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Accounting Specialist

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Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Accounting Specialist
Job Category Staff & Executive - Finance/Accounting/Purchasing
Department EOHSI

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766 and celebrating a milestone 250th anniversary in 2016, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. More than 67,000 students and 22,000 faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world.
Rutgers University–New Brunswick took root more than 250 years ago. We are the state’s most comprehensive intellectual resource—the flagship campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, as designated by the Association of American Universities. We are the region’s most high-profile public research institution and a leading national research center with a global impact.

Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking Accounting Specialist to provide support to the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute (EOHSI). Under general supervision of the EOHSI Business Manager, this position develops, prepares and tracks budgets for grant and contract submissions and awards for their assigned divisions of EOHSI. The Accounting Specialist provides budget updates, projections and analyses to EOHSI Principal Investigators on awarded projects. The key duties of this position are the following:

• Analyzes data and prepares financial documents and reports for internal and external purposes for various EOHSI projects.
• Oversees the annual operating budget for the Rutgers CounterACT Center of Excellence and associated sub-awards and sub-contracts.
• Develops, prepares and tracks budgets for awarded EOHSI grants and contracts providing updates, income and spending projections and analyses to Principal Investigators on a monthly basis.
• Works closely with EOHSI Principal Investigators to develop draft and final budgets for inclusion in extramural research grant submissions using budget formats and templates required by federal and state granting agencies.
• Interprets and applies university financial policies, state and federal legislation and granting agency rules and regulations.
• Maintains all salary source allocations for awarded research grants and contracts assigned to the Accounting Specialist.
• Participates in budget preparation for special projects on an as needed basis.
• Delivers timely and accurate grant and contract financial reports including spending trend analysis using Oracle-based on-line systems.
• Performs various other tasks and duties as assigned to support the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute (EOHSI).

Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Day
FLSA Exempt
Grade 05
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 52557.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 65441.500
Annual Maximum Salary 78326.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description URA-AFT Administrative
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft

Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at:

Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP


Minimum Education and Experience

• Requires a Bachelor’s degree in in accounting, finance, business administration, or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience that demonstrates knowledge and understanding of generally accepted accounting principles and practices.
• Also requires a minimum of two years relevant experience in a financial/accounting function.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Strong communication skills are required.
• Experience with financial computer programs and a thorough knowledge of Excel is required.
• Ability to work as part of a team and the understanding of biomedical research administration is a plus.

Preferred Qualifications

• Ability to work as part of a team and the understanding of biomedical research administration is a plus.

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Physical Demands and Work Environment
Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 17ST2809
Posting Open Date 08/04/2017
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus Busch (RU-New Brunswick)
Location Details EOHSI building

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address:

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents
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