Staff Accountant

Rochester, NY


University central finance position within the controller’s office. Performs professional accounting for the consolidated University system requiring knowledge and application of accounting theory, techniques and practices in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Works closely with various University offices and cashier locations to research, review, and reconcile various cash accounting activities.


  • Responsible for the University’s operating cash account reconciliations within UR Financials. Reviews high volume of cash transactions daily in UR Financials including: cash/check deposits, wires, credit card transactions, foreign drafts, and lockbox payments. Identify matching book and bank lines transacted across the University locations including Bursar, Medical Center Cashiers’ location, Advancement Office, Faculty Practice Groups, Patience Finance Services, and other departments. Ensure 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 Unreconciled Cash reports to proactively manage outstanding transactions and collaborate with University departments to identify unclaimed deposits to ensure completeness of booking and reconciliation according to University policy.

  • Assist University departments with cash accounting related inquiries and provide assistance researching transactions within the University accounting system and bank portals.

  • Assist University IT Business Analysts in performing routine system related testing on process automations such as first notice rules, auto reconciliation matching rules, system related issues and validations. Actively participate in the semi-annual UR Financials system upgrade testing.

  • Perform other related work as required including but not limited to audit requests; cross train within the department for back up coverage; assists in the development of policy and procedures to enhance the services of the department and internal controls.

Other duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree in Accounting and 1 year of professional accounting experience required, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Strong attention to details, communication skills, analytical skills and proficiency with spreadsheets are critical components to this position.

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

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Location: Central Administration
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Opening: Full Time 40 hours Grade 051

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