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Accountant I - Translational Molecular Pathology

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Accounting/Finance
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Translational Molecular Path 149100
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143311 Requisition #
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SUMMARY

 

The Accountant I provides financial and business reports and analysis for a large academic research department, performs daily operational financial processes, personnel and administrative functions including fund management, budgeting, and accounting within a large complex department. The ideal candidate must be a proficient user of Microsoft Excel. Experience with grants, reconciliation and PeopleSoft in a healthcare related environment is preferred.

 

CORE VALUES

Caring Behaviors

  • Courtesy: Is respectful and courteous to each other at all times.
  • Friendliness/Teamwork: Promotes and rewards teamwork and inclusiveness; is sensitive to the concerns of our patients and our co-workers.

Integrity Behaviors

  • Reliability: Communicates frequently, honestly and openly.
  • Accountability: Holds self and others accountable for practicing our values.
  • Safety: Models safe behavior (wears badge and personal protective equipment, washes hands, and keeps work area clean and orderly); Notices a safety concern or emergency, understands role and uses proper procedures to report it; Mitigates risk to the institution through sound business practices; Demonstrates ethical and personal responsibility in work and behavior

Discovery Behaviors

  • Responsiveness: By his/her actions, creates an environment of trust; Encourages learning, creativity and new ideas.
  • Personal Leadership/Self-Initiative: Helps others to identify and solve problems; Seeks personal growth and enables others to do so.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES
 

Salary Management  - Provides systematic review of all fund groups to ensure that effort and expensse are properly charged to the project to which faculty, educational and classified positions are assigned.
- Ensure that effort starts and stops as close to the project initiation and completion process as possible, guaranteeing that the department and its principal investigators are compliant with the procedures for effort and expense.
- Submit and track ePAF entries as needed to ensure that faculty members and staff are appropriately allocated to the correct fund/project.
- Establish a process to effectively ensure that new projects have had faculty and classified salaries budgeted.
- Prepare and enter salary adjustments for faculty, trainees and classified staff into appropriate systems.

 

Finance Administration  - Prepare and submit expense transfers.
- Identify encumbrances and clear encumbrances when needed on all chartfields within the department.
- Request invoices as needed for sponsored projects and follow up to ensure payments have posted.
- Request expired chartfields to be inactivated.
- Prepare check requests.
- CAT maintenance –update authorized signers, receivers, and reconcilers, and request steward changes as needed to maintain accuracy.
- Submit new fund requests and/or fund transfers as needed.
- Prepare Close-Out forms for Federal and non-Federal projects.

 

Account Reconciliation   - Perform reconciliation for fund group 90 accounts to ensure that non personnel expenses have accurately posted to the General Ledger.
- Coordinate with grant team to verify accuracy and if charges are allowable with reconcilers within the department as needed to complete and manage STAT sampling.
- Interacts with all levels of personnel within the department, other institutional departments, as well as outside companies to resolve problems/errors or questions regarding basic accounting reconciliation items.
- Procard reconciliation

 

Invoicing   - Process IDSs for CCSG lab cores i.e. Histology Core, Tissue Bank, and ORION by entering charges on General Accounting upload form at the end of every period and following up to verify posting accuracy. Prepare monthly activity summary reports.
- Run Free Balance Reports and other ad-hoc reports as requested.

 

Other duties as assigned

Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Accounting or related. One year of experience required with degree in Business Administration or related field. With a degree in Accounting, no experience is required. May substitute required education degree with additional years of equivalent experience on a one to one basis. It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

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