Accounting Analyst

Job Description

Under the direction of the Sr. Accounting Manager, the accounting analyst’s general responsibilities will include contributing to the financial reporting of the department, reconciliation of the LCC accounts and provide the appropriate audits to ensure the hotel’s daily cash handling operation is in compliance with University’s policies and procedures and any other duties as assigned. Analyze in-house accounting systems and develop new applications using Access, Excel, QDB, SQL, Microsoft Oracle Hyperion, OPERA and Essbase. The accounting analyst will also provide support to all accounting staff which includes, accounts payable, accounts receivable, cashier and night audit in the absence of the Sr. Accounting Manager.

Must be able to work nights, weekends and some holidays.

Job Qualifications

Required Qualifications

Working knowledge of general accounting principles and systems.

Excellent analytical skills to organize data and material to draw appropriate conclusions and make recommendations for solution.

Advanced skills in Excel (array of formula, pivot tables, Vlookup, charts).

Working knowledge of internal cash handling and controls.

Ability to speak and write English using appropriate grammar and vocabulary to obtain information, explain policies and procedures and to present training planning documents, reports and presentations.

Working knowledge of Microsoft Suite products

Detailed knowledge of analyzing and refining information and presenting it in a summary manner to management.

Skill in performing under conditions of frequent interruptions and/or distractions.

Knowledge of GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Practices) standards, and auditing procedures.

Skill in working independently and following through on assignments with minimal direction.

Ability to establish rapport, professional credibility and cooperative working relationships among all levels of the organization and campus.

Ability to plan, budget and control costs

Skill in typing and operating a 10-key adding machine by touch and with speed and accuracy.

Demonstrated skill in working as part of a team, collaborating with colleagues.

Ability to work in an environment handling sensitive and confidential material.

Ability to work flexible schedules including weekends and evenings to respond to critical time periods.

Preferred Qualifications

Working knowledge of University ledgers.

Skill in prioritizing assignments to complete work in a timely manner when there are changes in workload; changes in assignments; meeting of deadlines; competing requirements; and a demanding workload.

Skill in computerizing accounting functions for a complex hotel FAU system.

Working knowledge of SQL, ACCESS, QDB, Microsoft Oracle Hyperion, Cashnet, OPERA and other Business Intelligence tools.

Knowledge of the organizational and operational functions of the departments within On Campus Housing.

Knowledge of University policies and procedures.