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Accounting Specialist

Company: Northwestern University
Location: Evanston
Posted on: May 19, 2023

Job Description:

Department:MCC Materials Science & Engg

About McCormick:

Northwestern University's McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science is redefining engineering education and research through its pioneering Whole-Brain Engineering philosophy, integrating the elements of left-brain thinking analysis, logic, synthesis, and math with the kind of high-level right-brain thinking that fosters intuition, metaphorical thought, and creative problem solving. Augmenting the analytical core of engineering with substantial initiatives in design, entrepreneurship, leadership and personal development, and unusual collaborations that span disciplines, Northwestern Engineering students and faculty are prepared to take the world in a whole new direction.

Northwestern Engineering comprises more than 1,800 undergraduate students, 2,000 graduate students, 190 faculty members across nine academic departments and varied programs, centers, and institutes. Northwestern Engineering staff members support innovative academic programs, an intellectual footprint that deepens the frontiers of knowledge, partnerships that catalyze education and research, and a diverse culture that embraces different viewpoints and ideas.

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.Responsibilities

  • Maintains, compiles & reviews data within spreadsheets &/or databases.
  • Completes standard reconciliation procedures.
  • Completes functions/tasks associated with the annual budget open/close processes.Analysis, Statements & Reporting:
    • Performs data entry in spreadsheets &/or databases. Transactions:
      • 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.
      • Enters information into database.Administration:
        • 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.Training:
          • Assists with training of new staff membersMinimum Qualifications
            • High school diploma or the equivalent.
            • 2 years accounting &/or bookkeeping or other relevant experience.Northwestern requires all staff and faculty to be vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to limited exceptions. For more information, please visit ourCOVID-19 and Campus Updates website.

              The Northwestern campus sits on the traditional homelands of the people of the Council of Three Fires, the Ojibwe, Potawatomi, and Odawa as well as the Menominee, Miami and Ho-Chunk nations. We acknowledge and honor the original people of the land upon which Northwestern University stands, and the Native people who remain on this land today.

              Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Click for information on EEO is the Law.


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Keywords: Northwestern University, Evanston , Accounting Specialist, Accounting, Auditing , Evanston, Illinois

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