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Accounting Assistant I

Company: Rutgers University
Location: New Brunswick
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Job Description:

Position InformationOverviewThe School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, located on the George H. Cook Campus, is one of the largest schools of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. We pursue excellence in research, teaching, and outreach in areas of study that address the biological spectrum from molecules to ecosystems. Our emphasis is on both the fundamental sciences and the social and human dimensions. We offer 21 undergraduate majors, including plant and animal sciences, microbiology, biotechnology, agriculture and food systems, landscape architecture, food and nutritional sciences, ecology and evolution, marine science and oceanography, environmental sciences and meteorology, human ecology, entomology, and environmental economics.In addition to instruction in the classroom, field, and laboratory, our students have opportunities for experiential learning on and off campus, including a growing emphasis on international experiences through short- and long-term study abroad. Students also have access to a robust program of applied research and outreach hosted by the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station laboratories, farms, business incubators, and marine stations throughout the state.Posting SummaryRutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking an Accounting Assistant I for The Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources. The Accounting Assistant I works under general supervision, within established work parameters, with few direct instructions. This position assists the Business Specialist Supervisor with performing fiscal functions such as accounting, grant accounting, and budgeting. The Accounting Assistant I also assists investigators in both pre-award grant budgeting and proposal preparation as well as post-award grant management.Among the key duties of this position are the following:

  • Coordinate some administrative functions for the unit, which may include personnel, space and facilities assignment and maintenance, purchasing, academic support, and policy administration.
  • Analyzes data and prepare financial documents and reports for internal and external purposes consistent with a broad understanding of the mission, vision, role, and goals of the business unit, and the tasks and responsibilities of the Business Specialist Supervisor with respect to achieving business unit goals.
  • Work with investigators from the Walton Center for Remote Sensing & Spatial Analysis (CRSSA), the Pinelands Field Station, and the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources (DEENR).
  • Carries out routine and non-routine tasks with occasional review of work outputs by supervisor.BenefitsInformation about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overviewQualificationsMinimum Education and Experience
    • Bachelors degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or related field or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience that demonstrates knowledge and understanding of generally accepted accounting principles and practices.
    • A minimum of two (2) years of relevant experience in a financial/accounting function.Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
      • Good communication skills, and computer literacy.
      • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and practices (GAAP).
      • Good understanding and application of concepts, theories, principles, practices, terminology, and applied bases of accounting.Preferred Qualifications
        • Experience with Rutgers Universitys organizational structure and grants/contracts budgeting and accounting procedures.
        • Familiarity with basic geospatial information science, ecology and/or natural resource management.Equipment Utilized
          • Proficiency with Excel, Adobe Suite, and general word processing.Physical Demands and Work Environment
            • General office environment.Recruitment/Posting Title: Accounting Assistant IJob Category: Staff & Executive - Finance/Accounting/PurchasingDepartment: SEBS-Eco,Evol& Natrl ResourcesPosition Status: Full TimeDaily Work Shift: DayFLSA: NonexemptGrade: 04Annual Minimum Salary: 48647.000Annual Mid Range Salary: 60534.500Annual Maximum Salary: 72422.000Standard Hours: 37.50Union Description: URA-AFT AdministrativePayroll Designation: PeopleSoftTerms of Appointment: Staff - 12 monthPosition Pension Eligibility: ABPPosting Number: 20ST0588Posting Open Date: 03/04/2020Regional Campus: Rutgers University-New BrunswickHome Location Campus: Cook (RU-New Brunswick)Location Details: New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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