Manager, Accounting - Facilities, Real Estate & Auxiliary Services

at University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware, United States

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University of Delaware
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Job No: 497044
Work Type: Staff
Location: Newark
Categories: Financial Services and Procurement, Full Time



Under the limited direction of the Facilities & Auxiliary Services Finance Director, the Accounting Manager will lead day to day operations, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, as well as monthly and yearly financial close, and monthly account reconciliations. The Accounting Manager will ensure the Financial Services department has systems and procedures in place to support effective and efficient processing, but also ensure department compliance with university accounting standards as well as GAAP. This position will be responsible for coordinating and controlling related business system set-up to implement policies and improve productivity, efficiency, and customer service.

This position will be heavily involved with information technology and will handle testing and implementation of department information technology projects. The Accounting Manager will also work closely with supporting systems that impact the General Ledger, including the work order and time and attendance systems. This position collaborates closely with other Facilities, Real Estate & Auxiliary departments, units, and management levels. The Accounting Manager is responsible for providing leadership and management of up to five accounting personnel on complex assignments, projects or tasks and reviews their progress and work for adequacy, method of procedure.

Under limited direction of the Director of Finance, the Manager is responsible for planning, organizing, leading, and managing accounting and reporting processes within FREAS, including:
  • Responsible for the review of significant accounting transactions as well as the posting of the daily, monthly, and quarterly GAAP journal entries.
  • Performing detailed analysis of financial trends and data.
  • Interacting with departments towards carrying out policies in an advisory capacity which involves explanation, discussion, and persuasion.
  • Develop or improve existing business processes to ensure efficient/best practice accounting, reconciliation and reporting processes are in effect.
  • Helping to develop and maintain financial reports and dashboards.

  • Lead, organize, direct, and coordinate the daily operation of the FREAS accounting staff.
  • Performs accounting duties of a complex nature requiring advanced professional experience, knowledge and competency in accounting principles and practices.
  • Develops and manages all financial procedures across organization. Trains financial and operational staff on financial policies and procedures; collaborates closely with other Facilities departments, units, and management levels.
  • Works with the Director of Finance and assist in developing more efficient related business processes department wide by analyzing and conducting needs assessment for future enhancements and functional improvements to benefit Facilities departments. Assist with developing functional technology plans including, programming requirements, priorities and the implementation and testing of systems.
  • Reviews and approves a wide range of complex accounting transactions.

    Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status

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Job Posting: 858515

Posted On: Oct 16, 2021

Updated On: Nov 15, 2021