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Staff Accountant

Staff Accountant

Job ID 
2017-10786
Campus 
Einstein/Resnick - Bronx
Posting Date 
1/3/2018
Employee Classification 
Exempt
Department 
General Accounting
Position Type 
Regular Full-Time

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ABOUT US

ounded in 1955, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein) is one of the nation’s premier institutions for medical education, basic research and clinical investigation. A full-time faculty of some 2,000 conducts research, teaches, and delivers health care in every major biomedical specialty. The college has some 730 medical students, 193 Ph.D. students, 106 MD/Ph.D. students and 275 postdoctoral fellows.

 

Einstein’s major strength, in addition to training physicians and scientists, is its science. During fiscal year 2015, the faculty’s consistently high level of scientific achievement resulted in the awarding of more than $150 million in peer-reviewed grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

 

Einstein is part of Montefiore Medicine Academic Health System, an integrated academic delivery system comprising seven campuses, including 8 hospitals, a multi-county ambulatory network, a new state-of-the art “hospital without beds”, a skilled nursing facility, school of nursing, home health agency, and the state’s first freestanding emergency department. As the University Hospital for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore is a premier academic health system, employing Einstein’s clinical faculty and training Einstein’s medical students, over 1,300 residents, 420 allied health students, and 1,600 nursing students annually.

 

The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Einstein seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.

 

Founded in 1955, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein) is one of the nation’s premier institutions for medical

education, basic research and clinical investigation. A full-time faculty of some 2,000 conducts research, teaches, and

delivers health care in every major biomedical specialty. The college has some 730 medical students, 193 Ph.D. students,

106 MD/Ph.D. students and 275 postdoctoral fellows.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the Accounting Department, the Staff Accountant is responsible for the accurate recording of transactions in the general ledger and account analysis. Participant in monthly close processes, annual close processes, annual financial statement audit, uniform guidance audits. Detail responsibilities follow:

  • Record cash transactions related to student receivables, evaluate reserves for tuition receivable and reconcile general ledger student receivables to subsidiary ledger.
  • Process all transactions related to Yeshiva University Affiliation.
  • Manage prepaid assets and other receivable accounts.
  • Process information technology transactions related to Montefiore Medical Center affiliation and direct college purchase.
  • Evaluate College expenditures in collaboration with the Budget Department to identify use of donor designated funds. Process related transactions.
  • Responsible for Workers Compensation audit.
  • Prepare all expense exhibits related to annual form 990.
  • Serve as back up for Montefiore consolidation in Oracle system.
  • Assist with implementation of Banner Student Information System Module.
  • Prepare entries and account analyses for monthly close. Interface with Student Finance, Finance and other Administrative departments.
  • Prepare schedules for annual financial statement audits and other audits. Interface with auditors.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. Two to four years’ accounting experience.
Experience with Banner financial systems preferred.
Experience with student information system interface to the general ledger desirable.
CPA desirable.

 

Skills and Competencies 

Must be a “self starter” with strong ability to design processes and resolve problems.
Proficiency in Excel and other Microsoft Office products is required.
Familiarity with Banner preferred
Strong analytical skills and the ability to work independently or with minimal supervision.
Speaks clearly and expresses self well in one-on-one conversations and groups.
Develops effective written communications and uses them appropriately
Interacts and proactively shares information with internal and external contacts where appropriate.
Develops effective relationships with peers, students and employees.
Assumes responsibility to ensure issues/concerns will be addressed and monitors them through conclusion.
Identifies, defines and analyzes information and situations before recommending a course of action.
Effectively manages own time and resources.
Seeks to apply technology and innovation to improve efficiency and solve problems