Accountant 4

    University Park, PA 16802
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    The College of Medicine Controller's Office is seeking an individual who will report to the Manager of Research Accounting and be responsible for executing complex tasks and reports. The successful candidate will analyze new grant and contract agreements and establish project accounts consistent with agreement terms; prepare a variety of documents, invoices and reports as required by the sponsors; interpret University policy and sponsor requirements to ensure compliance; and confer with contract negotiators on contract problems and resolve accordingly. Additionally, the individual will prepare recurring special reports, including system-generated reports and regularly provide information to the Research Accounting Manager for various federal, state and external agencies; perform advanced trend analysis and reconciliations and make recommendations based on results. Other duties will include gathering data, maintaining various databases and updating process documents. Responsibilities will also include acting as the liaison with assigned key stakeholders, special project teams, and management to develop and implement strategies, document procedures, systems and processes that improve efficiencies and effectiveness. This individual will supervise, train and evaluate the performance of assigned staff.
    Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus six years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Bachelor's degree or higher in Accounting, Business Administration, or related field is preferred. Ability to communicate clearly and accurately both verbally and in writing, strong organizational skills, and proven record of success as a member of a professional team are desirable. Experience with MS Office Suite software and knowledge of financial systems is preferred. This person will routinely be called upon to complete advanced assignments, to communicate information, ideas and instructions and to participate as a team member within a diverse workforce. Penn State and the College of Medicine Controller's Officer are committed to fostering diversity, inclusion and equal opportunity.

    The following background checks must be successfully completed for this position:

    Thefollowing clearancesmust be successfully completed for this position:

    -Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Background Check

    -Pennsylvania Child Abuse History

    -Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal Background Check

    The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion inall ofits forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.


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    Posting ID: 554948356Posted: 2020-07-14