Professional Accountant 1 - 526924

FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY   Miami, FL   Full-time     Accounting
Posted on November 3, 2022
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Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a R1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity and recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers 196 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, computer science, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes almost $9 billion each year to the local economy. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU’s Medina Aquarius Program houses the Aquarius Reef Base, a unique underwater research facility in the Florida Keys. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit


Professional Accountant 1 - 526924


Job Summary:

Supports the goals and objectives of the Office of the Controller by assisting with reconciliations and reviews and provides assistance with the month-end, quater-end and year-end close processes. Prepares accounting transactions as needed.

  • Reconciles and maintains various accounts monthly as assigned. Reconciles accounts, records, reports and journals as assigned.
  • Assists in the month-end and quarter-end close process, including journal entry preparation, variance analysis, and reconciliation preparation/completion as assigned.
  • Prepares journal entries and reconciles general ledger and subsidiary accounts as assigned. Prepares financial and/or auditor statements, schedules and reports as assigned.
  • Calculates and prepares reimbursement billings as assigned. Reviews and verifies accuracy of data.
  • Maintains accounting records for special accounts and projects. Assists with special projects as assigned.
  • Maintains accurate financial records and prepares clear and accurate reports for informational, auditing and operational use.
  • May serve as a liaison to the University community for specialized issues as assigned. Serves as a backup in the University's disbursement's area as needed.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or directed. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.


Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in an area of specialization and 6 credits in Accounting and one (1) year of accounting-related experience.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Previous working experience using PeopleSoft.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including Excel, Outlook & PowerPoint.


Job Category:  Administrative


Advertised Salary: $43,000 - $46,000

Work Schedule:

  • Begin time: 8:30 AM
  • End time: 5:00 PM


Working Condition(s):

  • Required to spend 50% or more of time operating a computer


Pre-Employment Requirements:

  • Criminal Background Check
  • Fingerprinting Check

Other Information:

  • Ability to work flexible hours as needed.


For further information or to apply, please visit and reference Job Opening ID # 526924


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