The Staff Accountant is a non-exempt, full-time staff position which assists management within the department of Financial Services.
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or other Financial emphasis. Minimum 3 years experience as a staff accountant (or equivalent) with a heavy emphasis on account reconciliation, preparing journal entries, and research and resolution of large volume of transactions and resolving discrepancies. Comfortable with data and analysis.
Current working knowledge of developments and trends in accounting best practices.
Understanding of relevant rules and regulations governing accounting practices.
Familiarity with diverse financial functions, including Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and e-Commerce, etc.
General Job Requirements: Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize workload in order to meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Ability to use applicable information technology and systems to meet work needs.
Computer skills in the use of Microsoft Office Suite applications with an intermediate level of Excel skills.
Ability to learn and understand relevant Chapman policies and procedures, and apply them for work.
Ability to work independently as well as within a team.
Meticulous attention to details and accurate record keeping.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral, with a diverse group of individuals at all organizational levels, both inside and outside the University.
Experience in using and running queries from PeopleSoft Finance, Campus Solutions or HCM modules.
Proficiency in using PeopleSoft Finance modules.
Familiarity in reconciling online payment accounting processes and procedures as well participation in account setup, testing and integration activities.
The offer of employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion and outcomes of a criminal background screening, and returning to the Office of Human Resources a signed original acceptance of the Chapman University Agreement to Arbitrate.
Internal Number: 18321
About Chapman University
Chapman University is one of California's oldest and most respected private universities, offering distinguished undergraduate and graduate degrees in the context of a liberal arts and sciences university. For more than 150 years, Chapman University has served as a symbol of educational access and excellence in the state of California. Founded as Hesperian College in 1861 in Woodland, California by members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), we admitted men and women and people of color from our earliest days. Endowed by the Valencia orange magnate Charles Clarke Chapman, the institution changed its name to Chapman College in 1934, and by 1954 had moved to the former campus of Orange Union High School in Orange, California. The college again extended higher educational access when it began offering classes to military personnel at El Toro Marine Base.In 1965, Chapman took undergraduate education to the high seas when it began running World Campus Afloat, the program that would eventually become Semester at Sea, a tradition that continues at Chapman through our world-wide study abroad programs.Since our founding, Chapman has grown into a highly regarded university that at...tracts high-achieving undergraduate and graduate students from all over the United States, and more than 60 nations around the world.Our mission statement: To provide personalized education of distinction that leads to inquiring, ethical and productive lives as global citizens.