Senior Accountant

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Position Details

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Recruitment/Posting Title Senior Accountant
Job Category Staff & Executive
Department Camden School of Nursing
 Rutgers University–Camden is a diverse, research-intensive campus of approximately 7,400 undergraduate and graduate students and 1,100 faculty and staff members located in Camden, N.J., directly across the Delaware River from Philadelphia. The campus thrives with a supportive culture that helps students achieve their goals and fosters collaboration among employees. The university is recognized as a national model for civically engaged urban universities and was selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its Community Engagement classification. Washington Monthly magazine consistently ranks Rutgers University–Camden among its “Best Bang for the Buck” universities and best national research universities. Recently, Rutgers–Camden earned Carnegie classification as an R2 research university. 
Posting Summary
Reports to the Business Manager in the School of Nursing- Camden. This position works under minimal supervision, within established work parameters, with few direct instructions. Analyzes and reviews financial data, prepares financial statements and reports for both internal and external purposes, consistent with an understanding of the mission, vision, role, and goals of the School of Nursing- Camden. Interprets and communicates policies and practices to meet the needs of a diverse client population. Responsible for analyzing data and preparing financial documents and reports. Ensures that business transactions are reasonable, appropriate, and necessary. Performs professional accounting work requiring knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and practices (GAAP) and a solid understanding and application of concepts, theories, principles, practices, regulations, and terminology.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Calculate and post journal entries for month end close
  • Reconcile sub-ledger accounts to the general ledger
  • Approve purchase requisitions and expense reports
  • Create monthly financial reports to be reviewed by the Chancellor’s Office
  • Assist with the quarterly forecast and annual budget creation
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
Work Arrangement
 Consistent with the current application of Rutgers Policy 60.3.22, this position may be eligible for a hybrid work arrangement. 
The flexible work arrangements outlined in Rutgers Policy 60.3.22 are part of a pilot program that is effective September 1, 2022 through August 31, 2023. Therefore, there is no guarantee that this flexible work arrangement will continue beyond that date. Flexible work arrangements are not permanent, are subject to change or cancellation and contingent on the employee receiving approval in the FlexWork@RU Application System. Additional information may be found at
FLSA Exempt
Grade 06
Position Salary Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, within university policy and salary schedules, as well as departmental budgets.
Annual Minimum Salary 67500.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 84097.000
Annual Maximum Salary 100694.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description URA-AFT Administrative
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft
Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to .
Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to
Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP


Minimum Education and Experience
  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience that demonstrates knowledge and understanding of generally accepted accounting principles and practices.
  • Also requires a minimum of five years of relevant experience in a financial/accounting function. 
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Must have excellent communication skills and computer literacy; proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook). 
  • Must be skilled in understanding database structure and have the ability to manipulate data imports and exports for financial reporting and analysis. 
  • Knowledge and experience with journal entries, financial statement preparation, and general accounting concepts are also required.
  • Ability to work independently and to exercise confidentiality and discretion in the operational decision-making process.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working in a higher education environment preferred. 
  • An in-depth understanding of the current Rutgers University Systems: Oracle, PeopleSoft, and Jaggaer preferred. 
  • Strong preference will be given to candidates with knowledge of Tableau, Oracle ERP Cloud, and Oracle Enterprise Budget Planning Cloud software.
Equipment Utilized
Specialized equipment for the incumbent will be in the shape of the software identified above.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Prolonged computer utilization and long periods in sedentary positioning.
Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 23ST0679
Posting Open Date 03/17/2023
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers University-Camden
Home Location Campus Rutgers University-Camden
City Camden
State NJ
Location Details
Camden, NJ 08102

Pre-employment Screenings

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.

Immunization Requirements

Under Policy 60.1.35 Immunization Policy for Rutgers Employees and Prospective Employees , Rutgers University requires all prospective employees to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and have received a booster (where eligible) against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment must provide proof they have received a booster upon eligibility and upload proof of same. Under Policy 100.3.1 Immunization Policy for Covered Individuals , if employment will commence during Flu Season, Rutgers University may require certain prospective employees to provide proof that they are vaccinated against Seasonal Influenza for the current Flu Season, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Additional infection control and safety policies may apply. Prospective employees should speak with their hiring manager to determine which policies apply to the role or position for which they are applying. Failure to provide proof of vaccination for any required vaccines or obtain a medical or religious exemption from the University will result in rescission of a candidate’s offer of employment or disciplinary action up to and including termination.

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address:

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