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Job Title:   Temporary Sr. Accountant Assistant
Pay Grade:   c103
Pay Band Min / Max:    - 
Position Number:   R100016799
Department / Hospital:   Enrollment Mgmt 3 -TMP

The University of Miami is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT) we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. We are one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County; home to more than 13,400 faculty and staff from all over the world.

Job Description
The Division of Enrollment Management, Student Financial Assistance and Employment Office has an immediate opportunity for a temporary Sr. Accountant Assistant. 
The Senior Accounting Assistant will:
  • Assist with the accounting process for the Office of Student Financial Assistance program accounts
  • Be an individual with strong communication and organization skills
  • Possess knowledge of terminology and practices of accounting and financial document processing
  • Have a basic understanding of journal entries
  • Perform reconciliations using the University’s PeopleSoft Student Financial System, the Accounts Payable System and the Financial Reporting System (FRS)
  • Process check requisitions
  • Serve as an accounting resource for the department
  • Be a self-starter
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Monitor and review daily bank reports for incoming private loans and other receivables, reconcile daily Electronic Fund Transfers (EFT) for private loan deposits to the roster, maintain an Excel schedule for outstanding EFT private loan deposits not matching the roster, gather and review all backup-rosters for none matching to the EFT and troubleshoot for discrepancies.  Reconcile private loans paper checks and outside scholarships, deposit slips to the General ledger on a daily basis.
Daily Journal Entries
Prepare and allocate funds/expenses to the proper fund account, and operating accounts, detailing of assets, liabilities and other financial transactions; while ensuring compliance of University policies and procedures; prepare daily journal entries, submit it to the Controller’s office for processing, and review previous journal entries on FRS for accuracy.
Daily Reports
Review and analyze daily private loans disbursement reports; develop and maintain the download for all State of Florida and Federal grants (PELL) reconciliation reports and convert into Excel.  Process electronic files both uploading and downloading to/from State and Federal Authorities.
Checks/Wire Transfers/Deposits and Other Requests
Process check requisitions and/or wire transfers for the return of funds, review previous check requisitions on FRS for accuracy; maintain records of the receipt of funds of all sponsored programs accounts, and verify accuracy of check/EFT deposits sent to the Office of the Research Administration.  Process and Maintain a file of all requests to create/change information on the PeopleSoft Student Financial System.
Support Sr. Accountant
Provide support for the Sr. Accountant by performing accounting duties such as gathering and searching for backup documentation when requested by other departments and or agencies; assisting in the gathering of requested documentation by the internal/independent auditors.  Serve as backup for submitting Direct Loan drawdowns requests, responsible for the delivery of accounting documents to the appropriate University departments; supervise and train student workers to perform accounting office duties, maintain accounting filing system and other duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Basic knowledge of accounting principles
High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office products including Excel and Word
Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with discretion
Must have excellent math, written and verbal communication skills
Commitment to excellent customer service and positive teamwork
Ability to handle stress and work well under pressure
Education/Licensure Requirements
Associate degree preferred in Accounting/Business Administration or related field
Work Experience Requirements
Minimum of 3-5 years related and comparable experience.
Any appropriate combination of relevant education and/or work experience may be considered.
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