Disbursement Audit and Compliance Analyst - Department of General Accounting
Location: Somerville, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 17476
The Finance Division is responsible for the treasury, purchasing, budgeting, accounting and risk management functions for this University. The Finance Division and the Controller’s office are responsible for the development and implementation of University fiscal policies, internal control mechanisms, accounting procedures and financial systems. The Controller’s office has overall responsibility for the production, accuracy and integrity of the University financial statements and for the production of internal managerial accounting and financial reporting, coordination of the university's external audit function, and for specific aspects of Federal and State tax compliance.
What You'll Do
The Disbursement Audit and Compliance Analyst works closely with Finance and Tufts Support Services (TSS) management, is responsible for monitoring card program cardholder compliance with all disbursements-related controls, policies and procedures including but not limited to: procurement cards, travel cards, loadable/stored value cards and programs, online ordering systems, study funds, cash payments and electronic data interchange (EDI) invoicing.
The Analyst monitors activity across all departments and schools for compliance and identifies areas of weakness in systems, procedures, programs and workflows, and suggests improvements to management. Performs extensive internal and comprehensive departmental reviews, trains users in the proper use of university procedures and policies, identifies any possible tax consequences pertaining to reimbursements, and exposes any improper or fraudulent use of university funds. Works closely with Finance Management and the client department to rectify misuse issues or with Audit & Management Advisory Services (AMAS) to document abuses for potential disciplinary action taken by the University.
What We're Looking For
Knowledge and experience typically acquired through the completion of an Associate’s degree and 3 plus years of experience
Demonstrated history of developing and maintaining policies & procedures
Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office products
Intermediate to advanced Excel skills
Demonstrated critical thinking and complex analytical skills
Experience leading/implementing process improvements
Strong presentation skills
Exemplary interpersonal/ customer service skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong ability to interact effectively and influence at all levels of the organization
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or related discipline
Prior audit experience preferred
Prior experience with PeopleSoft and Apptricity or similar system preferred
Prior experience with Tableau preferred
Experience in maintaining, testing, use and/or activation of PCard programs, tools and systems for system and functional support
Excellent acumen with ability to provide perspective and consult on policy, procedures and best practices
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
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