Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is seeking an Accountant who will report to the Senior Accountant, to act as a liaison between Finance and the Office of Sponsored Programs (“OSP”) and is responsible to ensure grant related transactions are processed timely and in accordance with applicable regulations and Laboratory policy. Assist in preparing, monitoring, and analyzing month-end closings and quarterly financial statements; participating in annual and special audits, monitoring capital budget and fixed assets, and cash reporting. This position may also be called upon to provide, in a supporting role, other finance or OSP functions as needed.
Assist with the Labor Cost Transfer process including prioritizing outstanding items and working with OSP and finance accountants to ensure workload is processed timely and accurately.
Ensure that institutional policies, laws and regulations regarding sponsored research support are proactively addressed and adhered to.
Monitor research payroll expenditures to ensure allowability, allocability and reasonableness of expenses being charged to awards.
Prepare daily/monthly OSP and finance journal entries.
Assist in preparing month-end and annual closing reports, quarterly internal financial statements, and the preparation of the year-end financial and federal Uniform Guidance audits.
Provide support to other Finance units as needed in the following functions to advance the effective and efficient operation of the Laboratory’s finances:
Manage daily operating cash accounts.
Accounts payable and receivable
Capital budgeting and account maintenance
Interface/integration with grants administration
Taxes and payments in lieu of taxes
Business case analysis
Effective analytical, financial and business management skills. Ability to earn the trust and respect of co-workers and Laboratory community, creating positive relationships.
Strong time management skills with the ability to multitask and prioritize work, ability to meet multiple and often competing deadlines. Strong project management skills.
Ability to evaluate and improve processes and leverage technology and tools. Inclination to document processes and policies while working in an environment where personal relationships and service are highly valued. Must be highly service oriented, while also motivated and able to drive increased efficiency.
Must be highly proficient with information technology and systems, including Microsoft Suite applications, and have excellent Excel skills. Ability to learn and work with various accounting programs.
Experience with Infor/Lawson, and/or similar not-for-profit accounting applications strongly preferred.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience with OMB Circulars, federal regulations and policies concerning grants administration.
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field required
One or more years of accounting experience, preferably in non-profit organizations.
SKILLS: Knowledge of Crystal Reports and Lawson Software. Must be proficient in the Microsoft Office suite.
Compensation and Benefits: Our employees are compensated in many ways for their contributions to our mission, including competitive pay, exceptional health benefits, retirement plans, time off, a range of recognition, wellness programs and access to an affordable and licensed on-site childcare center. Visit our CSHL Benefits site to learn more. How to Apply: For immediate consideration, candidates should create an account and apply to the position found here: https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/cshl/jobs/3894674/accountant-analyst?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs Position ID: 00170 Environment: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is a world-renowned research and education institution recognized internationally for its excellence in fundamental areas, such as cancer, neuroscience, plant biology, genomics, and quantitative biology. The Laboratory has long been recognized as a place for nurturing young scientists, with post-doctoral researchers being an integral part of the discovery process. The Laboratory offers a warm, collegial, and collaborative work environment in a beautiful location about one hour from New York City. You are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition to your employment at the Laboratory. You will be required to provide proof of your vaccination on your first day of employment. For those individuals, who are unable to receive a vaccine due to access issues, they will be expected to receive the vaccine upon arrival in New York. CSHL is an EO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status. VEVRAA Federal Contractor
Since 1890, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has been a global leader in research and education. The international scientific community at CSHL provides a unique and stimulating atmosphere for doctoral research?an environment where students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty work side-by-side. The Watson School of Biological Sciences (WSBS) was founded on the belief that with well thought-out mechanisms, enthusiastic involvement of faculty, and highly motivated students, an innovative curriculum could be provided that would allow students to earn a doctoral degree in a shorter time than in traditional programs without compromising the quality of their training. The curriculum is designed to train students to become scholars and independent thinkers.