Staff Accountant – Rochester, NY

Supports the financial operations of the department under the direction of the Manager of Financial Operations. Under general direction and with some latitude for independent judgment: performs routine and complex accounting activities in support of the Department, requiring knowledge of multiple information systems. Reviews financial information and recommends or initiates corrective actions as appropriate; prepares routine working papers, exhibits, and summaries supporting findings and recommendations. Creates and analyzes routine and ad hoc reports as necessary to understand and explain the financial activity of the Department. Analyzes the reasonableness of the data and troubleshoots the data for accuracy. Analyzes and reconciles ledger accounts to confirm completeness and accuracy of data. Manages invoicing for community partners, including private practice groups, hospitals, and government agencies.


  • Prepares a variety of routine financial statements and accounting reports for which the format has been established. Understands and retrieves information from five different data warehouses/repositories. Analyzes and follows through on inconsistencies and identifies resolutions to problems.
  • Generates specialized (non-routine) data. Analyzes ledger accounts to confirm completeness. Initiates corrective action and/or recommends solutions as appropriate. Investigates and follows through on inconsistencies and identifies resolutions to problems.
  • Manages third party agreements and contract cash management, requiring knowledge of policies, regulations, and other criteria uniquely applicable to maintaining these accounts. Uses knowledge and judgment to identify billing triggers and determine appropriateness of billing.
  • Determines faculty compensation amounts based on contract milestones, requiring knowledge of contracts, policies, and other criteria uniquely applicable to these contracts.
  • Determines staff payroll allocations based on complex clinical usage models, clinical practice patterns, and overhead allocations contracts.
  • Analyzes ledger accounts in order to confirm completeness and accuracy of data; uses judgment as to whether account balances are reasonable; examines accounting documents to ascertain that transactions are properly supported in accordance with University policy and procedures; initiates corrective action or recommends solutions as appropriate.


Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, and 1 year of professional accounting experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Excellent computer skills. Accuracy, attention to detail, and a professional demeanor are a must. Superior organizational skills. Ability to interact pleasantly with faculty, management, students, and staff. Must be flexible. Able to use good judgment and work independently, yet work as congenial team member.


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