Reporting to DRI's Assistant Controller, the Accountant will perform a variety of professional level accounting duties including preparing, maintaining, analyzing, verifying, and reconciling complex financial transactions, statements, records, and reports. This position will coordinate and supervise various accounting activities including banking, purchasing card program, and cash receipts and will also assist in the preparation of monthly and annual financial statements and audit workpapers for DRI and DRI Research Foundation. This position is expected to provide highly responsible assistance to the Assistant Controller and serve as backup to the Assistant Controller.
A major responsibility of this position will be to manage cardholder accounts via JPMorgan PaymentNet and to monitor the procurement card verification business process in Workday, as well as act as final approval of all transactions. This position is expected to work with the DRI Development office and the Controller to ensure contributions are properly recorded on a daily basis. He or she will also prepare computer loan, payroll clearing, miscellaneous customer invoices, endowment, and other miscellaneous reconciliations on a monthly basis. This individual will be expected to access Bank of America’s Cashpro to deposit checks remotely, initiate wire payments, and pull reports on a daily basis. He or she will also act as the NRAT Program Administrator and will be responsible for staying current on all regulations affecting non-resident alien tax information. This position is located in Reno, Nevada.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with major course work in Accounting
At least 2 years of progressive professional accounting experience
An understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Working knowledge of governmental financial reporting standards
Intermediate skills in Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, and Outlook
Ability to analyze and interpret financial data and prepare financial reports
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, tact and interpersonal skills
Strong analytical thinking skills
Commitment to providing exceptional customer service
Greater consideration will be given to those who possess these skills and attributes:
Knowledge of Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) financial system (Workday) and of the applications: Bank of America Cashpro, Windstar Tax Navigator, Acceptiva, and JPMorgan PaymentNet
Knowledge of federal and state regulations as they pertain to non-resident alien tax documentation standards and processing of accounting transactions
Additional Salary Information: SALARY
Admin Faculty B - DRI salaries are competitive and commensurate with qualifications. This position is eligible for DRI’s Faculty benefits package and relocation assistance.
Internal Number: R0107316
About Desert Research Institute
As the environmental research arm of the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE), Desert Research Institute conducts cutting-edge applied research in land, air and water across Nevada, the United States and on every continent. With more than 500 employees and two main campuses in Reno and Las Vegas, Nevada, DRI genterates $50 million in total annual revenue. DRI's faculty members are untenured, entrepreneurial and responsible for their own salaries from external grants and contracts. This blend of academic rigor and private-sector pragmatism has earned DRI a reputation for delivering rapid, high quality environmental science in businesslike fashion.