The Controller’s Department is responsible for the University's financial accounting and reporting functions, including Accounts Payable, General Accounting, Accounts Receivable, and Grants Accounting. The department is responsible for the timely and accurate processing of financial transactions and reporting. The incumbent is a member of the General Accounting department. The incumbent performs their assigned tasks accurately and timely to ensure the close of the University’s financial records. The Accounting Analyst is responsible for ensuring the timely and accurate completion of monthly account analysis and reconciliations as assigned by the Assistant Director of General Accounting and Reporting. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: General Ledger and Period Close • Prepares general ledger account reconciliations. • Assists the Senior Accountant in reconciling financial data from third party systems, at a pre-determined frequency but not less than monthly • Assists in the month end closing process. • Assists stakeholders and requestors so they understand account balances and content • Corrects general ledger account errors and omissions on a timely basis • Reviews account balances for completeness and the proper classification of transactions • Researches and clears suspense account items and notifies the data source of corrections needed to avoid repetitive errors Financial Reporting & Analysis • Prepares journal entries and reconciles general ledger accounts. • Prepares quarterly financial statement analyses on assigned accounts. • Prepares detailed schedules for quarterly reporting. • Completes audit schedules • Utilizes queries and reports to prepare reports and analysis Other Responsibilities • Identifies and implements process improvements • Assists with university wide financial audit • Assists with p-card and petty cash audits Workday Financial Implementation: • Participates in the review of process workflows, system testing, and training • Provides feedback and recommendations for system design improvement • Reviews and validates converted data for accuracy and completeness
REQUIRED: • Bachelor’s degree in accounting from an accredited University or College • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles as issued by GASB and FASB • At least 2 years of experience in preparing account analysis and reconciliations • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Word or similar applications. • Good understanding of generally accepted accounting principles. • Experience with an enterprise wide system, preferably Workday or the PeopleSoft general ledger system and other financial modules PREFERRED: • CPA • Working knowledge of GASB • Experience working for a higher education institution or a large nonprofit organization • Strong analytical skills • Excellent interpersonal skills. • Good organizational skills, ability to prioritize and meet deadlines. • Attention to details
Additional Salary Information: *NOTE: This is a civil service position. After successfully serving a 4-Month Working Test Period as required by the State of New Jersey, you will then be certified to your position, meaning you will attain a permanent status in this title.
Salary Range: P21: $53,611.76 - $75,900.80
*NOTE: Salaries for internal candidates are determined by the New Jersey Civil Service Commission's formula. Salaries for external candidates are determined up to no more than $61,041.44.
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With a proud history and a vibrant future, Montclair State University is one of New Jersey’s most diverse and dynamic institutions of higher education. One of four public research institutions in the state, Montclair State is a designated R2 Research Doctoral University by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
Located 12 miles west of New York City on a 252-acre suburban campus which boasts modern, state-of-the-art facilities complemented by green spaces, public plazas and striking Spanish Mission architecture, the University offers a comprehensive undergraduate curriculum with a global focus; a broad variety of superior graduate programs through the doctoral level; and a highly productive, dedicated and diverse faculty and student body.
The University’s 11 colleges and schools offer more than 300 undergraduate and graduate majors, minors, concentrations and certificate programs, and with more than 120 student organizations and 18 NCAA Division III athletic teams for men and women, Montclair State offers its students a comprehensive college experience.
Montclair State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affi...rmative Action institution with a strong commitment to diversity. Additional information can be found on the website at www.montclair.edu/human-resources/about-us/eo-aa-and-diversity/