Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Accounting Services. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
This position is responsible for accounting, analysis, and reporting in the Gifts, Endowments & Investment Accounting area, serving as a cross-functional team member. This position ensures compliance with technical accounting guidelines and internal policies and procedures.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Accounting for gifts received by the university including:
Interpreting complex gift documents for restrictions and required system account attributes, determining if a new account is needed and establishing new accounts in our systems
Interaction with the life income custodian and maintaining trust related schedules used to calculate valuation adjustments for the external financial statements
Valuation of security gifts and working with the university’s broker on complex issues
Accounting for endowment funds and processes including:
Budgeting of income
Distribution of Income
Accounting for the investments of the university including:
Asset and fund balance reconciliations
Preparation of various investment related schedules and financial statement disclosures
Regular interaction with the investment custodian and the Washington University Investment Management Company
All aspects of the Treasury’s Investment Pool (TIP) from understanding the impact transactions have on the TIP assets to the preparation of the quarterly TIP financials
Responsible for various monthly, quarterly and yearly accounting activities; including journal entries, variance analysis, reconciliations, internal reporting, and schedules for the external financial statements.
Special requests and projects that support and advance the University’s mission and goals; provide support and counsel to management with regards to data analysis, planning, reporting, and development of resources to achieve short and long term goals; identify, gather, assess, and analyze data used for making decisions, and make decisions where appropriate; incorporate data and ideas into either formal or informal reports, presenting resolution to issues or problems; learn/stay engaged in utilizing the advances in financial systems to ensure effective and efficient delivery of information.
A bachelor’s in accounting with three to five years of professional accounting experience; other undergraduate and graduate business degrees with relevant accounting experience will be considered; demonstrated analytical and accounting skills with attention to details.
Excellent interpersonal communication skills, written and verbal.
Experience working with Excel and Word.
CPA or MBA, prior experience in a university environment is a plus.
Proficient in Excel and Word.
Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks in order to meet deadlines with varying degrees of pressure, exercise judgment, take corrective action; requires strong organization and follow-up skills.
A self-motivated individual driven by challenge with the ability to work independently with a high degree of reliability, accuracy and productivity; actively attempts to influence events, originates ideas and takes action.
Ability to handle confidential information.
Strong analytical, problem solving and decision-making capabilities; ability to properly assess pertinent data and develop a framework for effective and practical solutions to complex issues.
Excellent interpersonal skills; a service-oriented communicator who is a true team player; ability to develop strong working relationships.
Knowledge of internal controls; ability to streamline/automate transaction processing and recording.
Applicant Special Instructions:
North Campus locations (St. Louis City); tobacco free environment; 37.5 hour work with extra hours as needed; ability to travel to various locations on campus may be required.
The hiring range for this position is $50,895 - $66,144 annually.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -8 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
Human Resources website (hr.wustl.edu)
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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