San Jose State University, the destination for dreamers, innovators and high achievers, is hiring! Come join their Facilities Development and Operations team as a Project Accountant. You will be responsible for performing a variety of professional-level duties relating to accounting, financial and budget analysis.
Another Source's client, San Jose State University, is recruiting a Project Accountant to join their Facilities Development and Operations team.
Here's a little about San Jose State University and the position they are recruiting for:
San Jose State University is a destination for dreamers, innovators and high achievers. Our campus sees countless new discoveries every day-from faculty members cutting-edge research to students who discover new passions in the classroom. SJSU boasts a rich and diverse student body with students from different backgrounds including local standouts, first-generation students, ethnically diverse students, and international students.
Facilities Development and Operations (FD&O) is a service group of the Administration & Finance Division, whose primary objective is in support of campus programs. FD&O blends industry best practice, energy efficiency, and University Sustainability efforts to proudly serve our diverse campus community.
The University is proud to offer a generous compensation and benefits package all in an environment where personal and professional development is encouraged. San José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more information on programs available, please visit http://www.sjsu.edu/hr/benefits/
About the Position
The Project Accountant is primarily responsible for performing a variety of professional-level duties relating to accounting, financial and budget analysis. Working independently, under general supervision, this position assists with budget preparation and analysis; monitors funding sources and expenditures; prepares and/or coordinates the preparation of financial reports; maintains financial databases; and performs varied accounting and financial functions in assigned areas to include capital projects, escrow, project-related fees, trust and general fund.
Duties may include:
Prepares monthly energy consumption reports, prepares monthly utility allocations invoices, and reconciles receivables for utilities, recycling funds, abatements and capital outlay projects. Processes invoices for construction projects and monitors balances with percent of work completed.
Responsible for maintaining all financial related data and utility information for FD&O service group, including budget, payroll, utility, construction and maintenance costs. Prepares monthly cash flow reports and processes escrow agreements on Public Works Contracts. Provides analysis and projection reports for budget.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES:
Knowledge of the principles, problems and methods of public and business administration and operational and fiscal management.
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of accounting and fiscal recordkeeping as they relate to public-sector construction projects and contract management.
Ability to prepare financial reports and interpret policies and procedures covering a wide range of budget, contract and accounting procedures.
Ability to monitor computerized accounting records, and to research and correct computer data errors.
Ability to work independently, communicate and write effectively, make constructive recommendations, interpret and apply fiscal policies and procedures; and work cooperatively with contractors, vendors, architects, engineers, campus personnel, and representatives of public and private agencies.
Demonstrated proficiency in the use of PC-compatible software programs such as Word, Excel, and Access.
Ability to develop and design databases and create related reports.
Demonstrated working knowledge of the construction industry and constructions documents.
Ability to prepare clear, accurate financial statements and reports.
Ability to present financial information to all levels of staff and management.
Strong oral communication skills.
Equivalent to a bachelor's degree with a major in accounting, business administration, finance or a closely related field or a combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities.
Two years of progressively responsible professional accounting experience.
Two years of progressively responsible budget, financial management experience, including the study, analysis, development, evaluation and improvement of administrative and financial management policies procedures and practices
Three years of experience working in Capital Project Accounting
Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was offered the position on a contingent basis.
The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. Some positions may also require fingerprinting. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.
SJSU IS NOT A SPONSORING AGENCY FOR STAFF OR MANAGEMENT POSITIONS. (e.g. H1-B VISAS)
All San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
Equal Employment Statement
San José State University (SJSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, religion or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, or protected veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all SJSU students, faculty and staff programs and activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by the university (both on and off campus).
Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
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