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Supervising Accountant

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Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Supervising Accountant
Job Category Staff & Executive - Finance/Accounting/Purchasing
Department CINJ-Finance

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Vision,

Mission, and Core Values:
Our vision is to be a statewide, national and world leader of scientific discovery, transdisciplinary engagement, translation, patient care and education that improves outcomes for cancer patients and populations. We will accomplish this by conducting innovative basic, clinical and population research and cutting-edge patient-centered care that expands our understanding of the etiology and biology of cancer; facilitates the rapid translation of laboratory-based discoveries into human studies; develops new approaches and interventions for cancer prevention that decrease cancer incidence and mortality; and develops new and better therapies to decrease suffering and mortality from cancer.

Core Values:
Curiosity and Discovery, Integrity, Collaboration, Respect and Caring, Perseverance.

Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Supervising Accountant for the Finance department at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. The primary purpose of the Supervising Accountant is to support the Business Manager-Budget, in developing and implementing the CINJ budget. The responsibilities include: data research and analysis, fiscal review of transactions, projections, variance analyses, distribution of regular reports to CINJ units, as well as tracking of CINJ internal and external commitments.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:
• Maintains CINJ’s chart of accounts and supervision of analysts.
• Oversees the performance of periodic budget-to-actual variance reports for all expenditures.
• Works with the Budget Manager to ensure reporting schedules are distributed to the units on a regular basis.
• Supervises the processing of new chart of accounts, along with identifying and correcting inadequate codes.
• Tracks out-of-cycle unbudgeted commitments and develops a remediation plan as guided by the Business Manager.
• Assists the Business Manager with financial forecasting projections in support of successful presentations to various boards and committees.
• Supervises the expenditure tracking activity of Executive’s awarded funding, which includes the Associate Director’s and the CINJ Director funds.
• Performs analytical review, which may include staffing ratios, benchmarking, and the research of Rutgers RCM allocations.
• Supervises the development of business plans.
• Works with other Finance staff for development of potential grant awards.

Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
FLSA Exempt
Grade 27S
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 64349.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 78715.000
Annual Maximum Salary 93082.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description CWA, Local 1031
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

• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or a related field; plus four (4) years of related responsible experience in financial accounting/budgeting, administration and control.
• Equivalent education, experience and/or training may be substituted for the degree requirement.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• The ability to maintain confidentiality.
• Must be computer literate with proficiency and working knowledge of financial database systems and reporting tools such as Microsoft Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint.
• Effective oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience in a health care/academic environment.
• Outstanding human relations and leadership skills, the ability to function in a team environment and demonstrated knowledge of how to accomplish superior performance in a unionized environment.

Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Standing, sitting, walking, talking and hearing. No special vision requirements. Lifting up to 25lbs.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Office environment. Moderate noise.

Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 17ST3206
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Downtown New Brunswick
Location Details

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
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application