Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business-related field. Experience preparing accounting journal entries. Experience in higher education. Experience woking in Finance Service Delivery at ISU.
A Finance Specialist provides value added accounting, finance, and payroll expertise to service teams. They are an integral part of the Finance Service Team (FST) assigned to specific areas. This position will use knowledge and skills to provide exceptional customer service as it relates to financial services such as costing allocations, financial accounting, financial reporting, and payroll/accounting adjustments. The primary duties of this position include creating accounting journal entries to maintain accurate financial records; including deposit activity, costing allocations, and budget and accounting adjustments; confirming the financial aspects of payroll, and producing accurate financial statements.
Example of Duties â¢ Prepares both standard and non-standard accounting reports and statements, such as detailed cost and financial analysis, forecasts, and projections reflecting interrelationships of accounting data. â¢ Prepares or assists in preparation of special accounting studies. â¢ Interprets data and points out trends or deviations from standards. â¢ Identifies informational needs of management and revises or refines account structures or data accordingly. â¢ Prepares intricate journal entries, maintains complex ledgers, prepares detailed cost accounting information, and reconciles and analyzes reports and ledgers. â¢ Decides proper handling of financial transactions and approves transactions within designated limits. â¢ Interprets accounting data, analyzes reports, and recommends action to be taken. â¢ Advises and counsels on complex accounting matters to the department and/or university staff. â¢ Implements changes in procedures affecting assigned function. â¢ Monitors compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and university regulations. â¢ Reviews computer reports for errors or inconsistencies; investigates and corrects the problem. â¢ Keeps informed by researching and evaluating appropriate professional and related legal literature as assigned. â¢ Provides training to campus users as required.
Number of Months Employed Per Year:
12 Month Work Period
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Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com).
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.