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Lead Finance Accounting Specialist at Temple University

Lead Finance Accounting Specialist

Temple University Philadelphia, PA (On Site) Full-Time
The Lead Finance/Accounting Specialist is essential in running the daily operations for the Controller's Office. The Lead Finance/Accounting Specialist must be a subject matter expert in their area, particularly the general ledger and balance sheet accounts. The Lead Finance/Accounting Specialist requires knowledge of the general operations in higher education. They must perform accounting reconciliations and provide support for the entire Controller's Office Team. The senior accountant provides support for not only the monthly, quarterly, and yearly closes, but also helps with providing information for the yearly audit. The Lead Finance/Accounting Specialist develops and implements accounting procedures for the Controller's Office. Performs other duties as assigned.

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Required Education & Experience:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field and at least three (3) years of related accounting experience. Experience performing accounting reconciliations and provide support for the staff. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills & Abilities:

* Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and advanced knowledge of Excel.
* Ability to perform mid-level general ledger accounting reconciliations.
* Strong organization and time management skills, and ability to handle multiple tasks.
* Demonstrated ability to prepare Excel worksheets, analysis and general ledger account reconciliations.
* Capacity to develop excellent analytical and quantitative skills, including the ability to manipulate, analyze and interpret data.
* Ability to work effectively with a variety of audiences to include both functional and technical peers as well as the University community.
* Aptitude to learn and utilize automated accounting and reporting systems.


* Microsoft Teams experience
* Banner experience

This position is assigned a hybrid work arrangement (on-campus and remote), the duration of this hybrid work arrangement is at the discretion of Temple University and the Department.

Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

In accordance with the City of Philadelphia's COVID-19 mandate, all Temple University students, faculty, staff, and contractors must be fully vaccinated before receiving authorization to work unless they have a medical or religious exemption approved by the University. An individual is considered fully vaccinated two (2) weeks following the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or two (2) weeks following a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Individuals who do not meet the University's vaccination or exemption requirement will be prohibited from working until proof of full vaccination or an exemption is requested and approved. For more information, visit the University's Vaccines web page at [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Lead Finance Accounting Specialist />
Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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Recommended Skills

  • Analytical
  • Balance Sheet
  • General Ledger
  • Hardworking And Dedicated
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office
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