The cross functional operations analyst assists the university controller and their designee with their operational and financial management responsibilities, as well as support the confidential and sensitive tasks and projects of the accounting and payroll department. This position is required to contribute advanced technical accounting skills as well as the technological understanding and knowledge necessary to meet the current and future responsibilities of the department’s duties, mission and requirements of the State Comptroller’s office. The cross functional operations analyst must exercise independent judgment, be flexible and able to anticipate changes in their work roles and within the department and adapt to fulfill the demands of its operations.
A bachelor's degree with a major in accounting or finance or a bachelor's degree with relevant work experience
Minimum of five to eight years of full-time, professional, progressive experience in accounting
Experience in applying generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), financial accounting theory, practice and experience
Experience querying and extracting data, independently and accurately, from relational databases for multiple business purposes and converting data to functional report formats, and drawing conclusions
Strong preference for experience within a complex and large public higher education or non-profit organization, experience with governmental accounting standards (GASB)
Knowledge and understanding of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts reporting system (MMARS) and state appropriations
Proficiency using SQL query reporting utilities and tools
Knowledge and proficiency of PeopleSoft and/or Oracle
Possess superior organizational and communication skills
Ability to locate, verify, analyze and interpret the sufficiency and accuracy of accounting information and present detailed data in a meaningful and succinct manner
Advanced proficiency using Microsoft Office suite such as Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access
Salem State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities.
Office activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and interaction with computer equipment; occasional bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 5-10 pounds.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please apply online and attach resume and cover letter.
Employment is contingent upon a completed background and CORI check satisfactory to the university. Internal candidates are not subject to background check.
Salem State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.
Internal Number: 2019-2296
About Salem State University
Salem State University, located just 15 miles north of Boston, is one of the largest state universities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and an important partner in the economic, cultural and intellectual vitality of the greater north-of-Boston region. Situated in the historic seacoast town of Salem, Massachusetts, Salem State provides a diverse community of learners a high quality, student-centered education; one that prepares them to contribute responsibly and creatively to a global society.