Senior Staff Specialist 5537BR College of Science COS School of Physics and Astronomy
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Department/College Description The mission of the Center for Advancing STEM Teaching, Learning, and Evaluation (CASTLE)a leading innovator in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics educational practices and researchis to improve science and math education and outreach initiatives by fostering collaboration between science and math educators and researchers.
CASTLE encompasses myriad STEM Education initiatives at RIT including:
RIT HHMI Inclusive Excellence: strengthened inclusion in STEM education from a multicultural base of faculty, staff, and students in the College of Science
Summer Math Applications in Science with Hands-On (SMASH) Experience: designed to increase the engagement of middle-school girls in STEM
RIT Learning Assistant (LA) program: geared toward student interaction and engagement in collaborative problem solving
Professional Development for Emerging Education Researchers (PEER): created to increase the scholarship and teaching effectiveness of junior faculty, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and senior faculty
We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to student-centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration. Select to view links to RITs core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.
Detailed Job Description CASTLE seeks a Senior Staff Specialist in primary support of the Center's Accounting function. The Senior Staff Specialist is responsible for executing accounting transactions, preparing financial reports and forecasts, and performing financial account reconciliation to ensure adherence to internal RIT policy and diverse external funding requirements. In addition, the Senior Staff Specialist will provide operational administrative support to the Center and its programs as needed.
Establish internal controls and guidelines for accounting transactions and budget preparation
Meet with Principal Investigators to perform monthly budget reconciliations through Oracle reports, budget reports, and budget projections
Perform financial administration for multiple special project and discretionary accounts to ensure that proper documentation is submitted for expenditures in compliance with grant regulations
Collaborate with Sponsored Programs Accounting staff to successfully handle the post-award financial administration of contracts and grants
Process travel and expense reimbursement requests
Compile and enter adjusting journal entries for internal purchases and external vendor contracts
Prepare and examine Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable records, financial statements, or other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards
Review accounts for discrepancies and reconcile differences
Establish tables of accounts and assign entries to proper accounts
Analyze CASTLE operations, trends, costs, revenues, and financial commitments to project future revenues and expenses
Develop, implement, modify, and document record keeping and accounting systems
Advise CASTLE leadership regarding issues such as resource utilization and the assumptions underlying budget forecasts.
Prepare and process invoice and stipend payment forms, ProCard transactions, and independent contractor forms
Respond to accounting and administrative questions with resolutions
Coordinate and schedule travel, meetings, and appointments
Associates Degree in Accounting or related discipline
Significant professional experience in Accounting, Administrative Management, or closely related discipline
Strong attention to detail, problem-solving, and analytical skillset
Process-orientation with the ability to think strategically and recommend process improvements
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel
Knowledge of accounting principles on budgets and audits with the ability to interpret and meet funding reporting requirements
High level of sound judgment with the ability to make independent decisions
Bachelors Degree in Accounting or closely related discipline from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized college or university
Significant professional experience in Accounting within Higher Education
Required Application Documents
How to Apply In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: http://careers.rit.edu/staff. Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number. The direct link to this posting can be found here: https://sjobs.brassring.com/
Rochester Institute of Technology, the 10th largest private university in the U.S., is among the worlds leading technological universities. Its 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries are enrolled in over 200 academic programs, including 7 interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs. A pioneer in experiential education, RIT was the first to offer undergraduate degree programs in biotechnology, information technology, software engineering, and microelectronic engineering. As home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, the university offers unparalleled academic opportunities and services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Founded in 1829, RIT has 115,000 alumni throughout the United States and around the world. RIT has been named by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the Great Colleges to Work For. RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site, and is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples through the Upstate NY Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. For more information, visit www.rit.edu/overview/rankings-and-recognition and www.rit.edu.
As a member of the RIT community employees receive a well-balanced benefits package that offers a variety of choices and access to additional employment advantages. These benefits, combined with an employees pay, provide a total compensation package that can be tailored to meet your needs. More on RITs Benefits, Health & Wellness program can be found at: https://www.rit.edu/fa/humanresources/content/benefits-health-and-wellness
RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov
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