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Accounting Manager II
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
Date Posted 05/10/2022
Admin-Business And Financial Management
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Details
Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Accounting Manager II
Job Category Staff & Executive - Finance/Accounting/Purchasing
Department School of Engn, Dean's Office
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766 and celebrated a milestone 250th anniversary in 2016, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. More than 70,800 students and 27,000 faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world.
Rutgers University–New Brunswick took root over 250 years ago. We are the state’s most comprehensive intellectual resource—the flagship campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, as designated by the Association of American Universities. We are the region’s most high-profile public research institution and a leading national research center with a global impact.
Posting Summary
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking an Accounting Manager II for the School of Engineering – Dean’s Office. Reporting to the Senior Director for Business Administration, this position is responsible for the management and supervision of daily accounting operations and financial reporting for the School of Engineering. This position will perform professional work requiring specialized knowledge in one or general knowledge in several fields of accounting/finance, and a solid understanding and application of concepts, theories, principles, practices, regulations, terminology, and applied bases in an area of specialization to support the academic and research operation of the school.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Provides resolutions to a diverse range of problems consistent with an understanding of the mission, vision, role, and goals of the business unit and consistent with a comprehensive understanding of accounting in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), applicable regulations, and university policies and procedures.
  • Provides full oversight of sponsored and non-sponsored projects for the School of Engineering.
  • Provides independent accounting and budgeting support to non-sponsored and externally sponsored projects that includes but is not limited to full project reconciliation.
  • Ensures the accurate and timely creation of project accounts; processing of financial transactions; review and approval of purchasing in accordance with approved budgets; closes sponsored and non-sponsored projects in a timely matter.
  • Provides professional, prompt, and courteous service by resolving or directing staff members to resolve financial issues.
  • Analyzes and reviews financial data, prepares financial reports for both internal and external purposes.
  • Reviews and assists in preparing quarterly financial forecasts and development of supporting documents to related assumptions.
  • Ensures efficient and effective accounting operations and communication and flow of financial information to SoE’s academic departments and affiliated centers.
  • Ensures security of funds received and disbursed and tracks timely deposits/disbursements.
  • Advises and assists in preparation of operational budgets and/or miscellaneous funds as assigned.
  • Serves as the back-up for the Senior Director Business Administration as needed and performs other duties and tasks related to the financial reporting of the School of Engineering as assigned.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Day
FLSA Exempt
Grade 07
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 81752.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 103477.000
Annual Maximum Salary 125202.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description Admin Assembly (MPSC)
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft
Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview .
Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to https://finance.rutgers.edu/healthcare-risk/insurance/postdoctoral-health-insurance.
COVID-19 Immunization Requirement
Under Policy 60.1.35 , 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.  Prospective employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment must provide proof they have received a booster within two weeks (14 calendar days) of eligibility .  Based on current guidance, individuals are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of any COVID-19 vaccine authorized or approved for use in the United States by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Eligibility for a booster against COVID-19 varies and is explained on the University’s web site located at https://coronavirus.rutgers.edu/covid-19-vaccine .  Failure to provide proof of primary vaccination and booster will result in rescission of a prospective employee’s offer of employment and/or disciplinary action up to and including termination.
Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP


Minimum Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience that demonstrates comprehensive knowledge and understanding of generally accepted accounting principles and practices.
  • A minimum of five years of relevant grant accounting experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously and a professional/courteous manner when working with both internal and external constituents.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills that allow for interpretation of budgetary, financial, and related management information.
  • Excellent computer skills and experience using spreadsheet, charting, and other software tools, such as Microsoft Word, Excel (pivot tables), Access, PowerPoint, Tableau.
  • Excellent attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to present and clearly articulate analytical results and findings to a diverse set of people with varying skill sets.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and discretion, especially with regards to sensitive or confidential financial or organizational matters.
  • Ability to interact and work effectively with diverse faculty, administrators, research staff, and SoE’s senior management.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration.
Equipment Utilized
  • Microsoft Word, Excel (pivot tables), Access, PowerPoint, Tableau
Physical Demands and Work Environment
  • Ability to spend long periods of time on computer.
Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 22ST1599
Posting Open Date 05/09/2022
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus Busch (RU-New Brunswick)
Location Details
Piscataway, NJ

Pre-employment Screenings

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

Infection Control and Safety

This position is subject to all Rutgers University policies, including TB surveillance and other infection control and safety policies. Please review the Tuberculosis Surveillance Policy for additional information.

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: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement

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