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Staff Accountant - Remote/IL - Shield IL

Company: SHIELD Illinois
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

--For quickest response, please send resumes to shieldilrecruiting@uillinois.edu--
SHIELD IL is seeking a Staff Accountant who will reconcile funds, prepare and analyze financial reports, document as necessary, and perform other accounting duties. The incumbent must have strong analytical and communication skills, be able to multitask, and meet strict deadlines.

  • Prepare and complete the monthly reconciliation(s) for all SHIELD Illinois funds, ensuring all transactions are legitimate and have the proper supporting documentation.
  • Prepare monthly financial reports for upper management, which includes analyzing those reports for reasonableness, identifying variances between reporting periods, and communicating those findings to management.
  • Assist management with ad hoc reporting related to SHIELD Illinois operations.
  • Perform other accounting duties, such as journal voucher processing, maintaining files that are used to support SHIELD Illinois' financial information (e.g., keeping track of receivables data).
  • Additional duties as assigned.
    EducationRequired
    • Bachelor's degree with a major in Accountancy or a related field and two years of professional accounting experience, or
    • Possession of a current registration as a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, or a valid license to practice public accounting, or
    • Master's degree in Accountancy or a related fieldPreferred
      • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and/or
      • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and/or
      • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)Knowledge and ExperienceRequired:
        • Analytical skills to perform complex financial analysis of business transactions within a higher education setting and the ability to enforce various applicable policies and regulations while still providing superior customer service.
        • Attention to detail which can be utilized when analyzing financial information.
        • Ability to propose policies/procedures that improve and/or maintain the effectiveness of daily financial operations.
        • Strong verbal and written communications skills to effectively present information and respond to requests for guidance and/or clarification.
        • Ability to address and resolve challenging accounting issues and strong interpersonal skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
        • Ability to multi-task and produce accurate, detail-oriented work to meet stringent deadlines; creativity in problem-solving and exercising independent judgment and discretion.Preferred:
          • Understanding of fund accounting principles and a working knowledge of how to apply them in a public University setting within the State of Illinois to ensure compliance with the various State of Illinois policies, guidelines, and regulations.
          • Proficient computer skills and advanced knowledge of applicable computer systems. This would include advanced skills in Microsoft Office products such as Excel, Outlook, Access, and Word as well as a detailed working knowledge of how to operate within the Banner finance module.Location:
            • Champaign/Chicago IL area preferred, but will accept fully remote

Keywords: SHIELD Illinois, Minneapolis , Staff Accountant - Remote/IL - Shield IL, Accounting, Auditing , Minneapolis, Minnesota

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