Finance Professional 1 – Generalist (8221FG) Earth & Environmental Sciences
Full time; M-F 8-4:30; possibility of working remotely part of the time, after passing 6-month probation.
The Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences is seeking an individual who is detail-oriented, is proficient at problem-solving, and has good communication skills to manage general accounting functions for the department and three research centers (approximately 30 faculty, 50 researchers, and 60 graduate students). This position works closely and in tandem with the Finance Professional 3 (FP3) in the department as well as the College’s accounting team to meet the financial needs of the unit. Training and guiding users in the mechanisms and policies surrounding procurement, reimbursements, etc. is just as, if not more, important as the tasks listed below:
Main point of contact for general accounting inquiries, including policies and procedures; training and assisting department personnel in the use of the various mechanisms the University uses for incurring and reconciling expenditures.
Departmental Approver for the unit (department and three research centers)- includes but not limited to employee expense reimbursements, travel and procurement cards, journal entries/transfers, check requests and deposits.
Manager for Procurement and Travel Cards – responsible for processing applications, requesting transaction exceptions, and work with the College accounting team to monitor transactions to assure timely reconciliation.
Internal and External Sales – work with faculty/managers of any internal and/or external sales in setting up contracts, setting rates, assure timely billings.
Liaison with College accounting/purchasing personnel.
Inventory and ordering supplies for the department.
Act as backup for FP3 as needed.
Required •BA/BS degree or a combination of related education and work experience to equal four years. •Excellent understanding of accounting rules and procedures including the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). •Advanced knowledge and experience of spreadsheets. •Ability to work independently. •Excellent analytical and problem solving skills. •Ability to prioritize and organize work. •Excellent written/verbal communication and customer service skills.
Preferred •Experience with and access to the University’s Enterprise Financial Systems.
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.