Project Accountant

Syracuse University
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 23, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Accounting & Finance, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # 038455 Department Code 31061-6057 Department Campus Planning, Design, and Construction (CPDC) Job Title Project Accountant Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate with Experience Staff Level S5 FLSA Status Exempt Hours
Standard University business hours

8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)

8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs. Job Type Full-time Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description
Provide accounting and administrative support for Campus, Planning Design and Construction ( CPDC ) Senior Project Managers, Associate Director of Project Accounting, the CPDC Associate Directors and Director and Director of Budget, Finance and Administrative Services. Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting preferred or a minimum of five years accounting and administrative experience
  • Experience with the Microsoft Office required
  • Experience in Peoplesoft suite of financial applications strongly preferred
  • University experience preferred
  • Sponsored/Grant Accounting preferred
Job Specific Qualifications
  • Accounting and financial analysis experience
  • Knowledge in construction project administration and accounting
  • Experience in sponsored grant funded project accounting
  • Strong communication, problem solving, analytical, independent thinking, judgment, writing and decision-making skills and professionalism
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office programs
  • Experience with the University’s suite of Peoplesoft financial systems
  • Ability to formulate, affect, interpret, and implement management and operating policies
  • Manage impromptu assignments along with ongoing responsibilities
  • Identify, investigate and resolve financial and compliance deviations
  • Ability to identify process improvements that will result in operating efficiencies and reporting accuracy
  • Demonstrate attention to detail, and strong analytical skills
Responsible for supporting the CPDC project management team with all tasks associated with the administrative/accounting setup, running, coordination, tracking and closeout of capital design and construction projects. The Project Accountant will be expected to work with multiple Project Managers on multiple large projects to ensure timely and accurate audit, review and execution of contractor payment applications and invoices. Develop and maintain accurate reporting formats including cost and commitment records on current projects and to confirm financial reports reconcile to the Peoplesoft suite of financial systems on an ongoing basis.

Continually monitor and analyze contractor billings to ensure the University is billed and remits payment in a timely manner and review outstanding commitments that should be closed upon completion of the services and/or the project.

Reconcile project accounting transactions for each grant/sponsored award project to the general ledger and ensure they are compliant, appropriate and meet all timing and expense nature restrictions acceptable under the grant/sponsored ward restrictions. Compile and report on Minority, Women Business Enterprise participation as required.

Collaborate with the Offices of Sponsored Programs and Sponsored Accounting, Project Managers, Budget Director, principal investigators, government agencies, consultants, contractors, and other involved parties in order to prepare, compile and submit grant submission packages required for reimbursement under the grant/sponsored award agreement.

Respond to inquiries from outside vendors, contractors and University departments requesting financial documentation. Physical Requirements Tools/Equipment Application Instructions
In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter. About Syracuse University
Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit About the Syracuse area
Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal. EEO Statement
Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities. Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans
Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members. Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community
Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity. Quick Link Job Posting Date 05/23/2022 Application Deadline Full Consideration By Job Category Staff Message to Applicants

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