The Global Accountant contributes to the international dimension of The Ohio State University by ensuring timely, accurate, and complete financial information for reporting, decision-making, and stewardship accountability for education abroad, international students and scholars, academic programs and global innovations. As a member of business operations, performs daily front-end accounting activities, including but not limited to entering journals, validating information, and problem solving in a continuously evolving global environment.
This position ensures appropriate recording of revenues processed via credit cards, interdepartmental billings, wire transfers, and cash deposits generated by program activities. Performs accounts receivable reconciliation, investigates any discrepancies or missing items, escalates issues, and ensures timely corrections. Works closely with Ohio State Accounts Payable, Financial Services, the Bursar's Office, Collections, and other stakeholders. Uses multiple enterprise, third party, and local systems, such as Workday, Oracle/PeopleSoft, Terra Dotta, Sunapsis, CVent, Cybersource, and Microsoft Excel to pull and reconcile high volume of data in a dynamic environment. Works close with information technology team to build necessary interfaces and queries.
Works closely with the Fiscal and HR teams to ensure correct accounting for expenses processed via payroll, procurement card, interdepartmental billing, wire transfer, and other mechanisms. Supports managerial and cost accounting by preparing a wide variety of standard and ad hoc reports.
Works closely with the fiscal team for successful completion of fiscal period closes. Supports audits, internal controls, and continuous quality improvement in financial stewardship. Supports ad hoc special projects as assigned.
This role reports to the fiscal officer and works closely with internal and external auditors, in-house global operations business managers and other local stakeholders such as business and finance, legal affairs, compliance and integrity and information technology.
The ideal candidate is expected to have a solid foundation in accounting, possess excellent problem solving skills, ability to understand and work with the complexities of global accounting and fund accounting, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to function proficiently with varying day-to-day volume.
Additional Information for Applicants::
A resume and cover letter are required for full consideration.
Bachelor degree in Accounting or related degree with specialization in accounting, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; two years of related experience; experience with accounting software such as PeopleSoft/Workday; strong math skills; attention to detail; ability to handle multiple projects while maintaining accuracy; proficient with Microsoft Office products; excellent record-keeping skills; high level analytical abilities and excellent verbal and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with diverse populations; ability to work well in a collaborative and dynamic environment.
Master's degree in Accounting; CPA certification; 1-3 years of experience in international accounting experience, working with University or not-for-profit fund accounting; experience working on the accounting of foreign subsidiaries; knowledge and understanding of Ohio State business principles, policies, and procedures.
Target Salary: $21.64 - $24.04 Hourly
Job Category: Administrative and Professional
Job Appointment (FTE%):
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status.
The Ohio State University is a dynamic community of diverse resources, where opportunity thrives and where individuals transform themselves and the world. Founded in 1870, Ohio State is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 63,000 students (including 57,000 in Columbus), the Wexner Medical Center, 14 colleges, 80 centers and 175 majors, the university offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences and the professions.