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Rockefeller University Staff Accountant | Finance Controller's Office in New York, New York

Organization Overview

The Finance Department of the University encompasses the Controller's Office and the Office of Budget,Treasury,and Research Administration. These offices are dedicated to ensuring the integrity of data submitted,recorded,and reported and to providing the highest level of financial services in support of the University's mission in Biomedical Research.


These offices are dedicated to ensuring the integrity of data submitted, recorded, and reported and to providing the highest level of financial services in support of the University's mission in Biomedical Research.


  • Preparing monthly bank reconciliations, clearing all items promptly, and submitting them to the Assistant Controller for review.

  • Obtaining all checks, photocopying all backups, appropriate Oracle coding, inputting the receipts into the Oracle Accounts Receivable system, and preparing a monthly gift log which is updated on a daily/weekly basis to summarize all deposits made. Maintains 3-way reconciliation between the general ledger, development report, and gift log for all development receipts. Assist Grants and Research Administration in recording cash movements and act as a liaison with the Development Office staff in processing matching gift application forms.

  • Prepare monthly account analysis for various asset and liability accounts to ensure the integrity of the balances, maintain detailed schedules, and submit them to the Associate Controller for review. Prepares food service reconciliation and processes payment of invoices.

  • Review all suspense clearing accounts, ensure all items are cleared by the appropriate individuals monthly, and prepare tax schedules for the 990 Form relating to donations received during the year and annuity gift distributions.

  • Monitors billing and account status for health insurance accounts. Issues new accounts and notifies HR as necessary. Responsible for preparing all billing for individuals. The health insurance charges are processed and interfaced into the personal receivable billing sub-ledger. Prepares related journal entries to post to Oracle system. Assists Accounts Receivable Manager with recording and processing monthly retiree health billing. Prepares related monthly reconciliations for all aforementioned activities. Reviews aging report for delinquent accounts and follows up with HR as necessary.

  • Review of health insurance and abandoned property issues, processing returned deposited health insurance checks, recording monthly interest and preparing summary information for the University's trusts accounts, and assisting the quarterly equipment and posting into Oracle Fixed Assets.

  • Reviews water and sewer expenses and prepares related summary analysis.

  • Special projects and analysis as deemed appropriate; other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance and a minimum of two years of accounting or related experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

Must have strong analytical, communication, and organizational skills, and be hands-on, self-starting, disciplined, and detailed-oriented with the ability to work independently. Must have a strong understanding of proper accounting treatment for accounts receivable transactions and other activities. Experience with written and verbal internal and external customer communications, as well as experience with journal entries and general ledger reconciliation, required. Must have a high degree of proficiency with Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.

The Rockefeller University does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service or other non-merit factor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to the characteristics listed above.

The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on various factors, including but not limited to organizational budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The hiring range provided represents The Rockefeller University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Compensation Range: Min

USD $65,000.00/Yr.

Compensation Range: Max

USD $75,000.00/Yr.

Job Locations US-NY-New York

Category Accounting

Position Type Regular Full-Time