University of Rochester Staff Accountant in Rochester, New York
Full Time 40 hours Grade 051 Chemical Engineering Engg
8 AM-4:30 PM
Performs professional accounting work at an operating level requiring knowledge and application of general accounting theory, techniques and practices and knowledge of the University accounting system.
Under general direction and with some latitude for independent judgment:
Makes analyses of ledger accounts in order to confirm completeness and accuracy of data; uses judgment as to whether account balances are reasonable; examines accounting documents to ascertain that transactions are properly supported in accordance with University policy and procedures; initiates corrective action or recommends solutions as appropriate; prepares routine working papers, exhibits and summaries supporting findings and recommendations.
May be assigned to perform the foregoing for specific accounts or certain groups of accounts, such as those involving third party agreements, contracts, grants, auxiliary enterprises, fixed assets, etc., which requires knowledge of policies, regulations and other criteria uniquely applicable to maintaining these accounts.
Reviews daily diagnostic reports which summarize financial transaction errors originating at various data input stations throughout the University. Initiates corrective action as appropriate. Where error trend indicates system defects, consults with or refers the matter to the appropriate supervisor, presenting recommendations and seeking guidance as to the course of action to be taken. Recommends improvements, adaptation and changes in policy and procedures in the accounting system.
Prepares a variety of routine financial statements or accounting reports for which the format has been established. May supervise clerks engaged in a variety of accounting activities and may occasionally participate in their work, such as compiling specialized (non-routine) data.
Performs other related work as required.
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, and 1 year of professional accounting experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled
Job Title: Staff Accountant
Location: Sch Engineering & App Sci
Job ID: 210165
Full/Part Time: Full-Time