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Staff Accountant
DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois
Date Posted 01/06/2021
Admin-Business And Financial Management
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
Multicultural Statement

At DePaul University, we are looking for candidates who want to join us in our mission to provide access to education for all. Successful candidates welcome ideas and perspectives from colleagues and students representing a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds, religious beliefs, and experiences. We seek collaborative, open-minded and hard working professionals to work in a real world urban learning environment. Are you exceptional, yet modest and open to challenges? We seek achievers and leaders that want to bring their passion and skills to our well-respected community of approachable colleagues. Build your career with us.

General Summary

The Accountant is responsible, under supervision, for reporting, analyzing, and interpreting accounting information. The Accountant is also responsible for ensuring compliance with GAAP accounting and general internal control. Reporting requirements include provision of accurate, timely and complete data and financial reporting using the PeopleSoft system. The individual is also responsible for producing year-end audit work papers and monthly and annual analysis for the assigned Statement of Activity and Balance Sheet accounts. The position works with the development and enforcement of selected University financial policies and procedures, participates in People Soft patch testing and upgrades, and helps identify areas for process improvements. The position has frequent contact with multiple departments throughout the university.

Responsibilities & Duties
  • Performs monthly and year-end analyses, reconciliations, and financial reporting for assigned accounts.

  • Develops and maintains ad hoc and routine reports for use by budget managers and executives of the University.

  • Develops and documents policies and procedures.

  • Documents PeopleSoft system and supporting work processes and leads teams to implement improvements.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting.

  • Minimum 1-2 years experience in Accounting, Audit, or Finance.

Preferred Requirements
  • PeopleSoft or other ERP experience.
Financial Responsibilities
  • Dollar Amount - This position is responsible for reconciliations, processes, and procedures on accounts totaling over $150 million in assets.

  • Contacts - This position independently provides guidance on GAAP and compliance on policies and procedures to individuals at various levels throughout the university.

  • Payments - This position is authorized to review and approve university wide payment requests.

  • Information - This position requires access to information that is considered confidential. This may include employee, student, or university information.

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