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Accountant 1

Weill Medical College of Cornell University

New York, NY
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Weill Medical College of Cornell University
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Job Title Accountant 1

JobID 1070

Location: New York, NY

Description Position Summary
Under the general direction of the Finance Manager, the Accountant is responsible for assisting in the preparation and administration of various financial books and records of the Finance Department in compliance with policies and procedures.
Job Responsibilities
+ Provides the highest possible customer service standards and acts as a liaison with all departments and their external collaborators in relation to financial transactions.

+ Prepare adjusting and closing entries for fiscal year end, including all appropriate analyses and documentation for the ledger accounts. Assist in the preparation of appropriate comparative reports and obtains related fluctuation explanations.

+ Prepares error free variety of monthly, quarterly, year end and ad.hoc financial schedules and reports as required by management and funding institutions. Prepares various analyses and reconciliations to provide periodic status, utilization trends.

+ Ensures adherence to all US generally accepted accounting principles, and WCMC.Q and WCMC accounting practices and reporting requirements.

+ Assists auditors in performing their audit procedures and in resolution of their queries.

+ Maintains various internal controls over the assets of the College’s research / academic activity including review and approval of documentation and accuracy of various accounting records such as journal entries, purchase orders and disbursements.
+ Bachelor's Degree in related field
Three or more years experience of professional level accounting experience in the areas of revenue, expense, assets and liabilities.
Three or more years experience in computerized accounting environment with SAP or similar ERP software.
Experience with Microsoft office products; including word processing, presentation software and spreadsheets.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
+ Attention to detail and multitasking abilities, with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team

+ Must possess excellent communication skills, written and oral

+ Previously demonstrated basic proficiency in written and spoken English.

+ Ability to maintain confidentiality of information and data
Licenses and Certifications
Working Conditions/Physical Demands
Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar was established in 2001 as a partnership between Cornell University and Qatar
Foundation. The first medical school in Qatar and a pioneer of coeducation at university level, WCM.Q offers an integrated program of pre.medical and medical studies leading to the Cornell University M.D. degree. Teaching is by Cornell and Weill Cornell faculty, including physicians at Hamad Medical Corporation .HMC. who hold Weill Cornell appointments.
Enrollment has grown rapidly from 25 first year pre.medical students in fall 2002 to over 200 students from more than 30 countries as we entered our sixth year of operation in September 2007.
WCM.Q is part of Weill Cornell Medical College, which was founded in New York City over 100 years ago, and shares the same mission:
+ to provide the finest education possible for medical students

+ to conduct research at the cutting edge of knowledge

+ to improve health care both now and for future generations

+ to provide the highest quality of care to the community
Weill Cornell Medicine.Qatar is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled employer.

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