Essential Functions: Review and process financial transactions for a variety of detailed grant, restricted and designated accounts to ensure adherence to University policies and procedures and compliance with agency regulations. Audit and categorize expenditures. Check and verify mathematical computations, i.e. payroll, indirect costs and budget deficits.
Serve as resource regarding interpretation and application of financial accounting documents and procedures, established University policies and outside agency guidelines and regulations. Maintain compliance and notify appropriate University personnel regarding procedural problems.
Review and audit financial documents; understand detailed payroll, purchasing and disbursement procedures to identify errors in paperwork and mathematical calculations; resolve problems and contact appropriate University personnel.
Compile statistical data; prepare various financial reports and summaries for internal and external use, i.e. government agencies. Prepare final reports in accordance with established guidelines.
Prepare and review journal entries; process and arrange budget transfers. Prepare and process accounts for closing. Prepare monthly billings. Compile and calculate payroll information. Prepare and process refunds to funding agencies.
Perform general office functions. Operate standard office machines and equipment, e.g. personal computer, calculator and photocopier.
Perform related work as assigned.
Qualifications: High school graduate or equivalent combination of education and/or experience. Some college coursework in accounting or business administration preferred.
Extensive coursework in bookkeeping.
Extensive experience and familiarity with the Financial Management System (FMS/BAR) at the University.
Extensive knowledge of and experience with University policies, procedures and practices.
Extensive knowledge of payroll, purchasing and disbursement procedures.
Strong organizational skills; keen attention to detail.
Ability to work within established deadline and in pressure situations.
Ability to communicate effectively with others.
Ability to detect errors and discrepancies.
Strong analytic and problem solving skills.
Ability to operate standard office equipment.
Ability to prepare detailed financial reports.
Typically, incumbents have held positions as Accounting Assistant, Accounting Clerk, Office Clerk and/or Secretary.
Internal Number: 76_207652
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Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.