Finance/Accounting Specialist - Resource Advancement|Temporary

Job Number
Job Type
Temporary Full-Time
Advancement &Alumni Engagement
ADV: Resource Advancement
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Revenue Cycle & Managed Care
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
Campus Location (For Posting) : Location

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Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.


Needed Immediately - Emory University Alumni Advancement and Engagement Finance team seeks a temporary, full-time Accountant, preferrably with PeopleSoft Financial experience to:

  • Assist the team with general accounting functions, particularly related to payables and travel/expense.
  • Primary responsibilities will be to initiate financial transactions such as travel and expense reports and accounts payable invoices (check requests).
  • May also assist with the submission of journal entries, cell phone orders, running financial reports, and other duties as assigned.

Job Description: 

  • Reviews, monitors and processes a variety of fiscal transactions
  • Reconciles accounts
  • Maintains records
  • Receives and accounts for cash transactions
  • Performs billing
  • Reviews accounts payable transactions for accurate documentation
  • Authorizes and processes payments
  • Performs purchasing functions
  • Develops and monitors budgets and financial reports
  • Assists in budget preparation and compiles information pertaining to budgets, accounts, inventories and other financial operations
  • Enters data onto spread sheets, ledgers, worksheets and/or other forms
  • Responds to inquiries; checks accounting transactions to resolve discrepancies
  • May support research administration activities such as monitoring grant funding and expenditures
  • Performs related responsibilities as required

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Two years college with courses in accounting or business.
  • Two years related experience.
  • An equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience may be used. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two years of accounting experience, particularly in payables and/or travel and expense
  • Experienc in Higher Education or high matrix environments
  • PeopleSoft financials experience (particularly travel and expense)
  • Emory Express or SciQuest procurement platform experience
  • Experience using Microsoft Excel for analyzing data
  • Comfortable running basic financial reports 
  • A self-starter able to work collaboratively as part of a fast-paced team

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