At the University of Minnesota, we are dedicated to changing lives through research, education, and outreach. The Office of Information Technology – the University’s central IT department – offers an environment of trust, collaboration, and mission-focused work. If you are interested in joining a dynamic environment as well as building your experience with finance and accounting functions, please consider an opportunity to join our team. The Finance/Accounting Specialist will provide support for finance and account transactions, IT inventory, purchasing, journal entries, and the computer asset lifecycle.
Estimated salary range: $40,000 - $50,000
Train and direct the daily work of student employees who assist with inventory management in OIT.
Use EFS queries, UM Analytics, ServiceNow and other tools as necessary to extract user and purchase data into Excel. Create reports to inform and analyze hardware purchasing and computer life cycle trends.
Analyze account transactions, investigate and report on variances.
Update and/or create new schedules to track various expenses, including inventory and computer hardware.
Research discrepancies in data by auditing and analyzing fiscal data and performing physical audits of equipment and materials.
Forecast and determine appropriate stock levels for high usage items based on organizational needs.
Purchase goods and services for the department in compliance with University policy, using EFS to create requisitions and also using a purchasing card.
Prepare departmental journal entries.
Track and monitor all events throughout the computer asset lifecycle (requisition, receipt, deployment, adds/changes, retirement, disposal). Ensure the asset management module repository in ServiceNow is current and accurate.
Review department’s inventory/financial processes and recommend improvements.
*Please document qualifications on resume
High school diploma/GED and four years of related experience or a comparable combination of education, training, and/or experience.
Proficiency with Google applications, Microsoft Excel and Word
Experience reconciling data in multiple systems and running queries and reports.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Associate’s degree in accounting, business, or a related field OR currently pursuing a related degree.
Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.
Strong organizational and time management skills.
Internal Number: 327405
About University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
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