The Staff Accountant will collaborate with monthly general ledger reconciliations, maintaining grant accounts within the general ledger (including grants accounts receivable), and assist the fixed asset accountant. This position is located at the West Palm Building.
Bachelor's degree in Accounting or equivalent experience.
Minimum three years of work experience with accounting or a related field.
Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills to work with a diverse group of individuals at all university levels and to answer questions and resolve problems.
Strong Attention to detail and strong ability to work accurately with numbers.
Typing skill minimum 40 wpm.
Strong Computer skills in the use of 10-key, word processing, excel spreadsheets (strong knowledge of excel formulas, pivot tables, etc.), internet and electronic mail software.
Technical skills to learn and use enterprise systems and departmental tools.
Ability to use the standard office equipment including copier and fax.
Ability to multi-task, prioritize duties when faced with interruptions, distractions, and fluctuating workload.
Strong organizational skills with the ability to carry out duties in a timely manner.
Ability to work effectively as part of a team and work independently.
Ability to effectively deal with work volume, detail repetitive daily input, and time constraints.
Ability to maintain highest level of confidentiality and use tact and diplomacy.
Ability to learn and interpret University and departmental fiscal policies and procedures.
Ability to analyze correspondence, reports and spreadsheets.
Ability to establish and maintain grant and contract files.
Related experience with sponsored program administration and/or government contracts
Demonstrated knowledge of federal rules and regulations governing grants and contracts administration, including extensive knowledge of OMB Circulars A-110, A-21, A-133, and the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)
Experience and understanding of federal, city, county, and state accounting tax regulations.
Working knowledge of Chapman University policies and procedures that pertain to the duties of the position.
Applicants for Staff and Administrator positions must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Chapman University does not sponsor applicants for Staff and Administrator positions for work visas.
The offer of employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion and outcomes of a criminal background screening, and returning to the Office of Human Resources a signed original acceptance of the Chapman University Agreement to Arbitrate.
Internal Number: 18015
About Chapman University
Chapman University is one of California's oldest and most respected private universities, offering distinguished undergraduate and graduate degrees in the context of a liberal arts and sciences university. For more than 150 years, Chapman University has served as a symbol of educational access and excellence in the state of California. Founded as Hesperian College in 1861 in Woodland, California by members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), we admitted men and women and people of color from our earliest days. Endowed by the Valencia orange magnate Charles Clarke Chapman, the institution changed its name to Chapman College in 1934, and by 1954 had moved to the former campus of Orange Union High School in Orange, California. The college again extended higher educational access when it began offering classes to military personnel at El Toro Marine Base.In 1965, Chapman took undergraduate education to the high seas when it began running World Campus Afloat, the program that would eventually become Semester at Sea, a tradition that continues at Chapman through our world-wide study abroad programs.Since our founding, Chapman has grown into a highly regarded university that at...tracts high-achieving undergraduate and graduate students from all over the United States, and more than 60 nations around the world.Our mission statement: To provide personalized education of distinction that leads to inquiring, ethical and productive lives as global citizens.