Accounting Assistant II

The State University of New Jersey,Rutgers

Piscataway, NJ

ID: 7056675
Posted: March 29, 2019

Job Description

The core purpose of the Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) is to advance Rutgers preeminence in research and spur economic growth. ORED provides services university wide to support the faculty’s research and strategically leads the university’s economic development activities. ORED’s functions range from supporting the identification of new research funding opportunities and submission of grants proposals to post-award financial management and research regulatory affairs. The office directs research commercialization, including patenting and licensing, and serves as a central point for industry access.

Posting Summary
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking an Accounting Assistant II for the Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED). As part of ORED, the Accounting Assistant II processes customer payment activities, including receiving customer payments and electronic remittance advice, performing cash handling activities, processing customer payments and applying payments to sponsored projects as well as creating check requests.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:
• Resolves issues with accounts receivable balances, thoroughly investigates any account discrepancies by obtaining information from departments and sponsors.
• Prepares account receivable aging reports, monitors and analyzes accounts receivable balances, including creating reports that track payments and revenue received from customers.
• Manages collections from sponsors by evaluating payment plans, payment history and, if need be, contacts a sponsor collections department to receive payment.
• Works closely with the Letter of Credit supervisor and the grant analysts/accountants to maintain a working relationship with sponsor contacts responding to requests of unpaid receivables and payment of expenditures and events in the Financial Management System.
• Assists with audits on an as needed basis.


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