UNIVERSITY OF IOWA SENIOR ACCOUNTANT in IOWA CITY, Iowa

SENIOR ACCOUNTANTRequisition # 72942Position BasicsAdvertising Ends on:Wednesday, June 27th, 2018Advertising Started on:Wednesday, June 13th, 2018Organization:Carver College of MedicineDepartment:Anatomy & Cell BiologySalarySalary:$41,214.00 - $67,000.00Pay Grade:4AJob DetailsPercent Time:100%Type of PositionRegular: A position which is considered essential for the effective long-term operation of the university. Persons appointed to this position will receive the privileges and benefits associated with regular employment status.Duties:Basic FunctionProvide accurate financial information in a cost-effective, efficient and timely manner and assure responsible stewardship of the University's financial resources by establishing policies and procedures in compliance with internal and external regulations. Perform a broad range of accounting and financial analysis responsibilities to assure effective and compliant Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology operations.Key Areas of ResponsibilitiesFinancial Oversight and Budgeting: Prepare financial information for unit/departmental budget. Prepare accounting reports for other units.Financial Reporting: Complete complex and non-routine reconciliations. May set up templates and processes for Departmental Administrator. Significant involvement as a support role in month-end and year-end accounting and reporting.Financial Analysis and Planning: May perform some complex routine and ad-hoc variance analysis. Prepare highly specialized reports that may involve establishing new processes. Use expert knowledge of financial systems. Recommend processes and strategies to supervisor.Compliance with Policies, Regulations and Laws and Operational Oversight: Extensive knowledge of GAAP accounting standards. Knowledge of Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB). Contribute to the recommendations and implementation of new policies and procedures and interpretation of existing policies and procedures.Transaction Processing: May initiate complex and/or specialized original and correcting journal entries. May review and approve complex transactions. Open and close accounts. Coordinate accounting processes. Recommend changes to templates.Leadership and Training: May provide functional and or administrative supervision (direction, assignments, feedback, coaching and counseling) to assure outcomes are achieved. Provide training and recommend and assist in developing training solutions.Collaboration and Embracing Diversity: Ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and civil manner while appreciating the unique contribution of individuals from varied cultures, race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity.Positive Impact/Achieving Results: Ability to utilize existing resources and learning to achieve or exceed desired outcomes of current and future organizational goals/needs. Able to demonstrate ethical behavior in diverse situations while producing results.Service Excellence/Customer Focus: Ability to meet or exceed research needs and expectations and provide excellent service in a direct or indirect manner. Ability to effectively transmit and interpret information through appropriate communication with internal and external workers.Characteristic Duties and ResponsibilitiesObtain data and prepare monthly reports on federally and non-federally funded grant accounts. Specifically, review and interpret sponsor award terms and conditions; assess funding status based on current and future year awards; provide written summary of budgetary items and produce financial reports relating to anticipated and future expenditures for personnel and other laboratory financial commitments.Maintain liaison with principal investigators of research grants in reference of expenditure of research funding.Review transactions for appropriateness, accuracy, classification and for compliance with federal agency expenditure guidelines and re