Senior Accountant / Business Analyst Position Summary:
The University of Minnesota’s School of Dentistry (SOD) is in search of an innovative, technically savvy accountant and analyst to join our finance team. Our team's mission is to support the school through effective use of resources, timely and relevant reporting of financial information, and a collaborative approach to resolving financial challenges. We seek an individual with a passion for accounting and for working with others to join our team. This position will report to the school’s Controller and Director of Financial Reporting.
Business and Financial Analysis (40%)
This position will use business intelligence software tools including Oracle OBIEE, Tableau, and other University reporting tools in addition to Microsoft Excel to prepare and provide comprehensive financial reports, projections, and analyses for the college and/or department. Financial reporting will consist of requests from the CFO, Financial Director, and/or Department chair/Division heads and or central constituents. This position will provide leadership in developing innovative new ways to analyze financial and clinic al business activity for the School of Dentistry.
Budget Monitoring and Financial Oversight (30%)
Prepare and monitor, forecast and manage non-sponsored budgets. Includes auditing and reviewing financial transactions to ensure compliance with University Policy. Includes working with managers on comparisons and analyses for specific areas including student fees, supplies, staffing and other expenditures and revenues.
Reconciliation and Transaction Review/Approval (20%)
Research, reconcile and analyze complex financial activity in clinical and academic settings within the School of Dentistry. Reconcile activity to the University general ledger. Work closely with leadership and constituents across the SOD to analyze and prepare performance management analysis to identify trends, rate forecasting, monitoring accounts receivable, utilizing University’s policies and GAAP to solve complex problems. Position supports specific areas of the SOD and will be responsible for review and approval of transactions such as procurement card reporting and reconciliation, expense reimbursements, journal entries, requisitions, voucher approvals, and salary transfers.
Other duties (10%)
Other duties as assigned. Position will be cross trained with peer positions within the SOD’s financial team to meet the School’s operational needs.
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials
Bachelor's Degree in accounting plus at least four (4) years of professional work, or an equivalent combination of related education and professional accounting experience totaling eight (8) years.
Proficient using MS Excel, and other business productivity programs.
Preferred Master Degree
Collaborative Skills - develops successful partnerships with faculty, staff, and administrative management in the departments, Dean’s office and other constituents on campus.
Professionalism and Time Management - uses time wisely to accomplish work duties. Displays good organization and prioritization skills.
Oral and written communication - possess excellent communication skills when dealing with faculty, staff, colleagues and external customers. Ability to interpret and explain University financial policies.
Experience implementing process improvements in an existing accounting system.
Experience using Business intelligence tools (such as Oracle OBIEE (UM Analytics), Tableau, Hyperion, and MS Access) to develop custom reports and dashboards.
Experience with major accounting/ERP Systems (e.g., U of M PS/EFS accounting system or other).
Strong understanding of GAAP Accounting principles, especially as they apply to fund accounting in a governmental agency or institution of higher learning. Able to reconcile complex reports and challenge potential issues based on knowledge of GASB, University and collegiate policies and procedures.
Experience with the unique accounting and reporting challenges inherent in a clinical setting.
Internal Number: 332718
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