Job Board Title:
Financial Accountant University of Puget Sound
Please use this link to apply: https://careers-anothersource.icims.com/jobs/100731/financial-accountant-university-of-puget-sound/job
Another Source’s client, University of Puget Sound, is recruiting a Financial Accountant (internally titles Sr Financial Accountant) to join their team in Tacoma, Washington. This is a hybrid role with three days a week on campus.
Here’s a little about University of Puget Sound and the position they are recruiting for:
Responsible for complex accounting, analysis, and reporting, including: treasury and long-term debt & compliance; reconciling assigned funds and accounts; facilitating accounting for pledges; preparing and recording monthly allocations; and maintaining international programs analyses and projections. Supports year-end close and audit schedule preparation including: preparing or reviewing fiscal year close entries; confirmations; lead schedules; variance analysis; and assists in financial report drafts including preparation of charts, graphs, and exhibits. Assists with external surveys, as needed. Manages student staff workload together with the Senior Accounting Analyst. Actively identifies areas for process improvement and automation. Cross-trains with and provides backup support for other Office of Finance team members.
Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:
Reconcile general checking account on a monthly basis
Review receipt deposit analysis to support bank reconciliations
Prepare Wire and ACH transfers
Prepares monthly OUR gift report reconciliation
Reviews and confirms supporting documentation is in place for pledges, prepares unconditional promise audit schedule and related entries, and identifies and compiles information for conditional promise disclosures
Account for long-term debt in accordance with GAAP
Prepare and maintain debt covenant calculations and debt service payment schedules, required reconciliations and journal entries
Prepare annual and periodic debt compliance reports in accordance with debt and swap covenants
Provide accounting and tax filing support related to long-term debt
Maintain debt service schedules, required reconciliations, and journal entries
Prepare budget variance reports related to debt
As needed, assists in drafting materials to support Ad Hoc Bond Committee of the board of trustees.
Provide support for issuance of long-term debt, including portfolio analysis as necessary
Develop, coordinate, and maintain monthly fringe benefit expense allocations, staff compensation redistribution, and budget allocations to cover actual student employment wages across campus
Maintain the international programs financial matrix, reflecting program revenues, expenses and margins.
Assist with annual budget load process, as well as periodic budget setup requests
Coordinate, monitor, and account for Other Sponsored Programs, including budget projections
Other Essential Functions
Assist Financial Accounting Manager and Director of Finance with process improvement and automation efforts to streamline processes and procedures office-wide
Assist Financial Accounting Manager with journal entry review
Backup for project, account and chartfield setups within PeopleSoft, including the maintenance of chart elements, trees, combo edit rules, and other processes within PeopleSoft
Assign KACE tickets (service desk tickets) from student queue. Prepare various accounting entries related to KACE requests, forward issues to appropriate Office of Finance members, and communicate with campus as needed for follow-up to the requests
Review university annual L&I Surety requirement
Prepare select financial surveys
Assist in audit and close processes as related to areas of responsibility
Other items as assigned
Candidates must be able to explain and/or demonstrate that they possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to safely perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.
Requires a bachelor’s degree, with accounting or finance major preferred, and significant, increasingly responsible accounting experience, to include an understanding of GAAP related to investments, automated accounting systems/data bases, and reporting. CPA preferred.
Requires the ability to work in cooperation with other team members to achieve the university’s goals and objectives.
Must have superior aptitude for and skill with technology, including learning new technology and using Microsoft Word, Excel (advanced), and other database reporting tools. Experience with PeopleSoft and nVision is a plus.
Must have initiative, ownership of projects, ability to meet deadlines, attention to detail, strong analytical skills, excellent communication skills, and be a quick and continuous learner.
Ability to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously and respond positively to changing circumstances.
Higher education and/or non-profit experience very desirable.
Requires a quick and continuous learner with a high degree of curiosity.
Ability to respectfully work, communicate and provide leadership within a diverse campus community.
University Diversity Statement
The richness of commonalities and differences we share as a University community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; and that education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon multiple perspectives.
To create respect for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts; and to foster a spirit of openness to active engagement among all members of our campus community.
To achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; and to effectively prepare citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.
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University of Puget Sound