Accountant (Job Opening 415505) at Ohio State University Medical Center – Columbus, OH position summary is performed basic to moderately complex accounting activities in accordance with accounting principles and standards to control the organization’s financial resources and ensure that it complies with all relevant regulations, laws, and reporting requirements. Reconcile accounts, post journal entries, and maintain a complete and accurate general ledger in accordance with accounting principles and reporting schedules so that the organization has a full and accurate statement of its financial position. Collect, compile, verify, and analyze financial information and assist in the preparation of financial reports and accounting statements so that senior management has accurate and timely information for making financial decisions.
These reports may include profit and loss statements, balance sheets, depreciation statements, cash flow, debtor and creditor lists, repayment schedules, regulatory reports, and filings. The position is the primary point of focus for the incorporation of transactions and transactional processes into the general ledger or some other accounting and/or reporting system and serves as a liaison between department leadership. May provide technical accounting advice for functional or operational areas managers to help them develop revenue and expense budgets, understand financial reports, and manage their financial responsibilities.
Education and experience in the Accountant Job
- Bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field with 0-2 years of experience.
- Strong computer skills including knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint, and Access with a fundamental understanding of database and reporting tools.
- Requires fundamental GAAP accounting knowledge, strong computer skills, learning presentation and communication skills, and follows through on assignments and projects through completion.
- Must possess analytical and problem-solving skills and demonstrate the ability to work both independently and in a team environment and take initiative for process improvement.
- Must demonstrate the ability to ensure quality in their own work and develop strategies to assure presentations.
About Ohio State University
Keeping an eye on Buckeye Staters’ education is The Ohio State University (OSU). The school has an enrollment of about 64,000 students at its flagship Columbus campus, making it the nation’s second-largest university in terms of enrollment, after Arizona State University. OSU also has four regional campuses and two agricultural institutes. Its 6,000 faculty members offer instruction in some 170 undergraduate and about 250 graduate programs, with a student-teacher ratio of 19:1. The colleges and schools range from the Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture to the College of Medicine and Public Health to the Fisher College of Business. OSU was established in 1870 as Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College.
Ohio State University has campuses in Columbus, Lima, Mansfield, Marion, and Newark. It has two agricultural centers in Wooster and a freshwater biological field station (the Franz Theodore Stone Laboratory) on Gibraltar Island in Put-in-Bay Harbor on Lake Erie. The school also operates The Ohio State University Medical Center.
The university has enjoyed an upward trend in revenue during recent fiscal years. The trend is a direct result of increases in tuition fees and undergraduate enrollments.
The school has an endowment of about $1.9 billion. It has annual research expenditures of more than $700 million. Its research efforts are focused on global climate change, cancer, infectious disease, advanced materials, and ag-bio products.
OSU invested about $1 billion in its Medical Center expansion project in recent years. The university typically invests an average of around $300-$400 million each year in capital expenditures in improving its teaching and facilities.
Noteworthy university alumni include astronaut Nancy Sherlock Currie, golfer Jack Nicklaus, author John Jakes, and Olympian Jesse Owens.
Job Title Accountant
Location Shared Services
Department Financial Services
Salary Range Min $47,500.00
Salary Range Max $66,500.00
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