Operations and Utilities Accountant

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Nov 9, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Accounting & Finance, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Business & Administrative Support, Facilities Management & Physical Plant, Financial Affairs, Student Affairs, Financial Aid
Employment Type
Full Time


VCU Facilities Management, Financial Services unit is seeking to hire an Operations and Utilities Accountant. This position reports to the Assistant Director of Operations and Maintenance for FMD Financial Services and will assist the Financial Specialist.

The responsibilities include accounting entries to record various accounts receivable and payable of university utility electric, natural gas, water and wastewater invoices, and bill internal VCU Steam Plant invoices; assists in identifying and resolving utility billing discrepancies; reconciles and reports auxiliary maintenance financial data monthly, quarterly, and annually; and prepares and analyzes complex ad hoc reports as needed.

Minimum Hiring Standards
  • Experience in accounting, auditing, payable/receivable, and/or reconciling expenditures
  • Strong knowledge of accounting and/or auditing is required
  • Experience compiling, analyzing, and presenting reports, budgets, and/or financial information
  • Proficiency with general office software applications, including Microsoft Word and Excel, is required
  • Strong knowledge and experience in effective data presentation using excel and pivot tables
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to present information clearly and concisely
  • Ability to work effectively individually and as a member of a team, both remotely and in-person, and to establish and maintain effective working relationships within internal and external customers
  • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a staff member at VCU
Preferred Hiring Standards
  • Preferred Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or equivalent plus two years’ experience
  • Preferred experience in Banner, RealSource, ImageNow, and/or other software database programs
Job Specific Physical and Cognitive Requirements

Physical Demands & Activities

Light Lifting (<20 lbs): Marginal
Moderate Lifting (20-50 lbs): Marginal
Heavy Lifting (>50 lbs): Marginal
Pushing/Pulling: Marginal
Standing: Essential
Sitting: Essential
Repetitive Motion: Essential
Walking: Essential
Climbing: Marginal
Reaching: Essential
Bending: Essential

Environmental Conditions

Extreme heat/cold: Marginal
Extreme Noise: Marginal
Vibrations: Marginal
Fumes: Marginal
Mists/gases: Marginal

Emotional Demands

Fast pace: Essential
Average Pace: Essential
Multiple Stimuli: Essential
Intense Customer Interaction: Essential
Frequent Change: Essential

Mental/Sensory Demands

Memory: Essential
Reasoning: Essential
Hearing: Essential
Reading: Essential
Analyzing: Essential
Logic: Essential
Verbal Communication: Essential
Written Communication: Essential

Work Days/Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm

Salary Range: $50,000 - $60,000

Position Details:

Department: Facilities Management
Employment Type: UF - University Employee FT
Restricted Status: No
FTE: 1
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt

Contact Information:

Contact Name: Channing Holloway

Contact Email: csholloway@vcu.edu

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