Under the direction of a Senior Accountant in the Controller’s office, the Cash Analyst will be responsible for preparing the monthly bank reconciliations and managing the daily cash reports. He/she will assist in serving as liaison for banking transactions with the various departments of the University. This position will also be responsible for identifying process improvements and ensuring compliance with internal controls within the PeopleSoft FMS Cash Management module. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Access banking transactions daily, identify associated department, transmit information regarding payments, receipts, ACH returns/bad checks, merchant services fees to department and monitor until posting is complete.
Utilize PeopleSoft queries and reports to ensure the completion of the work in an efficient and timely manner.
Work collaboratively with Grants, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Student Accounts, and other University Departments to ensure that deposits/disbursements are recorded in the system in the period of occurrence.
Responsible for journal entries pertaining to bank charges, merchant fees, chargeback, etc. to reconcile MSU’s nine bank accounts to the Cash Management/General Ledger.
Ensure all reconciling items are cleared timely.
Prepare formal bank reconciliations for each account on a monthly basis.
Provide audit support for cash deposits and reconciling items
Responsible for assisting with reconciling with the third party systems, such as Banner Student Accounts, Bank of America Merchant Services, TouchNet Payment Processor, and Workday Payroll.
Assists in the review and recommendation of improvements to the cash management process to ensure that proper controls are in effect.
Advise Parking department, Student Accounts, Non-Student Accounts Receivable, and other departments on the correct application of chart field values and the accounting impact of potential payment and receipt procedure options.
Collaborate with Financial Operations to ensure outstanding disbursements are Escheated on a timely basis.
Analyze and record banking fees.
Assist in the development of reports needed for support of annual audits.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications & Requirements
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required. A Bachelor’s degree in accounting is preferred but a degree in finance will be considered.
A minimum of two years of experience preparing complex bank reconciliations is required and must include manual preparation in Excel.
Knowledge of the PeopleSoft Cash Management module, specifically the Book to Bank functionality is preferred, or similar ERP Cash Management system experience.
Candidate should be a self-starter with an ability to investigate irregularities, initiate solutions, and apply them accordingly.
The candidate should be organized and prepared to interact with internal and external customers in a confidential and trustworthy manner.
Must have good oral and written communication as well as excellent analytical skills.
Must be proficient in Excel, MS Word and PowerPoint and an aptitude in navigating the internet is a necessity.
Anticipated Start Date
Open until position is filled
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Additional Salary Information: Salary Range P18: $45,053 -$63,537
*NOTE: Salaries for internal candidates are determined by the New Jersey Civil Service Commission's formula. Salaries for external candidates are determined up to no more than $51,214.
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