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Financial Analyst

Company: William Paterson University
Location: Wayne
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Financial Analyst (Job ID:1255)
Posting Date:
Office of the Controller
William Paterson University invites applications for the 12-month full-time position of Financial Analyst.
Reporting to the Associate Controller, the Financial Analyst is responsible for general financial administration and related reconciliations and analysis. The Financial Analyst participates in the financial administration processes of the department including paycycle production, transaction uploads, reconciliations, financial analysis, journal entry processing, capital and fixed asset transactions, travel and food service requests, employee reimbursements, and other related financial procedures. This role works as a collaborative team member in a cross-trained environment. The job requires excellent Excel skills.
Department overview:
The Office of the Controller provides service to the WP community by facilitating smooth financial transacting and reporting for faculty and administrators. The Office ensures compliance with the University's extrenal financial reporting requirements, internal financial policies and procedures, nd for the transactional activities of University funds, including grant and tax-exempt bond funds. The Office also manages general accounting, accounts payable, banking and investing and oversees risk management activities, including insurance policies and the State of New Jersey tort claim process.
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Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform various operational processes like Travel reimbursement, Food service request, and paycylce production.
  • Performs reconciliations of operating and balance sheet accounts, including those with high transaction volume and high degree of complexity.
  • Participates in check voiding processes, including research of payment history.
  • Prepares journal entries and completes appropriate forms for processing in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Maintains written up-to-date procedures manual of primary responsibilities including the steps performed in each process.
  • Communicates clearly both orally and in written communication to the University Community and external parties.
  • Uses spreadsheets and other software tools to perform assigned responsibilities.
  • Articulates and finds solutions to complex problems.
  • Performs other duties as assigned that are appropriate for the position.
  • Hybrid/remote work available depending upon institutional needs.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree from accredited college or university in Accounting or other financial field.
    • Demonstarted working knowledge of accounting principles.
    • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Excel and ability to use advanced Excel functions.
    • Ability to work in an online environment using tools such as Teams, Zoom, etc.

      Additional, preferred Qualifications:

      • One (1) or more years of financial analysis and/or financial administrative experience.
      • Banner finance experience.

        Personal attributes and traits:

        • Demonstrated abilty to communicate effectively in verbal and written format.
        • Strong verbal and written communication skills as well as interpersonal skills.
        • Ability to create and sustain working relationships in a diverse working environment.
        • Capable of prioritizing work in order to meet agreed upon goals.

          Invitation to Apply:
          Interested candidates will be prompted to complete an application and submit a resume and cover letter.
          Submission of all documents listed above is required for consideration.
          General questions related to this application process, please contact talent@wpunj.edu
          About William Paterson University
          William Paterson University is the third most diverse public university in New Jersey. As a longstanding member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), we have been designated by the US Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. William Paterson University is also proud to be designated as a NASA MSI (Minority Serving Institution). The University offers undergraduate and graduate academic programs that range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls over 8,000 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370-acre suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City
          Required Documents:
          Cover Letter, Resume/CV

Keywords: William Paterson University, Wayne , Financial Analyst, Accounting, Auditing , Wayne, New Jersey

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