The Accounting Manager will be an integral part of the finance team and will have responsibility for accounting functions across all areas of the Controller's Office. Reporting to the Controller, this is a newly created role which requires strong accounting skills, including grants accounting experience. The Accounting Manager will manage day to day accounting operations and oversee a staff of two. The successful applicant will also be responsible for promoting maximum fiscal responsibility, safeguarding the Institute's assets and ensuring compliance with established accounting standards. The ability to exercise sound judgment and critical thinking skills are essential.
Provide supervision and mentorship to 2 staff accountants.
Establishing new awards in the general ledger system.
Assist with the Annual OMB Uniform Guidance Audits and interim financial reporting for all grants and contracts.
Assist with the 403(b) pension audit.
Manage the utilization of restricted funds and reporting requirements.
Develop the Institute's Facilities and Administrative Rate proposal.
Prepare and record asset, liability, revenue and expense journal entries by compiling and analyzing account information. Prepare various account analyses to ensure accuracy of financial statements and to ensure correct documentation and proper cost allocations.
Manage accounting for fixed assets including additions, deletions and monthly depreciation.
Manage key parts of the monthly closing process.
Assist in preparation of audit working papers and coordinate flow of information with external auditors as it pertains to areas of responsibility.
Assist in preparation of the Form 990 & 990T tax returns.
Prepare sales tax and various bank reconciliations.
Special projects as required.
Calculate fringe and indirect costs and allocations for federal and state grants and contracts.
Facilitate drawdown requests from governmental agencies.
Manage expenditures on awards, including purchasing, expenses and payables.
Compile time and effort reporting.
Monitor and document cost-sharing and cost transfers.
Monitor receivables for all awards, including invoicing and aging balances.
Perform all other related duties as required.
Education: Bachelor's degree in accounting, CPA strongly preferred.
Experience: 5+ years of not-for profit higher education experience.
Knowledge and Skills:
Knowledgeable of grants and restricted funds accounting.
Understanding of research administration with in-depth knowledge of OMB Circulars (A110, A-21, A-133) and other research regulatory requirements, specifically the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
Ability to problem solve, multi-task, and effectively prioritize work in a deadline-driven environment.
Critical thinking skills and demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment.
Collaborative team player with a hands-on approach.
Strong interpersonal and oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and work with a wide variety individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives and demonstrated level of inter-cultural competence.
Excellent proficiency in Microsoft Excel and general ledger ERP's.
Please submit your cover letter and resume. If you are selected for an interview, please be prepared to provide at least 5 References via our on-line reference tool system. At least 2 of your References must be, or have been, your direct managers.
PRATT INSTITUTE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND RECOGNIZES AND VALUES THE BENEFITS OF A DIVERSE WORKFORCE.
Internal Number: 103528147
About Pratt Institute
The mission of Pratt Institute is to educate artists and creative professionals to be responsible contributors to society. Pratt seeks to instill in all graduates aesthetic judgment, professional knowledge, collaborative skills, and technical expertise. With a firm grounding in the liberal arts and sciences, a Pratt education blends theory with creative application in preparing graduates to become leaders in their professions. Pratt enrolls a diverse group of highly talented and dedicated students, challenging them to achieve their full potential.