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Under the supervision of the Director of Finance & HR the Senior Accountant is responsible for recording and analyzing revenue, processing payroll, and a range of functions in support of the overall operations of the Finance Department. The Senior Accountant also provides expense review for budget managers at the Hammer Museum.
The Senior Accountant performs monthly and quarterly close activities, reconciles various accounts, analyzes data, and prepares financial reports as needed. The Senior Accountant works closely with the Development department to record revenue, and reconcile contribution receivable accounts. The Senior Accountant also assists the Director of Finance & HR with budget management by providing monthly reports to budget managers and answering questions related to the reports.
The Senior Accountant manages biweekly and monthly timesheet and payroll processing for all Museum employees; retroactive salary adjustments; payroll expense transfers; rush payments; and all other transactions relating to employee pay. The Senior Accountant works in conjunction with Museum Human Resources staff and department supervisors to research, resolve, and correct payroll discrepancies and errors.
The Senior Accountant reviews and processes all employee travel and business expenses on an accurate and timely basis and in accordance with Museum and University policies; provides training, guidance, and assistance to staff regarding Museum and University policies and procedures; and performs administrative responsibilities related to the Finance Department.
The incumbent must be able to independently set priorities and complete all responsibilities according to deadline schedules, manuals, and departmental and campus guidelines, which are based on established policies and procedures. This function requires a high level of judgment and analytical ability with a high level of accountability to maintain data integrity in all payroll and finance actions.