Department: Education & Social Policy Salary/Grade: EXS/6
Supports a university accounting-related area or program. Manages financial operations &/or analysis in support of area/unit's mission & in coordination with central offices such as HR, Budget, Financial Aid, Facilities, Purchasing, IT, Provost, etc. Reviews a portfolio of multiple schools/depts' financial operations comprised of work that involves some complex problems &/or decisions.
Coordinates &/or provides information for the annual salary review process.
Reviews & reconciles actual expenses to budget per NU Audit guidelines.
Analysis, Statements & Reporting:
Creates daily, monthly, annual, &/or project end analysis & reports regarding area/unit, grants &/or awards, accounts, funds, payroll, expense &/or revenue allocation, customer service activity, etc.
Records journal entries and creates reports.
Performs financial account reconciliations, statement analysis, and transaction research.
Provides review and oversight of all types of financial transactions some of which may be complex in regard to size or duration of account.
Processes transfer &/or appropriation charges & may balance &/or close accounts.
Troubleshoots problems; performs vendor/account research as needed; obtains additional information from or provides instruction & guidance for customers/vendors; corrects or escalates.
Maintains Chart of Account lists.
Prepares & delivers bank deposits
Accesses multiple banking systems to process transactions, retrieve information, &/or initiate wire transfers.
Provides financial policy interpretation to determine the validity of customer requests & ensure compliance.
Contacts outside agencies, banks &/or banking systems to obtain clarification of rules &/or regulations.
Controls account availability for all chart strings.
Provides support for internal &/or granting agency audit requests.
Reviews status of related university accounts, transactions, and processes; troubleshoots issues as needed.
Processes & presents data & information through the application of database, graphic & spreadsheet software.
Obtains data by downloading from enterprise systems; develops and runs queries.
Identifies sources for data & information to be used & completes special financial projects such as (enter in explanation of special projects):
Performs general office support activities
Manages operation of or interaction with a computer system or system processes that support the area or program.
Ensures that area service level goals are met.
Provides training and support to related university units or program participants; maintains website and training materials
Supervises temporary, part-time or work-study students
Provides work direction to others
Assists with hiring employees
Performs other duties as assigned.
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in a major such as accounting, business administration, finance, or related; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.
2 years financial, budgeting &/or preparing account reconciliations or financial statements along with financial analysis or other relevant experience.
2 years of experience with payroll and/or employee onboarding
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Ability to work independently and problem solve
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 40924
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.