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Accounting and Financial Analyst

Company: University of Virginia
Location: Charlottesville
Posted on: February 16, 2020

Job Description:

The University of Virginia Department of Financial Reporting and Financial Operations seeks to hire multiple Accounting and Financial Analyst(s) to perform a variety of disciplines that support current ongoing operational duties as well as potentially support the institutions implementation of Workday Financials. The operational role of these individuals will be aligned by candidate skill sets as there is the potential for multiple roles within the UVA Finance department. Accounting and Financial Analyst(s) will report to the Director of Financial Reporting.A successful candidate would exemplify uncommon integrity, honesty and be a trusted partner, living the core values of the University. They should display great judgment and analytic skills and support the goals of both the department and the University. These positions require both independent initiative as well as an ability to fully engage in team collaboration on both administrative duties as well as functional skills and overall process improvement. The positions contribute to ensure compliance with Federal, State and University policy and procedures.These positions offer a very generous benefits package and are initially limited to the duration of the project, currently estimated to be December 31, 2021. Duties & Responsibilities (not all may apply depending on role and candidate)

  • Detailed Financial Statement preparation for various groups and functions within UVA Finance
  • Assist with financial audit and related agencies on work paper creation and other audit related duties
  • Data reconciliation from various sub-systems and fund types including but not limited to endowments, benefits, disbursements, revenue and expense
  • Cost accounting, budget modeling, and report creation
  • Manage operational data and ensure data integrity and accuracy
  • Ensure quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting
  • Develop and document business process and accounting policies and principals to maintain and strengthen internal controls
  • Support monthly, quarterly and annual close processes
  • Manages multiple efforts while working under pressure to meet or exceed deadlines.
  • Analyzes data to draw business-relevant and objectively determined outcomes.
  • Develops needed process documentation to sustain improvements.Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
    • Excellent technical and analytical skills with knowledge of accounting principles including an understanding of the concepts of funds flow, flux analysis, revenues and expenditures, t-accounting, account reconciliation and financial statement presentation.
    • Understanding of GASB accounting principles and experience with institutional level financial reporting at a college or university preferred
    • Deep understanding of chart of accounts and chart field string methodology
    • Microsoft Office tools; especially strong excel skills required
    • Experience in enterprise financial solution; Oracle and/or Workday preferred
    • Adaptability - able to appropriately question the status quo, learn new technologies, new concepts, and identify possible solutions quickly.
    • High level of attention to detail, analytical acumen, and creativity.Required Interpersonal Competencies :
      • Communicator: Written and verbal communications are clear, responsive, timely, and professional; has a high level of professionalism, with discretion and good humor.
      • Collaborator : Establish and maintain highly collaborative and effective working relationships with individuals from diverse backgrounds; engender trust and credibility among stakeholders.
      • Strategic Vision: Ability to provide leadership, strategy, and vision to technical and operational units. Understand individual and team connection to the UVA and UVA Finance vision; able to assemble disparate pieces into a coherent and meaningful plan.
      • Team Builder: Hire and retain great people, valuing and respecting diversity in people, opinions, and experiences; work well in formal or informal teams.
      • Excellent judgment. You have the rare combination of being able to make quick decisions with your gut and measured decisions with your head. You can pull on your strong analytical abilities or your instincts at the right times to make the right judgment call.
      • You take ownership. You constantly seek opportunities to optimize processes and improve efficiency. Youre communicative and comfortable working with and through a range of different people and builds relationships quickly.
      • You are resilient and flexible. You seek out direct feedback and see every challenge as opportunity to grow.
      • You are thoughtful and intentional. You always think steps ahead. Before asking questions, you prepare your own answers, even if they are just first draft thoughts.
      • You are resourceful and practical. You are able to take different kinds of input, quickly and effectively sort out action plans.
      • You are a big picture thinker. Despite all the details that you manage, you constantly helicopter up to see the big picture to help inform your thinking and prioritization.
      • Demonstrated capacity for discretion and for handling confidential information with care.Required Qualifications:
        • Education: Bachelor's degree in finance related field, Master in Accounting or MBA preferred.
        • Experience: At least five years of relevant experience.
        • Licensure: CMA, CFA, CTP, or CPA preferred.
        • Physical Demands: This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require walking some distance to attend meetings, and programs.Anticipated Hiring Range: $60,000 to $90,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience.For questions about the position or the application process, please contact Bethany Case, Academic Recruiter, at bcase@virginia.edu. This position will remain open until filled.APPLICATION PROCESSPlease apply through Workday at http://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs , and search for ' Accounting and Financial Analyst ". Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, title, relationship, email address, and telephone number) all into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile.The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physicians Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.In 1819, Thomas Jefferson founded the University of Virginia and inaugurated a bold experiment. Two centuries later, Jeffersons vision thrives. Across Grounds - and throughout the world - UVA students, faculty, staff and alumni challenge convention, break barriers and pursue the greater good.The University of Virginia is made up of eleven schools and affiliated foundations in Charlottesville plus the College at Wise in Southwest Virginia.The University of Virginia Health System is a renowned academic medical center committed to providing outstanding patient care, educating tomorrow's health care leaders and discovering new and better ways to treat diseases. The University's Medical Center, School of Medicine and Physicians Group are recognized for their excellence in patient care, education and research.At UVA, we offer a rich collection of benefits, which have long been recognized and valued for their comprehensiveness and competitiveness in the market. In addition to a robust array of traditional benefits such as health care, time off, and retirement, UVA offers a comprehensive list of benefits and services to help staff and faculty meet their personal and family needs.

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