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Accountant I

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Work type: Support Staff
Personnel Sub Area: AP- Professionals
Pay Grade: 11
Major Administrative Unit / College: University Health And Wellbeing
Department: University Health And Wellbeing Admin 40001259
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Administrative/Business/Professional, Financial/Accounting, Administrative Professionals- AP, Full Time (90-100%), Union, Remote-Friendly

Position Summary

The Accountant I supports the financial and operational activities of the University Health and Wellbeing Business and Financial Services office. The position will serve as report to the Accounting within the UHW Central Admin Unit and will be assigned multiple accounts to approve actions according to the business manual and university policies as well as reconcile accounts. The candidate may act as a lead on projects to review business functions and make recommendations that enhance processes. In addition, this position will follow project management concepts to develop and analyze process maps in order to perform a gap analysis and recommend adjustments to improve internal controls. Other duties may include basic audit functions of payroll, capital asset management and revenue reconciliation which includes other major software interfaces and sub-reports which much also be reconciled. Must be able to research and apply knowledge independently.

Basic function: Provides accounting controls and assists with divisional budgets and offer assistance to departmental staff with accounting concerns. Could be designated Fiscal Officer Fiscal Officer Delegate for one or more accounts. Collects, compiles, interprets information and monitors the activities of the department in order to assist in the basic operational functioning. Must be familiar with troubleshooting technology and accounting subsystems used to book services for students or conferences that is transmitted to the University central EBS systems. The candidate should be comfortable presenting, leading projects and proficient in process mapping.
Duties and Responsibilities: Must understand and feel comfortable with subsystems to assist with configuration, realignment and troubleshooting to improve or correct data flow. Will be working on projects that involve working within or recommending enhancement to software reporting such Campus Solutions, EBS or other medical billing software such as Athena to resolve data flow configurations. Audits vouchers and financial statements in order to ensure accuracy and compliance to MSU Manual of Business Procedures and RHS Policy Manual. Maintains and reconciles journal entries of revenue/expenditures for fund accounts and notifies administrator of problems. Prepares and submits invoices, deposits and funds in order to monitor and maintain accounts.
Collects and interprets information in order to produce reports, approve expenditure of funds and provide information for administrators, faculty, staff and external agencies.
Prepares periodic and special financial reports or other reports and maintains unit records. Compiles records and submits bills for departmental products and services. Assists in developing and implementing policies and procedures. Serves on committees and project teams. Creates process maps and assists team to analyze and identify process gaps. May present at workshops/seminars as it relates to accounting and business functions. Lead training sessions on travel and other accounting processes.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in Accounting; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in financial statement and report preparation, general ledger accounting and budgeting; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Qualifications

Strong work ethic, independent thinker, self-starter who works well in a team environment to exchange ideas and improve systems and processes. Would be comfortable troubleshooting and reconfiguring software data tables to recommend improvements in reporting capability. Experience with Kinetics, RMS, Mercury and other room reservation and service billing systems; University Student Information System, Enterprise Business Systems (Kuali, SAP, BI and Cognos) and QuickBooks. Retail accounting experience would also be helpful.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Application Materials

Resume, cover letter and contact information for 3 professional references.

Work Hours


Remote Work Statement

MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.

Bidding eligibility ends April 4, 11:55 PM

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