This is a professional-level, senior financial position which oversees and participates in processing complex accounting transactions, develops financial estimates and work-in-progress (variance) reports for the capital construction projects, prepares financial statements, develops and maintains a complete set of financial records, performs other statistical and financial responsibilities for the University community, and has oversight responsibilities of the work order system software.
- Provide complex financial recordkeeping and monthly progress reports for the capital construction projects for project managers and upper management officials of CWU. - Responsible for assembling, processing, reviewing, and submission of applications for payment for multiple construction and other projects. Responsible to reconcile the transactions to the central financial system. - Manage the retainage accounts for the construction projects including reconciling and confirming the account balances at banking institutions or bonding agencies. - Close out construction projects with the applicable regulatory agencies including Labor & Industries, Employment Security, Department of Revenue, and other applicable agencies and CWU boards, committees, etc. - Analyze project financial performance against budgets and available funds and communicate timely information to project managers and collaborate with them for strategies. - Biennially close out the capital accounts from the central financial system and reconcile these close-outs with OFM (Office of Financial Management (State of Washington)) appropriations. - Review the capital accounts to assure that expenditures are accurate and that budgeted amounts comply with the applicable legislative actions. - Prepare periodic financial statements and periodic reports of revenue and expense performance, asset balances, cash balances, and other statements that contribute to a complete accounting of the organization unit. - Review and post journal entries for disbursements, receipts and adjustments. - Monitor inter-fund transfers and adjustments and encumbrances in the general ledger, assuring that transactions comply with established policies, rules, and practices - Represent the financial needs of FMD at the FMS (central financial system) stakeholders meetings and other applicable meetings, including testing of journal voucher and purchase order processing, and other financial processes for FMS upgrades. - Prepare budget changes for the capital and maintenance accounts. - Maintain the interface specifications and post the subsidiary ledgers of FMD (Work Order System, Motor Pool, Stores, Mail Services, etc.) to the central financial system. - Analyze financial transactions that post, and if problems occur, propose alternative solutions. - Test and implement user upgrades to the work order, motor pool, and mail automated, subsidiary systems. - Develop training manuals and assist in training users of the work order system, motor pool, and mail services systems. - Other duties as assigned
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or closely related field and three years of professional experience; OR an equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.
Demonstrated excellent analytical skills
Demonstrated proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access) and enterprise database systems.
Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills.
Masters in Accounting, Finance or closely related field.
Licensure as a Certified Public Accountant or Certified Governmental Accountant
Construction or trades-related/maintenance accounting experience
Experience in higher education or government relating to accounting, budgeting/planning, and financial reporting.
GAAP/GASB financial statement preparation experience in higher education
Experience with PeopleSoft enterprise systems
Advanced skills in Microsoft Office software
Information technology experience in analyzing and maintaining computer software applications.
Accountability/Dependability: Accepts responsibility for quality of own work; acknowledges and corrects mistakes. Shows up on time, meets standards, deadlines and work schedules.
Judgement: Makes timely, informed decisions. Analyzes options and determines appropriate course of action.
Teamwork: Promotes cooperation and mutual support to achieve goals. Encourages participation and mutual support.
Adaptability/Flexibility: Responds positively to changing business needs and responsibilities. Adapts approach and methods to achieve results; recovers quickly from setbacks and finds alternatives.
Commitment to Diversity: Recognizes the value of diversity and helps create environment that supports and embraces diversity.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
Salary: $3612/month with periodic increases up to $4737/month
Working Conditions: Work is performed in an indoor office setting with frequent in-person interactions. It is essential to be able to remain at a desk/computer work station for prolonged periods of time, perform extensive data entry and other computer-related tasks and create/maintain filing systems for departmental records. Occasionally the work may be outdoors or in a warehouse setting in hot, cold, and windy and dusty conditions. Some evening or weekend work and/or occasional travel may be required.
Benefits : CWU offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental insurance, retirement and optional savings plans, life and disability insurance, along with vacation and sick leave plans depending on employment classification. For additional information please visit: http://www.cwu.edu/hr/benefits-0
How To Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application and attach:
A detailed cover letter clearly demonstrating how your education and experience: (a) meet the required (and, as applicable, preferred) qualifications, and (b) demonstrate the ability to perform the responsibilities as described by the posting;
Resume including work history, education, training; and
Contact information for three professional references.
Screening Begins: April 24, 2018
**Priority will be given to applications received by the screening date. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Please contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-963-1202 if you require technical assistance with the on-line application process.
Conditions of Employment
Prior to employment, final candidate(s) will be required to submit to a background check. All information obtained through background investigations will be strictly confidential and revealed only to those required to have access.
Located in historic Ellensburg, Washington, Central Washington University is a public four-year university. Home to over 10,000 students, Central has a commitment to hands-on learning and discovery, which takes students beyond the limits of the classroom and books. Central prepares students to become well-educated citizens who are ready for high-demand careers in the workforce and offers over 150 undergraduate majors as well as graduate studies programs and research. To prepare and enable students to succeed in a global economy, Central partners with over 30 colleges and universities around the world.CWU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Title IX/Veteran/Disability Employer.