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University of Rochester Staff Accountant - 231109 in Rochester, New York

Staff Accountant Job ID 231109

Location Central Administration Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Full Time 40 hours Grade 051 General Accounting-Finance

Schedule

8 AM-4:30 PM

Responsibilities

GENERAL PURPOSE:

Performs professional accounting work using knowledge and application of generally accepted accounting principles, and knowledge of the University accounting systems, policies and procedures. Works closely with the various level of the University community to research, review unclaimed bank deposits, gift receipts, credit card transactions, and supplier invoices paid directly by Treasury to ensure timely and completeness of booking. Performs independent review of financial information and proactively identifies solutions for any issues identified.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for the application and reconciliation of cash/check deposits, wires, credit cards transactions, foreign drafts, and lockbox payments for University cash accounts. Ensures established internal control procedures are followed, including proper documentation and authorization of financial transactions.

  • Work closely with Treasury and Accounts Payable to record daily Electronic Fund Transfers, Direct Debits and Foreign Drafts transactions timely and accurately. Monitor the Electronic Fund Transfer tracking file cooperatively with Treasury. Coordinate with Accounts Payable department on new supplier set up to ensure timely recording of payments. Verify completeness and accuracy of accounting transactions.

  • Participate in month-end close process and monthly cash meetings with division cashiers’ locations to review outstanding unreconciled items. Use UR Financials system run unreconciled cash reports to proactively manage outstanding transactions and collaborate with University departments to identify the unclaimed deposits to ensure completeness of booking and reconciliation according to the University’s policy.

  • Assist other departments with cash process related inquiries or research transactions in the University accounting system and bank portal. Prepare journal entries as needed. Cross train other General Accounting team members for out of office coverage.

  • Participate in department-led training related to cash and banking processes. Assist with training material development as needed. Participate system upgrade testing and other projects as needed.

  • Assist with the development of general accounting process and procedures.

  • Other duties as assigned.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance required.

  • 1 year of professional accounting experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

  • Strong analytical, organizational, communication skills and attention to detail required.

  • Strong Microsoft Office skills and the ability to work in a fast paced environment within tight deadlines required.

  • Financial experience in a university or nonprofit setting preferred.

    How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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