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Job No. 146849

  • Job Title:
  • Accounting Specialist
  • Employer:
  • Northwestern University
  • Location:
  • Evanston , IL
  • Posting Date:
  • 20-Jun-2022
  • Description:
  • Job Summary:

    Provides a variety of financial & accounting support using initiative & an intermediate knowledge of applicable skills, methods & practices & chooses appropriate alternatives from among pre-defined policies & procedures to complete mainly routine work that involves standard problems & decisions.
    Applies industry and professional standards, university policy and procedure, federal and state laws and other regulations.
    Provides administrative &/or clerical support.
    Specific Responsibilities:


    Completes functions/tasks associated with the annual budget open/close processes.
    Analysis, Statements & Reporting:

    Performs data entry in spreadsheets &/or databases.

    Completes & maintains transactions in enterprise systems.
    Reviews, ensures approval, prepares, processes, reconciles & provides receipts (as appropriate) for transactions.
    Troubleshoots problems.
    Performs vendor/account research as needed.
    Obtains additional information by phone, US- or e- mail from customers/vendors; corrects or escalates.
    Maintains Chart of Account lists.
    Prepares & delivers bank deposits.
    Enters information into database.

    Provides excellent customer service, over the phone and in person answering standard questions regarding status of requests, policies and procedures for processing transactions, &/or instructions for completing paperwork.
    Instructs & advises regarding options and appropriate courses of action & follows-up inquiries to ensure customer satisfaction.
    Completes other administrative &/or clerical activities such as filing, faxing, sorting, copying, organizing meetings; reserving AV equipment, etc.

    Performs other duties as assigned.
    Minimum Qualifications:

    High school diploma or the equivalent.
    2 years accounting &/or bookkeeping experience or the equivalent combination of education & experience.
    Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)

    Excellent computer skills including proficiency in the use of spreadsheet, database and word processing software.
    Preferred Qualifications:

    Excellent interpersonal skills;
    Excellent oral and written communication and organizational skills;
    Attention to detail and multitasking skills;
    Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)

    Detail oriented while understanding the bigger picture
    Critical thinking
    Ability to manage follow up requirements independently.
  •  Contact information:
  • Northwestern University
  • Evanston, IL 60208
  • United States
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