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Senior Accountant (Accountant), Uars

Company: Indiana University
Location: Lafayette
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

DepartmentOFFICE OF THE UNIVERSITY CONTR (UA-CTRO-IUBLA)Department InformationThe Office of the University Controller (UCO) provides leadership and guidance for financial compliance, systems and services at Indiana University. We strive to be a leader in higher education by embracing financial best practices, continuous improvement and by creating a culture of respect, integrity and collaboration. As an organization, we value knowledge and diversity in our people, thoughts and ideas. While our department serves all seven IU campuses, we are physically located on the Bloomington Campus.The University Accounting & Reporting Services (UARS) function within UCO provides accounting and consulting services to IU Campuses and Responsibility Centers to mitigate compliance and audit risk. UARS also provides functional resources and accounting expertise to facilitate internal accounting and reporting.Job SummaryThe Senior Accountant (UARS) is tasked with providing functional and accounting oversight for the systems and reporting activities within UARS. This position collaborates with other areas within UCO, as well as the University Budget Office, UITS, and the Campuses, among others, to ensure that standard internal financial reporting is accurate and reliable, and that Kuali financial processing documents have the appropriate document restrictions to minimize compliance and audit risk.Departmental-Specific ResponsibilitiesConsults and serves as accounting oversight for assigned Constituent Reporting Units (CRUs).Supports interim and year-end accounting closing and monitoring in support of the university's consolidated financial reporting and audit requirements.Maintains financial statement object code mapping to ensure standard internal financial statements are in balance and adhering to GAAP/GASB principles.Provides general accounting support and advisory services to the university community through inquires to UARS.Supports the Manager of UARS with maintenance of the University's Chart of Accounts, as needed.Maintains integrity of financial information presented through analysis of financial statement balancesSupports the Development/enhancement of the university financial systems and reporting tools as both a service to other organizations and as a controlCollaborate with users within UCO, as well as others throughout the university on various reporting toolsMaintains UARS' CRM platform and documentationMaintains functional content for the UCO website and related materialsGeneral ResponsibilitiesApplies Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).Performs more complex accounting assignments requiring advanced professional experience, knowledge, and competency in accounting principle and practices to safeguard the organization's financial resources and ensure compliance with all relevant regulations, laws, and reporting requirements.Establishes and maintains accounting policies and controls, fiscal controls, and financial reports.Prepares, reviews, and provides interpretation of complex reports and analyses for manager and officers.Submits recommendations for improved operations.Oversees and assists with specialized accounting assignments such as the preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial activity.Provides work leadership to lower-level accounting employees.QualificationsEDUCATIONRequiredBachelor's degree in Accounting, or related fieldWORK EXPERIENCERequired5 years of relevant experienceCombinations of related education and experience may be consideredLICENSES AND CERTIFICATESPreferredCertified Public Accountant (CPA) Indiana license or Indiana license eligibleSKILLSRequiredProficient communication skillsMaintains a high degree of professionalismDemonstrates time management and priority setting skillsDemonstrates a high commitment to qualityPossesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environmentSeeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialtyHighly thorough and dependableDemonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressurePossesses a high degree of initiativeAbility to influence internal and/or external constituentsAbility to drive multiple projects to successful completionAnalytical ability and a high level of numerical competence.Proficiency in IT and demonstrated skill in using Excel to produce financial reports.Ability to reconcile financial ledgers and process accounts payable/receivable.Organizational skills and ability to manage deadlines.High level of attention to detail and accuracy. Ability to communicate effectively.Working Conditions / DemandsThis role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.Work LocationThis is a remote position with the option to work in Bloomington, IN office locationAdvertised Salary$67,000 $70,000 annually, depending upon qualificationsBenefits OverviewFor full-time staff employees, Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including:Multiple plan options for medical insuranceDental insuranceHealth Savings Account with generous IU contributionLife insurance, LTD, and AD& D optionsBase retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vestingAdditional supplemental retirement plan optionsTuition benefit for IU classes10 paid holidays per yearGenerous Paid Time OffPaid Parental LeaveEmployee Assistance Program (EAP)Learn more about our benefits by reviewing our online Benefits Brochure.Job ClassificationCareer Level: AdvancedFLSA: ExemptJob Function: FinanceJob Family: Accounting & TaxClick here to learn more about Indiana University's Job Framework.Posting DisclaimerDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.G., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.If you wish to include a cover letter, you may include it with your resume when uploading attachments.New employees will be provided with information regarding Indiana University's COVID-19 vaccine policy, which includes the opportunity to request an exemption. To learn more, view our COVID-19 vaccine information page.Equal Employment OpportunityIndiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.Campus Safety and SecurityThe Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, containing policy statements, crime and fire statistics for all Indiana University campuses, is available online. You may also request a physical copy by emailing IU Public Safety at iups@iu.edu or by visiting IUPD.Contact UsRequest SupportTelephone: 812-856-1234

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