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University of Rochester Staff Accountant - 233060 in Rochester, New York

Staff Accountant Job ID 233060

Location Health Sciences Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Full Time 40 hours Grade 051 Medical Center Finance


8 AM-5 PM


Position Summary:

Performs professional accounting work at the operating level requiring knowledge and application of general accounting theory, techniques and practices, and knowledge of the University accounting system. Collects, analyzes and interprets data.


Under general direction of the Associate Director, HSD Finance and with some latitude for independent judgment:

  • Primary initiator for UR Financials (URF) journal entry process. Review Health Science Division (HSD) manual journal entries for accuracy, proper FAO, Ledger Account and FAC use to ensure general accounting practices and policies are followed and financial reporting requirements are met. Provide HSD departments guidance on JE processes; work closely with departments to correct errors. 20%

  • Assists with HSD departmental capital and operating budgets. Reviews requests to ensure they meet the requirements of a capital asset as defined in the UR Capitalization Policy. Prepares and updates routine spreadsheets and financial reports relating to ledger activity and financial projections, including operating budget roll forwards for the less complex accounts. 20%

  • Reconciles basic customer receivable balances in order to produce invoices for assigned affiliates and non-affiliates on a monthly basis, using URF customer invoice process. Provides supporting documentation, as requested, for most customer invoices. Performs necessary tasks to deposit and post payments for most customer invoices in UR Financials. 15%

  • Performs basic audit functions and analysis of departmental accounts for accuracy and completeness on a monthly basis. Investigates variances and/or deficits and prepares summary report of findings. Prepares journal entries to correct accounting errors. 15%

  • Serves as divisional contact for issues related to payroll, purchases, ledger activity and balances. Researches and resolves issues. 10%

  • Prepares weekly Cybersource credit card deposits for URMC divisions. Distributes supporting documentation to appropriate departments. Serves as main contact for departments with questions/issues related to credit card transactions. Researches and resolves issues. 5%

  • Prepares and updates standard monthly entries and cost allocation Excel files for loading into URF for all HSD departments. Validates accuracy of these transactions in URF. 5%

  • Processes all Medical Center Finance invoices for payments (via P2P PO, SIR or F4). 5%

  • Manages and approves the department Pcard transactions after determining that all charges are appropriate and are supported with adequate documentation. Maintains Medical Center Finance cost center equipment and space inventory. Prepares NYS and Federal lobbying data reports and provides to Government Relations. 5%

  • Performs other related work as required


    Bachelor’s degree in accounting and one year of professional accounting experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Required Competencies:

    Ability to interact with all levels of faculty and staff; excellent communication skills; possesses good customer service skills; demonstrates knowledge and experience in the accounting field, attention to detail required; shows initiative and resourcefulness in managing priorities and takes responsibility for accomplishing his/her own work while maintaining confidentiality of information. Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel required.

    How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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