Staff Accountant, Neurology

Rochester, NY


Provides, in an independent manner, professional financial and administrative support to the Department of Neurology, under general direction and with latitude for independent judgment. Utilizes knowledge of the University accounting procedures to provide proper review and control over activity which impacts the financial records of assigned accounts. Processes payroll-related paperwork for department. Interprets and applies University and department policies and procedures. Possesses strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and the ability to handle confidential information in a professional manner.


  • Reconciles salary expenditures by reviewing University ledgers/Cumulative Salary Reports.Reconciles checks, invoices & incentive payouts. Utilizes excel based shadow system for reconciliation process, in conjunction with Cognos/UR Financials, HRMS, and other diagnostic tools. Audits, analyze and reconcile ledger accounts to confirm completeness and accuracy of data. Prepares and submits personnel forms/salary distribution changes for processing. Tracks submission of payroll action forms and ensures HRMS system appropriately reflects planned distributions.

  • Reconciles non-salary expenditures by reviewing University ledgers, Supplier Invoice Requests, Employee Expenses Reports and other supporting documentation.Utilizes excel based shadow system for reconciliation process, in conjunction with Cognos (FRS)/UR Financials, HRMS, and other diagnostic tools. Ensures transactions are in accordance with university and departmental policies. Investigates any discrepancies and take corrective action as needed including preparation of journal entries

  • Assists in the monthly ledger analysis and distribution of monthly reports. Maintains financial reports on all clinical and other non-grant accounts. The department currently holds around 160 accounts related to professional medical accounts with Strong Memorial Hospital (SMH) and educational activities in the School of Medicine and Dentistry (SMD), and professional activities with outside organizations. Identifies and troubleshoots financial issues during monthly reconciliation. Close out and creation of accounts (FAOs) as necessary.

  • Assist Finance Director with the preparation of capital, operating budgets and endowment reports. Assists new administrators/AAs with UR financials processes as well as reports.

  • Updates various spreadsheets on an ad-hoc and routine basis relating to ledger activity and financial projections utilizing Cognos, UR Financials, etc. Process journal entries/expense transfers as needed. Produces and distributes outside agency invoices on a routine basis. Track and reconcile specific expenses as needed, such as outside rent leases, pharmacy and licenses. Helps with parking validation labels for the clinical and central departments. Develops a variety of spreadsheets on an ad-hoc basis; performs additional financial/accounting duties as needed.

Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting/Finance or related field required

  • One year of professional accounting experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience required


  • Strong analytical and organizational skills with keen attention to detail and value of data integrity.

  • Positive customer service attitude with strong communication skills, including written communications.

  • Shows initiative and resourcefulness in managing multiple priorities.

  • Takes responsibility for accomplishing their own work while maintaining confidentiality of information in a professional manner.

  • Microsoft Excel spreadsheet development experience.

  • Experience with UR financials and payroll procedures preferred.

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How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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Pay Range

Pay Range: $23.06 - $32.29 Hourly

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: School of Medicine & Dentistry
Full/Part Time: Full-Time