Accountant 2

Application Details

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STARS Requisition Number: 48047BR

General Purpose

Under the direction of the Associate Director of Finance & Administration and with considerable latitude for discretion and independent judgment, carry out the financial and administrative activities to support the vision and mission of the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, a self-support professional school with an annual budget of approximately $40 million.
Essential Duties of the Position
  1. In close collaboration with other Business Office resources, including Budget Analyst, Human Resources Manager and Facilities Manager, serve as expert financial and administrative resource, providing coordinated business and administrative support to students, faculty and staff of F&ES. 
  2. Create, analyze, and prepare monthly financial statements and reports for all types of accounts. Analyze budget variances and prepare variance reports to account for significant variances. Analyze financial results, compare to budget and analyze variances. Provide corrective action to address excess spending. Create and analyze financial reports for the Director and Associate Director of Finance and Administration and other faculty and staff as assigned. Prepare financial forecasts in view of internal/external factors influencing School business.
  3. Assist faculty in preparation of grant and contract proposals. Work with school pre-award staff and GCA to complete applications of F&ES grant and contract submissions. Identify budget variances for grants and contracts, inform P.I. and develop strategies to resolve the variances. Assure compliance with funding source requirements.
  4. Approve and monitor financial expenditures.
  5. Develop financial projections and ad-hoc reports to assess impact of budgeted finances to support functions of School. Identify and prioritize projects and assess impact on School activities. Prepare faculty discretionary and special use account reports; assure budgetary adherence is maintained. Participate and make recommendations in long range planning.
  6. Review daily transactions; make determination of questionable charges.
  7. Provide ad-hoc reports and analysis using Workday, Brio, DataWarehouse Portal and other available software.
  8. Recommend improvements and enhancements to systems, reports and procedures.
  9. Participate in special projects as necessary.  Perform other duties as directed by the Associate Director.
  10. Act as resource for team, assigned faculty, F&ES student body, faculty and staff on wide range of issues.
  11. Ensure regular flow of information between all levels of team regarding work direction, strategy, priorities and successes.
Experience and Training
  1. Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or a related field with two years experience in related position or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. Thorough working knowledge of finance, fund accounting, and financial reporting analysis.
  3. Preferred: thorough knowledge of University's organization, administrative and financial guidelines; knowledge of grants and contract administration; Oracle applications including effort reporting.
Skills and Abilities
  1. Strong analytical, accounting, financial management and problem-solving skills.
  2. Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
  3. Excellent customer service skills. Commitment to quality and customer service.
  4. Ability to meet deadlines.
  5. Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve complex issues with prudent judgment and tact.
  6. Strong attention to detail.  Ability to recognize, correct, and prevent the recurrence of errors.
  7. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks, prioritize workload and consistently meet routine production and processing deadlines.
  8. Strong computer skills, including MS Excel and Word.
  9. Ability to be highly productive under limited supervision.
  10. Ability to exercise sound independent judgment.
  11. Demonstrated ability to work as a team player in a busy service-oriented work environment.

Application Details

For more information, or to apply for a position, please use the Yale STARS Gateway and search for the STARS Requisition Number provided in the job description:
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