Accountant

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Work type: Non-Classified/Professional
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: Accounting, Mid-Level

About Us:
Boise State University is located along the banks of the Boise River and a short stroll from the state capitol. We are committed to an innovative, transformative, and equitable educational environment that supports student success, and advances Idaho and the world.
 
Boise State is building an inclusive community of faculty and staff whose unique skills, cultural contributions, work history, and perspectives create a rich and rewarding academic experience for our students. Applications from individuals of all backgrounds and identities are welcomed.
 
Learn more about Boise State and living in Idaho’s Treasure Valley at https://www.boisestate.edu/about/
 
University Financial Services (UFS) is a unit within the Division of Finance and Administration. You will be joining an intentionally built culture with a strategic focus. The team follows the Enterprise Operating System (EOS) to drive results. All members of UFS are involved.

UFS's value words are:

Team Oriented: accountable to and understands the dynamics of the team; works cohesively and inclusively to accomplish a common goal.
Gets Things Done: prioritizes tasks and achieves the end goal.
Continuous Improvement: intentional commitment to making things better every day.
Ethical: honesty and integrity guide personal and professional behavior and judgment.
Adaptable: adjusts to change, being flexible, versatile and cooperative.
Problem Solver: identifies and understands the interrelated components of an issue and seeks to implement innovative solutions.
Respect and Inclusivity: demonstrates care, concern and consideration for the perspective, needs and feelings of others.
Job Summary/Basic Function:

Prepares and analyzes financial reports, making studies or recommendations relative to the accounting of assets, revenues and expenditures. Reviews and verifies the accuracy of journal entries and accounting classifications reported on the financial statements of the University. Provide information to University staff regarding accounting practices and procedures, and reconciling general ledger accounts. This position assumes the role of a subject matter expert on assigned topics.

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

Department Overview:

Supporting the University’s Academic Mission by

  • Ensuring the integrity of the University’s financial accounting and reporting systems
  • Safeguarding University assets
  • Preparing complete, unbiased and timely disclosures and financial reports
  • Providing effective and efficient accounting and operational support while complying with University, federal, state and regulatory financial guidelines

This position has the opportunity for hybrid scheduling (minimum of three days in the office per week), but must be in-person at the beginning of employment for onboarding and training.

Level Scope:

Fully competent and productive professional contributor who applies acquired job skills, policies and procedures to complete substantive assignments/projects/tasks of moderate scope and complexity. Works independently with general supervision; exercises judgment within defined guidelines and practices to determine appropriate action. May provide guidance and assistance to entry level professionals and/or support employees.

Essential Functions:
  • Assist in the monthly, quarterly and fiscal year-end process as needed including but not limited to preparation of work papers, reconciliations and account analysis.
  • Prepare, analyze and/or audit financial records and documents.
  • Prepare journal entries and reconciles general ledger accounts.
  • Prepare complex reports, schedules and special studies requiring a broad knowledge of principles, practices and procedures for both internal and external financial reporting requirements.
  • Conduct quarterly financial statement analysis on assigned financial statement rollups verifying fiscal records and preparation of statistical reports and analysis.
  • Conduct analytical review of complex account reconciliations.
  • DPW, Capital Projects and Capital Expenditure Accounting.
  • Sub-Ledger patch testing.
  • Prepares complex reports, schedules and special studies requiring a broad knowledge of principles, practices and procedures for both internal and external financial reporting requirements and year-end audit. Analytical review of complex account reconciliations.
  • Interprets, applies and explains complex laws, codes, regulations or ordinances. Research and analyze data for accuracy, trends and variances to ensure appropriate accounting procedures have been followed for compliance with federal and state laws and regulations and University policy.
  • Routinely makes decisions regarding proper processing, booking and reporting of transactions. Reconciling account balances and external statements, maintaining general ledger and preparing month-end close procedure.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Experience preparing financial and/or auditor statements, schedules and reports.
  • Experience interpreting, applying and explaining complex laws, codes, regulations or ordinances.
  • Knowledge of governmental accounting practices and principles.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Experience in effective data presentation using Excel and/or other spreadsheet computer applications.
  • Demonstrated experience in financial analysis.
Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent plus two years of experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficient in Excel.
  • Experience with reconciliations.
  • Experience collaborating with a diverse team of professionals.
  • Experience with a complex ERP environment.
  • Working knowledge in financial analysis.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Salary and Benefits:

Salary starting at $59,000 annually, commensurate with experience. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at https://www.boisestate.edu/hrs/benefits/.

Required Application Materials:

Resume, cover letter, three professional references.

 

 

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