Senior Accountant
The Texas Medical Center Libary - Houston, TX

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The Texas Medical Center Library

Senior Accountant

The Texas Medical Center (TMC) Library is a major research library serving Texas Medical Center researchers, clinicians and students, including two major medical schools and over 20 member institutions. The Library is also the Regional Medical Library for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region, with responsibility for providing health information to health professionals and consumers in the five state region of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.

The TMC Library seeks an experienced senior accountant. This individual will be responsible for accounting functions involving compilation, consolidation, analysis and reviewing financial data; processing accounts payable invoices and reconciling accounts; analyzing financial data to identify trends and variances in data; and providing support to outside auditors.

Analyzes general ledger activity to complete balance sheet reconciliations

Reviews accounts payable invoices for appropriate authorization, accuracy and overall reasonableness

Performs month-end financial closing responsibilities by generating monthly standard journal entries, generating accurate accruals and identifying variances

Assist Controller with yearly budget

Works with Controller in preparation of annual audit

Reviews account documents to ensure accurate information and calculations are correct

Prepares cash management analysis

Ensures products and/or services were received and obtains sign off for payments

Assigns invoices to appropriate expense account and enters invoices into the accounting system

Reconciles payment and account information and sends for review

Examines a variety of accounting documents to verify accuracy of computations and to ascertain that all transactions are properly recorded

Prepares weekly payments and prints checks

Maintains records of paid invoices and all documents associated with orders

Prepares standard financial reports for grants, contracts, audits, etc.

Receives and processes requests for purchases

Generates purchase orders

Contacts vendors to obtain bids for services

Communicates with vendors regarding any discrepancies associated with orders and payments

Establishes and maintains relationships with vendors

Maintains records of vendor information and prices

Prints purchase orders, reviews for accuracy, and sends to vendors

Collaborates with members of other departments to ensure client needs are met

Provides assistance and support to librarians and staff when needed

Completes all activities towards the fulfillment of the Library mission and strategic objectives

Collaborates with others to create an atmosphere of enthusiasm and commitment

Establishes and maintains an environment that encourages teamwork, interdependence, and customer service

Continually increases technical competency of self and others through education and research within their field

Other duties as assigned

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills):
Skills/Qualifications: Accounting Principles (GAAP), Financial Reporting (FRx), Audit, Corporate Finance, Tracking Budget Expenses, Financial Skills, Analyzing Information, Developing Budgets, Computer databases/systems (MS Office, Solomon Accounting Software), Reporting techniques, Legal and/or contractual regulations and guidelines Minimum education requirement is a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Business Administration plus a minimum of two years relevant work experience.

The TMC Library offers a complete benefits package which includes health, dental, life and long-term disability insurance. In additional to a comprehensive benefits package, the Library provides paid holidays, vacation accrual, an exceptional retirement plan, and a monthly transportation subsidy.

The TMC Library is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action institution, providing access to employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, political affiliation, or disability.

Salary commensurate with experience

Email or fax cover letter and resume to:
Rosalind Bob
Fax: 713.799.7816