Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Feb 08, 2023
Mar 28, 2023
Full Time
AccountantThe George Mason University, General Accounting Department invites applications for an Accountant position. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.About the Position:This position assists in financial analysis and reporting including account reconciliations and transaction research, variance analysis, preparing journal entries for accrual basis accounting, and approving journal entries in Cardinal. The Accountant gathers and analyzes financial information (from systems such as Banner, Cardinal, and MicroStrategy) to prepare reconciliations, analyses, and journal entries.Responsibilities:Performs bank reconciliations, clearing account reconciliations, and other balance sheet account reconciliations;Prepares schedules to support adjusting journal entries to the Trial Balance for the University's financial statements, the Annual Comptroller's Directive, and other financial reporting and analysis as required;Assists in gathering and analyzing data to support financial analysis and reporting;Assists in monthly reporting, including variance analysis, transaction research, approving Cardinal journal entries, and accrual basis accounting;Assists Financial Reporting team in the state audit process;Supports maintenance of Banner Chart of Accounts including new segment workflow approvals, segment inactivation, support for departmental reorganizations, and other updates; andProvides support as needed and serve as backup for the Senior Accountant and the Fiscal Analyst. Additionally, cross-train with these positions in a variety of areas.Required Qualifications:Bachelor's Degree in accounting or related business field or an equivalent combination of education and experience; andExperience in reconciliations such as bank reconciliations, clearing account reconciliations, and other balance sheet account reconciliations.Preferred Qualifications:Experience using Banner Admins Apps and Finance modules;Experience running reports (BI reports i.e. MicroStrategy);Knowledge of GAAP and relevant GASB/FASB pronouncements;Skilled in the use of Excel including Pivot Tables and VLOOKUP functions;Ability to apply critical thinking; attention to detail; work independently; and focus on thoroughness and quality of information; andCommunication skills, both oral and written.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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