provide supporting analysis of student salary expense. Create / input journal entries as required.

(20%) Faculty Expense Reporting – Primary point of contact for faculty for the preparation of expense reports. On a monthly basis, generate spending report for faculty members that supports their YTD spend versus their allocation. Provide financial approval for all faculty expense reports

(15%) Tuition Revenue / Deposits / Fees - Responsible for the accurate reporting and accounting of all items included in net tuition revenue. Proper accounting for revenue transaction posted via the Simon shopping portal used by student organizations.

(30%) Spending - Act as PCARD manager for Simon which requires training of our PCARD holders in the appropriate polices as well as the review of their transaction activity. Create various schedules on a monthly basis to support the analysis of the schools spending activity. Train new employees on Workday Financials / Workday P2P.

(20%) Ain Center Financial Support – Work to accurately report/support the financial needs of the Ain Center and its staff. This includes

  • Monitor/reconcile and maintain financial reports for all FAOs of the Ain Center

  • PCARD holder for the Ain Center

  • Grant reporting and proposal submissions (requires IORA and CLASP certification within year of employment)

(5%) Other -

  • Fixed asset and space reporting

  • Manage 3 rd party billings

  • Monthly analysis of ISLP

  • Analytical schedules as required

  • Annual budget processing in Axiom

  • Additional duties as assigned


Bachelor’s Degree in accounting with three year of professional experience in accounting or equivalent combination of education and experience. Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and communications skills are critical components to this position. Position requires applicant to have strong Microsoft Office skills, primarily experience in Excel with pivot tables, lookup functions and database formulas. Knowledge of existing systems (Workday, Axiom) is preferred.

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Pay Range

Pay Range: $53,497 - $74,900 Annually

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

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Location: Simon Grad School Business
Full/Part Time: Full-Time