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HERC: Metro New York & Southern Connecticut Assistant Director of Finance in New Haven, Connecticut

Employer Name: Yale University

  1. Financial Analysis and Reporting: Analyzes information and creates accurate and timely reports that add value to the management of University operations. Applies GAAP to report out on financial conditions. Ensures financial reporting meets the compliance needs of internal and external users. Extracts data from multiple sources. 2. Financial Methods and Systems: Recommends methods to improve practices, processes and systems. Works with internal and external contacts to carry out department objectives. Provides a high level of service that cultivates and maintains strong working relationships and effectively communicates information; takes ownership and accountability for timeliness, accuracy and relationship management. 3. Accounting and Reconciliation: Accurately records enterprise or subsystem transactions to balance sheets, income statements, and other financial records. Performs reconciliations; navigates through systems and reporting tools to independently resolve routine and non-routine discrepancies. Applies entries to the general ledger or subsystems and ensures adherence to GAAP, regulatory requirements and financial reporting considerations. Communicates effectively to unit leadership. 4. Strategic Resource: Translates unit finance objectives into priorities. Reports financial issues and risks and makes recommendations. Contacts appropriate stakeholders to include in communications and approvals. 5. Compliance and Risk Management: Establishes, implements and/or maintains strong internal controls in areas of assigned responsibility to provide reasonable assurance of effective and appropriate resources use, accurate financial information, and adherence to contractual obligations and agreements, policies, procedures, and external regulatory requirements. 6. May perform other duties as assigned. Required Skill/ability 1: Demonstrated ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, multi-task, manage time and resources effectively, and work with changing priorities and deadlines. Ability to read and interpret policies, procedures, and guidelines and ensure compliance. Required Skill/ability 2: Strong attention to detail; well-developed organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills. Proactive and resourceful. Exceptional interpersonal skills and leadership skills. Strong comprehension of internal control principles and proficiency in implementing internal control systems within a complex business setting. Required Skill/ability 3: Excellent customer service skills; effective oral and written communication skills. Proficiency in tailoring communication styles to meet the diverse needs of individuals at every level across the University. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality. Required Skill/ability 4: Ability to make decisions independently and take ownership, when appropriate. Ability to apply abstract concepts to practical situations. Ability to prepare interpretive and detailed accounting reports and statements. Strong experience conducting and producing financial data and analysis. Required Skill/ability 5: Commitment to an inclusive workplace. Ability to engage with diverse audiences (age, gender, nationality, race/ethnicity, profession, sexual orientation, etc.). Excellent attendance, punctuality, and reliability. Preferred Education: Prior Yale business office related or higher education experience. Strong preference towards prior Workday Financials and HCM, YBT, Power BI, Excel Pivot Tables experience, and other relevant subject matter; understanding of the accounting flows system-wide and financial policies and guidelines. Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day) Posting Position Title: Accountant 2 University Job Title: Assistant Director of Finance Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Prior Yale business office related or higher education experience. Strong preference towards prior Workday Financials and HCM, YBT, Power BI, Excel Pivot Tables experience, and other relevant subject matter; understanding of the accounting flows system-wide and financial policies and guidelines. Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business, Economics or Finance and two years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated application of financial, accounting and economic concepts.
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