The Financial Professional 3 assists in the management and maintenance of the comprehensive accounting system for the University of Tennessee System. The position serves as a financial accounting systems control expert for the university and assists in the review, design, management, control, and improvement of the general ledger and controlling component of the University’s Financial ERP Software. The Financial Professional 3 is also responsible for assisting with troubleshooting errors occurring in the financial and controlling components of the production client, including interface integration.
The Financial Professional 3 also assists in the management of the monthly and the annual accounting cycle and assists in the overseeing and scheduling of activities making up the monthly closing cycle. Other month-end responsibilities include redistribution of costs and recognition of revenues, detection, and correction of flawed transactions, synchronization of ledgers between modules, and managing and supporting the interface process for general ledger transactions. The position supports the annual accounting cycle in several ways and is also responsible for ad hoc reporting.
A Bachelor's degree in a business-related field with accounting courses is required. A Master's Of Accountancy degree with an emphasis in data management or information management is preferred. Demonstrated use of database systems to solve accounting issues is also required. Active license or in pursuit of a CPA, or other accounting-related professional certifications, are preferred.
Demonstrated quantitative, analytical, and problem-solving skills are required along with high-level knowledge of accounting principles. Additional required skills and qualifications include:
the ability to provide computer system design and use data preparation tools
the ability to learn and perform ERP configuration
the ability to perform computer programming
ability to quickly learn and utilize a variety of software systems
high-level of knowledge and ability to use spreadsheet and database software
excellent interpersonal communication skills
sensitivity to cultural diversity and the ability to communicate and interact effectively with teams and individuals of all ages and backgrounds
Knowledge of database software programs for data preparation/extract and data analytics such as Monarch, SQL, EZ Morph, Alteryx, Tableau, and Power BI is preferred.
The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.
Internal Number: 21000000SL
About The University of Tennessee System
The University of Tennessee System is Tennessee’s land-grand university with campuses at Knoxville, Chattanooga and Martin; the Health Science Center at Memphis; the Space Institute at Tullahoma; the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Institute for Public Service. UT Knoxville is the state’s preeminent public research university and the system’s flagship campus. The UT System has a presence in each of the state’s 95 counties. Through the combined force of its education, research and outreach, the University serves students, business and industry, schools, governments, organizations and citizens throughout Tennessee.