Location: West Hartford, CT Category: Staff Posted On: Thu Sep 21 2023 Job Description:
This position is responsible for accounting activities, account analysis, month end close, account reconciliation and other tasks. The position will have primary responsibility for endowment, restricted fund and grant accounting, reporting and audits.
Perform Grant Accounting and reconciliation.
Meet and reconcile with Institutional Advancement, Student Financial Services and departments managing grants on a regular basis.
Submit reimbursement requests and required reports to grantors. Ensure compliance with relevant regulations and grant documents.
Interpret and apply federal, state, endowment and grantor policies and regulations.
Interpret and apply University and financial accounting policies related to accounting transactions.
Analyses accounts, evaluate data for trending and identify areas of further improvement.
Monthly close Endowment subsystem and reconcile all accounts and individual endowment funds.
Provide reporting to all relevant parties on available funds related to endowments, restricted gifts and grants.
Monthly close / journal entries and general accounting and reconciliation
Perform annual endowment spending calculation, distribution across individual endowment funds and notify relevant parties of funds available for the next fiscal year.
Assist with annual financial audit engagement, and serve as primary contact for the federal and state compliance audits.
Assist with preparation of materials for the Investment and Finance Committees on endowment performance, spending rule, etc.
Provide support for other Business Office functions as these arise.
Education & Experience
Bachelor's Degree required, preferably in accounting or finance;
Minimum 3-5 years' experience in accounting or finance field.
Knowledge of compliance and/or audit functions a plus
Higher education experience or not for profit experience preferred.
Previous experience in accounting with general ledger, and month end closings.
Ability to manage multiple priorities, deadlines and budgets.
Proficiency in Excel including analytical functions (e.g. pivot tables, lookup).
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Able to function independently while operating effectively within a team environment.
Possess solid general computer skills, including ability to work in a Windows environment. Proficiency with MS Office Suite, Internet, and other programs as needed (e.g., mail merge, data base management). Familiarity with specific applications used by the University/Department a plus.
Excellent oral and written skills and ability to communicate comfortably with students, colleagues, and external constituents
Demonstrated ability to handle complex and multiple tasks in a professional and efficient manner
Cultural competency to work with diverse student and/or employee population
Exhibits a high level of professionalism, leadership, creative problem solving, diplomacy, negotiation and sales skills, and the ability to manage complex projects with minimal supervision
Professional, courteous demeanor and appearance; ability to engage positively and work professionally with students, faculty, staff and administration and represent the University professionally to the public
Commitment to the mission of the University of Saint Joseph
Physical ability to perform essential functions of the position, as noted below, with or without reasonable accommodation.
The physical requirements and description of the work environment are representative of what an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Climbing (e.g. stairs): Minimal
Lifting: Minimal 10 pounds
Using Telephone: Some
Working Conditions: Standard office environment on college campus.
The University of Saint Joseph believes it must play an active role in creating a community of employees that is diverse, inclusive and equitable. Our work benefits greatly from the contributions of people of color, people from different socioeconomic backgrounds, women, LGBTQ+ people, and individuals with disabilities. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities.
The University of Saint Joseph, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in the Catholic tradition, provides a rigorous liberal arts and professional education for a diverse student population in an inclusive environment that encourages strong ethical values, personal integrity, and a sense of responsibility to the needs of society.At University of Saint Joseph, our mission statement profoundly resonates with our faculty and staff and serves as the foundation upon which our employment policy is built.We seek to attract, develop and retain individuals who are committed to our mission. We are committed to providing an environment where diverse talents, perspectives, experiences and contributions are recognized, and one that promotes the "growth of the whole person" with resources that enable employees to meet professional and personal life needs.