Financial Analyst

University of North Texas System

Denton, TX

ID: 7067158
Posted: June 23, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Department Summary
The UNT System Business Service Center (BSC) is home to several of the university system’s shared and central services, including the Controllership. The BSC service groups provide all accounting, reporting, purchasing and business-service focused operations for all of the University of North Texas System component institutions. Areas of responsibility for these shared and central services include Payroll, Financial Accounting & Reporting, Accounts Payable, and Procurement, among others. The University of North Texas System is comprised of: the University of North Texas (located in Denton), the University of North Texas Health Science Center (in Fort Worth), the University of North Texas at Dallas, and the University of North Texas System (downtown Dallas).

This position is located at the Business Service Center at Woodhill Square, just south of our flagship campus in Denton.

Position Overview
Under the general direction of the Assistant Director of General Accounting, oversees commitment accounting for all monthly, semimonthly, hourly, and supplemental payrolls for the four institutions (UNT, System, Dallas, & HSC); ensures proper reporting to the state for HR and financial data, oversees EFT releases, performs reallocation of funds; serves as a POC for unclaimed property; acts as a functional expert.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance or a related field related field and three years of accounting experience; or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training and experience. The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are required:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Knowledge of financial analyses and examination procedures for regulated entities, of financial and industry terminology and practices, and of statistical analysis.
• Skill in computer operations, in applicable software, and in data modeling.
• Ability to perform and interpret numerical analyses; interpret statutes;
• Ability to analyze, evaluate, and summarize financial and management records for accuracy and conformance to procedures, rules, and regulations
• Ability to prepare reports and correspondence regarding findings;
• Skill in using office computer information systems to organize, store, manipulate and retrieve data.
• Effective communications skills both orally and in writing.
• Critical thinking skills.
• Ability to plan, organize and effectively manage multiple assignments.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
• Ability to work in a fast paced environment, with frequently changing priorities.
• Focused on providing a high level of customer service and follow-through.

Preferred Qualifications
*Knowledge of principles and procedures of general and governmental accounting as applicable to processing of payroll

*Working knowledge of University payroll processing

*Working knowledge of the State of Texas

*Working knowledge of PeopleSoft

Required License / Registration / Certification
Work Schedule
Mon – Fri; 8 am to 5 pm; overtime as needed

Driving University Vehicle No
Security Sensitive This is a security sensitive position
EEO Statement
The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Classification Title Financial Analyst
Physical Requirements Carrying, Pulling , Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Standing, Walking, Writing, Grasp, Talk or Hear, Lifting up to 10 pounds
Job Duties
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Commitment Accounting:

*Distributes actual earnings, employer deductions, and employer taxes from PeopleSoft across the funding sources established in the Funding Entry Page/Department Budget Table to create expense distribution/accounting lines.
*Ensures all funding sources distributed to payroll expenses during Actuals Distribution are valid chart strings.
*Applies the appropriate payroll split between work study and departmental funding sources for work study eligible earnings expense transactions.
*Prepares transactions (e.g. actual expenses & liabilities, encumbrance liquidations) to be published to the General Ledger.
*Run audit reports for payroll and configuration data and identify any errors that could be encountered when the Actuals Distribution or Actuals GL Interface processes are executed.
*Create AP Voucher for individuals or companies to generate payments corresponding to the deduction summary report
*Serve as a POC for all GL entry questions for financial reporting
*Performs salary cost transfer of payroll expenses from one chart string to another

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Reporting:

*Assemble reporting requirements for HRIS compliance reporting for payroll financials and personnel information to the state for all four institutions (UNT, System, Dallas, & HSC); analyze error reports from HRIS.
*Gather and analyze data for TRS (Teacher Retirement System) compliance reporting monthly; correct errors found in reporting with appropriate parties and source data systems.
*Gather and certify TRS forms for the state.

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Special Projects, Other Duties as Assigned:

*Review and report unclaimed payroll property to each of the institutions (UNT, System, Dallas, & HSC); serve as the contact for employees on unclaimed property.
*Assist supervisor with other duties that are assigned.
*System testing for PeopleSoft post confirm processes.
*Creates EFT files for bank transmission for each of the payroll cycles (monthly, semimonthly, hourly, and supplemental payrolls).
*Places stop payments on payroll checks.
*Works with Accountants on ACH reversals and cancellations for the GL



 

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