Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking an Accounting Assistant I for The Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources. The Accounting Assistant I works under general supervision, within established work parameters, with few direct instructions. This position assists the Business Specialist Supervisor with performing fiscal functions such as accounting, grant accounting, and budgeting. The Accounting Assistant I also assists investigators in both pre-award grant budgeting and proposal preparation as well as post-award grant management.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Coordinate some administrative functions for the unit, which may include personnel, space and facilities assignment and maintenance, purchasing, academic support, and policy administration.
Analyzes data and prepare financial documents and reports for internal and external purposes consistent with a broad understanding of the mission, vision, role, and goals of the business unit, and the tasks and responsibilities of the Business Specialist Supervisor with respect to achieving business unit goals.
Work with investigators from the Walton Center for Remote Sensing & Spatial Analysis (CRSSA), the Pinelands Field Station, and the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources (DEENR).
Carries out routine and non-routine tasks with occasional review of work outputs by supervisor.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or related field or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience that demonstrates knowledge and understanding of generally accepted accounting principles and practices.
A minimum of two (2) years of relevant experience in a financial/accounting function.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Good communication skills, and computer literacy.
Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and practices (GAAP).
Good understanding and application of concepts, theories, principles, practices, terminology, and applied bases of accounting.
Experience with Rutgers University’s organizational structure and grants/contracts budgeting and accounting procedures.
Familiarity with basic geospatial information science, ecology and/or natural resource management.
Proficiency with Excel, Adobe Suite, and general word processing.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
General office environment.
Posting Number: 20ST0588
Location: Cook (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 112300
About Rutgers University
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