Accountant I (1705_400239)
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ACCOUNTANT I (Job Code 8223) DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA DULUTH Requisition #182822 Required Qualifications: - Bachelor's degree in accounting and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential duties of the classification. **Job is contingent on a complete background check** Desired Qualifications: - Experience with grant management - Basic understanding of chemistry experimentation, reagents, laboratory techniques, etc - Strong interpersonal and communication skills - Evidence of being a contributing team member - Managerial skills - Good time management skills Responsibilities: - Monitor and reconcile sponsored, non-sponsored, foundation and endowment accounts and funds, review and analyze expenditures, develop revenue and expense projections and prepare monthly financial reports to update both the Department Head and Principal Investigators (PI) on the status of their accounts and help facilitate decisions on purchases. - Perform a variety of accounting functions, including preparing and reviewing documents for ordering supplies, services and equipment, working with university buyers and vendors regarding bids and purchasing options, and provide follow-up and problem solving regarding purchasing transactions. Receive orders and process invoices. Prepare and review according to University policy; travel and expense reimbursement documents, P-card reconciliations, journal entries to correct accounts, foundation check requests, endowment transfers, check requests and deposit documents. - Work with Sponsored Projects Administration and Sponsored Financial Reporting to ensure that grants and contracts are set up accurately using the chart field strings and account codes in the EFS system. Review transactions placed on the grants and contracts during the grant period, ensure accurate closeout and timely billing, prepare journal entries as needed. - Assist the Department Head with the annual departmental budget processes. - Audit, interpret, apply, and train other members of the department on University accounting procedures and policies for the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department. - Work with PIs on the ongoing administration of grants and contracts, monitor and manage project budgets and assist in long range planning. - Review, analyze and approve expenditures including indirect costs, and determine fund balances; ensure compliance with grant/contract requirements and University policies and procedures. - Prepare and review data and assign accounts in preparation for internal and external audits; research discrepancies in accounting data, which includes auditing and analyzing fiscal data. Provide additional information on expenditures and revenues to the Office of Oversight, Analysis and Reporting when requested to ensure that transactions are in compliance with University policies and procedures and meet the "5 W's." - Serve as a liaison with principal investigators, outside agencies, and funding sources; provide and receive data regarding assigned sponsored accounts. - Assist Executive Secretary with payroll budgeting for GTA Summer Support from foundation accounts as well as year-around payroll support from sponsored grants. - Coordinate effort certification for the department. Review all payroll, calculate manual effort statements and answer questions. - Prepare Internal Sales Organization (ISO) budget, billing rate, invoicing for users and monitor expenses. Serve as liaison with Principal Investigators, Lab Services Coordinator, Central ISO Office and College Office. - This position supervises student assistants. Please apply online via the employment system at https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=109149 A complete application must be submitted online and include a letter of application, resume and three references. Applications will be accepted through February 18, 2013 The University of Minnesota Duluth strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the University of Minnesota Disability Specialist at 218-726-7725. Smoking is prohibited on all UMD property. The smoking ban includes indoor facilities and the campus grounds, as well as all University vehicles. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer
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