This position is an experienced accounting professional within the financial cluster/team of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry (SOD), reporting to the School’s Controller and Director of Financial Reporting.
Financial Reporting and Analyses (35%)
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. Resolve complex financial and accounting issues as identified during reconciliation and analyses. Prepare profit loss statements and financial plan for future business opportunities.
Budget Monitoring and Financial Oversight (35%)
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 years of professional accounting work, or an equivalent combination of related education and professional accounting experience to equal 8 years.
Proficient using MS Excel and other business productivity programs.
Experience with U of M PS/EFS accounting system or other major accounting/ERP Systems.
Experience using and developing custom reports using advanced analytical and reporting software systems such as Oracle OBIEE (UM Analytics), Tableau, Hyperion, and MS Access.
Experience with non-sponsored program accounting procedures. Sponsored knowledge is a plus.
Experience with the unique accounting and reporting challenges inherent in a clinical setting.
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.
Collaborative Skills - develops successful partnerships with faculty, staff, and administrative management in the departments, Dean’s office and other constituents on campus.
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.
Professionalism and Time Management - uses time wisely to accomplish work duties. Displays good organization and prioritization skills.
Experience implementing process improvements in an existing accounting system.
Internal Number: 331761
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