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The Accountant is responsible, under supervision, for reporting, analyzing, and interpreting accounting information. The Accountant is also responsible for ensuring compliance with GAAP accounting and general internal control. Reporting requirements include provision of accurate, timely and complete data and financial reporting using the PeopleSoft system. The individual is also responsible for producing year-end audit work papers and monthly and annual analysis for the assigned Statement of Activity and Balance Sheet accounts. The position works with the development and enforcement of selected University financial policies and procedures, participates in People Soft patch testing and upgrades, and helps identify areas for process improvements. The position has frequent contact with multiple departments throughout the university.
Responsibilities & Duties
Performs monthly and year-end analyses, reconciliations, and financial reporting for assigned accounts.
Develops and maintains ad hoc and routine reports for use by budget managers and executives of the University.
Develops and documents policies and procedures.
Documents PeopleSoft system and supporting work processes and leads teams to implement improvements.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education & Experience
Bachelor's degree in Accounting/Finance.
Experience with PeopleSoft or other ERP systems.
Minimum of 1-2 years experience in Accounting, Audit, or Finance.
Dollar Amount - This position is responsible for reconciliations, processes, and procedures on accounts totaling over $150 million in assets.
Contacts - This position independently provides guidance on GAAP and compliance on policies and procedures to individuals at various levels throughout the university.
Payments - This position is authorized to review and approve university wide payment requests.
Information - This position requires access to information that is considered confidential. This may include employee, student, or university information.
Other Skills & Abilities Required
Self motivated individual, able to work in changing environment.
Ability to work with many individuals at various levels throughout the University.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Good written and verbal communication skills.
Intermediate spreadsheet, database and word processing skills required, including basic understanding of relational databases.
This position includes data entry work primarily at a desk for long periods of time.
As a salaried and degreed professional, evening or weekend work may be necessary when deadlines, projects or audits need to be completed.
Additional Salary Information: Discussed in first interview.
Internal Number: 3073
About DePaul University
DePaul University is the largest Catholic university in the nation with over 23,000 students enrolled in more than 300 undergraduate majors and graduate programs. DePaul combines a strong academic foundation with real-world experience. Our main campuses are located in two legendary Chicago neighborhoods. The Loop Campus is steps away from world-class culture, art, sports, entertainment and dining. The Lincoln Park Campus is nestled in the heart of an iconic Chicago neighborhood full of history and atmosphere, just blocks away from the parks and beaches that line the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan.