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Provide financial and operational support for departmental business and grant sponsored projects; develop new project cost proposals and coordinate the formulation, development and allocation of project budgets; provide timely and accurate financial reporting to project sponsor; reconcile monthly accounting statements and maintain accounting files; provide oversight of project activities to ensure compliance with federal, university and departmental regulations; responsible for departmental accounting assignments; responsible for purchasing for departmental and project needs; coordinate fixed assets for the department; assist in the documentation of departmental policies and procedures; assist in the preparation of travel authorizations and reimbursements; maintain information in the tuition remission system as needed. Provide backstopping of departmental human resource needs including recruitment, onboarding, funding, etc.
Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business management or related area and or equivalent training and experience; demonstrated working knowledge of general accepted accounting principles; considerable accounting experience in a professional level accounting position; high degree of proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel; excellent interpersonal and communications skills; ability to research, investigate, analyze and evaluate data; demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative, fast-paced, and dynamic business environment; and ability to work effectively, and in a positive manner, on a team and with people from different cultural backgrounds.
Professional level experience in governmental and/or fund accounting; demonstrated working knowledge of budgeting, including, preparation, tracking and reporting of budgets; proficiency in French or Spanish.
Employee Category: Staff (Salary)
Appointment Type: Restricted
Percent Employment: Full-time
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