Professional Accountant 3 - Job ID: 526932

FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY   Miami, FL   Full-time     Accounting
Posted on May 26, 2022
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Professional Accountant 3 – Job ID: 526932

Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a R1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity and recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers 196 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, computer science, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes almost $9 billion each year to the local economy. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU’s Medina Aquarius Program houses the Aquarius Reef Base, a unique underwater research facility in the Florida Keys. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit


Job Summary

Supports the goals and objectives of the Office of Controller by developing and implementing procedures to improve compliance with institutional and Federal/State regulations as it relates to accounting practices for the University.  Prepares and reviews reconciliations and journal entries.  Analyzes, balances and research financial data discrepancies.


Identifies problem areas with the insight to recognize potential areas of non-compliance and makes recommendations for policies and procedures and actively seek to build, improve, and adapt methods and directives to enhance and promote University compliance while supporting the University's initiatives.

Prepares and reviews reconciliations of accounts and subledgers, journal entries, supporting schedules and other work papers, as well as analyzes balances and research discrepancies in financial data as they relate to the assigned areas of responsibility.

May assist with the preparation and review of quarterly and annual financial information. Creates notes to the Financial Statements, Management Discussion & Analysis and other required reports as assigned.

Evaluates, develops, and recommends to the Associate & Assistant Controller policies/procedures to properly record financial transactions and maintain accounting records in accordance with GAAP, University policies and State regulations.

Works with the University community and outside constituents to develop and implement strategies, procedures and processes based on best practices to improve customer service standards.  Responds to and resolves issues efficiently and effectively.

May have responsibility for banking and/or cashiering as assigned.

Interprets fiscal and accounting administrative rules and policies. Makes recommendations on new and improved programs to effectively manage fiscal and accounting administration.

Serves as a liaison between the Office of the Controller and the University community.

Supervises and mentors junior staff members as assigned.

Assists with special projects as assigned.

Performs other related duties as assigned or as directed.  The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Manages and oversees the validation processes for student refunds.

Works closely with the Student Financial Systems team and provides support as needed.

Manages the creation and approvals of item types.


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in accounting and four (4) years of directly related experience or Master's degree in Accounting and two (2) years of directly-related experience.


Desired Qualifications

Advanced knowledge of Excel.


Advertised Salary

$65,000 - $70,000


For further information or to apply, please visit and reference Job Opening ID # 526932.


Florida Statute 1010.35 - Screening Foreign Researchers

Pursuant to Florida law, any citizen of a foreign county who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of employment or training in China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela, or Syria is subject to additional screening. Applicants meeting those criteria will be required to provide the following information in the application: every institution of higher education attended; all previous employment since the applicant’s 18th birthday; list of all published material, current and pending research funding from any source, including details about the research, your role, funding source, and amount; list and description of any non-university professional activities; any affiliation with an institution or program in a foreign country; a complete copy of your passport; the most recently submitted DS-160 (Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application).


Clery Notice

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To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the FIU Police Department located at 885 SW 109th Avenue, Miami, FL, 33199 (PG5 Market Station).


Pay Transparency

Florida International University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.  However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of  their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.


FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.