JOB DESCRIPTION: Coordinates corrections of account balances and maintains proper accounting controls and procedures. Advises management of budget and funding status and makes recommendations for resolving funding issues. Assists in year-end audits; provides detailed schedules and analysis to support financial statements. Reviews current control procedures and assists in the development of new procedures to improve internal control measures. Works with external and internal auditors to interpret accounting schedules and resolve discrepancies. Develops responses to address the impact of changes in accounting standards. Makes recommendations to improve efficiency of reporting practices. May assist in preparing, developing, and monitoring department/Hospital budget and compliance with fiscal constraints. Provides information and analysis for long-range financial and cash flow forecasting; projects data trends in spending; provides analysis to determine the best use of funds and funding sources; projects expenses and compares to income; makes recommendations to management. Reviews, analyzes and negotiates and/or maintains the financial aspects of grant agreements and sponsored research proposals and the resulting contracts, grants, endowments, or cooperative agreements to ensure compliance. Performs studies to establish of rates. Determines billable indirect costs; analyzes cost to charge relationship; and determines overhead rates to apply indirect costs to budget. May implement and maintain procedural cost accounting system. Evaluates new business initiatives and large capital requests.
Develops and maintains expertise on state, federal, and organizational regulations and guidelines; makes recommendations on policy issues to maintain compliance with regulations and guidelines. Develops and implements procedures consistent with established policies. Reviews, revises, and communicates guidelines to ensure compliance. Analyzes current policies and procedures and assesses effectiveness. Manages special projects; coordinates the preparation of special impact studies and other financial surveys and questionnaires.
Works with manager to formulate plan for professional development. Attends educational in-services as appropriate. Participates in professional activities and organizations to maintain knowledge of current trends, practices, and developments.
Prepares and analyzes statistical reports, financial statements, and supporting schedules for management; prepares reports on actual and budgeted financial information; works with management to develop assumptions and historical costs; projects impact of new programs or projects; computes monthly return on investments; analyzes variances on returns; monitors, analyzes, and reports on the activity of programs. Identifies, develops, and implements methods for improving reporting efficiency. Identifies requirements and develops reports required by state and federal agencies and ensures compliance. Maintains hospital cost reports, federal and state tax reports or fiscal reports required for contract compliance. Coordinates third party reporting requirements; maintains compliance with all regulations. Applies federal, state, or contractual requirements to the University setting. Analyzes monthly financial performance relative to budget and prior periods; documents variances in a narrative format that concisely and accurately describes the situation.
Provides guidance and direction to professional staff. Consults with department heads, provides guidance, and makes recommendations to assist them in designing and establishing procedures. Train others on cost accounting and design of management reports. Performs related responsibilities as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or related field with 5 years directly related experience.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (MediumMax 25lbs): up to 25 lbs, 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 25 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock , Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation , Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.