Job Type: Staff Job Description: The Accountant is primarily responsible for a variety of accounting functions related to financial reporting, financial data and analysis, transactions, and financial statements.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Prepare journal entries and imports throughout the month and assist with monthly close
Analyze account balances, prepare reconciliations and propose adjusting entries as needed
Assist with the year-end audit, providing detailed reconciliations, roll-forwards and analyses of account balances and trends
Rotate through various accounting functions to gain experience and knowledge of all department functions, systems, and processes
Perform accounting functions as assigned including, but not limited to a variety of accounting transactions and reconciliations related to cash, accruals, Inventory, A/P, Fixed Assets, Gifts and Purchasing
Review and process A/P invoices and internal expense reimbursements to ensure proper approval, documentation and general ledger account distribution
Maintain and update vendor database
Initiate and maintain process documentation for all areas of responsibility
Review and process A/R to ensure proper cash receipt application and general ledger account distribution
Assist with the preparation of annual 1099 reporting ensuring deadlines are met
Assess efficiency and effectiveness of accounting processes, investigate best practices, suggest improvements, and assist with implementation of process changes
Other analysis and special projects as assigned
Assists with banking activities and reconciliations
Assist in the preparation and distribution of financial statements
Back-up and month-end duties as assigned.
BA/BS in Accounting/Finance preferred; or equivalent work experience
CPA or advanced degree preferred
2-3 years of Accounting experience
Self-Starter, customer service and process improvement focused and professional attitude
Thorough understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
Strong analytical and accounting skills
Ability to make decisions regarding matters of significance
Ability to solve problems, prioritize and multi-task in a deadline driven environment
Work with limited up-front guidance and take ownership of work product
Able to work in a team environment and interact closely with team members
Experience with grant accounting and OMB compliance preferred
Ability to learn and adapt to new technologies
Goal oriented, with excellent time management and organizational skills
Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to interact effectively and work efficiently with people at all levels in an organization
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Must be able to effectively handle multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline driven environment
Keenly attentive to detail
Ability to keep sensitive information confidential
High level of proficiency with PC based software programs, including Microsoft Office Excel
Ability to work outside core business hours as needed
Equal Opportunity Employer
KCU is committed to promoting an equal employment opportunity workplace. Equal opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information (GINA), physical or mental disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, ancestry, military and/or veteran status, and/or any other status protected by applicable Federal, state or local law.
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KCU is committed to providing a safe campus for students, faculty, and staff. Our annual campus security report lists campus crimes and statistics for the campus and public areas around campus for the last three years, in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.
Thank you for your interest in a career at KCU!
Internal Number: R-0001183
About Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB)
For nearly 100 years, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences has been committed to a primary purpose – the education and training of caring, compassionate osteopathic physicians. Today, that purpose has grown to include training students in bioethics and biomedical sciences. At KCU, we: - Provide the second-largest number of physicians in Missouri and Kansas - Alleviate physician workforce shortages nationally, with 58 percent of our more than 7,100 practicing alumni in primary care specialties - Deliver much-needed medical care in underserved areas, with 19 percent of alumni practicing in rural care nationwideLearn more at www.kcumb.edu.
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