SUNY Upstate Medical University Operations Data Specialist in Syracuse, New York

The Operations Data Specialist will assist in the management of the Accounts Payable cycle including customer vendor relations and managing accounting functions to maintain an accurate and timely general ledger, accounts payable and project accounting records. The incumbent will also provide accounting assistance to Upstate Foundation constituents including establishing new funds, providing financial information to Fund Advisors, distributing on demand, monthly and quarterly reports, as well as checking account receivable journal entry reports for accuracy and participate in Upstate Foundation fundraising programs and events, as needed. In addition, the Operations Data Specialist will prepare a variety of financial reports, including budgets, management reports, and charts, research purchasing requests against funds to verify that expenditures meet the purpose of the fund and sufficient resources exist to pay for it, place and follow up on orders. The position will also assist the Foundation Accountant with processing check disbursements and appropriately coding expenditures against funds and budgets, and maintaining travel advances, reimbursements, fund database, and track 1099's. Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field with at least one year of accounting experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Excellent written/oral communication, customer service, organizational, interpersonal, analytical, and computer skills required.