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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Corporate Accountant-Finance
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West Virginia University | Morgantown, WV
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Job Description

The Finance Department at West Virginia University is seeking applicants for a Corporate Accountant. The Corporate Accountant performs specialized and complex accounting assignments to support specialized areas of accounting and financial management at the institution level, such as financial analysis, internal and external reporting, cash and debt management, grants accounting, budget preparation, and payroll. The recommendations and calculations made by this position have broad impact throughout the institution, regional campuses, and WVU Research Corporation.

In order to be successful in this role, the ideal candidate will:

* Responsible for maintaining the core general ledger module that captures and reports comprehensive fiscal activity for the institution and its regional campuses. This is inclusive of the accounting for each of the University's modules and interfaces.
* Responsible for troubleshooting and issue resolution related to the module as it relates to accounting and financial reporting. Requires significant decision-making capabilities and exercising of judgment. Must constantly consider the long-term effects of cost and efficiency of any action on or modifications to the system.
* Structures the system to support the requirements of external agencies, i.e. NACUBO, GASB, and AICPA. These requirements are continuously changing, and this position is responsible for the implementation of revised standards and requirements for compliance by the University in a timely manner. Noncompliance will result in a qualified audit opinion which could have critical financial implications for the University.
* Monitors the general ledger accounts structures and the accounting transactions that are fed to the general ledger from the other modules and interfaces.
* Using a spreadsheet-based extension/interface, uploads journal entries into the general ledger module. Indirectly supervises student intern. Responsible for troubleshooting and issue resolution related to this interface, in addition to ensuring that journal entries are in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and University policies and procedures.
* Maintains the general ledger chart of accounts, including assignment of complex accounting rollups and accounting attributes. Responsible for the assignment of attributes used to interface to and from wvOASIS, the State's Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. Responsible for management of account setups within the Oracle application and the integration between the General Ledger and all subledgers.
* Designs, codes and run reports from the financial system application using various reporting tools, primarily SQL.
* A Bachelor's degree in Accounting and or Finance. A Master's degree is preferred.
* Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation, Certified Treasury Professional, Certified Management Accountant (CMA) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) is preferred.
* Three (3) years' experience with:
* Financial operations of a complex organization.

* Oracle financial software.

About West Virginia University

Founded in 1867 as a land-grant college, West Virginia University (WVU) is one of the nation's leading public research universities, providing excellence in teaching, research and service. With a main campus in Morgantown and branch campuses throughout West Viriginia, WVU offers 179 degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree levels. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has designated WVU a Research University (High Research Activity).