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Revenue Analyst

Date: February, 2014
Reports to (Job Title): Manager, Revenue Accounting
Jobs Reporting (Job Titles): None
Location: Main Campus
Grade:

USG 9

35 hr/wk


Primary Purpose

The Revenue Analyst is accountable to the Manager, Revenue Accounting for processing complex transactions, reporting and reconciling accounts related to the university’s non-tuition revenue.  The university records revenue as payment is received and also uses the Oracle Accounts Receivable system to invoice for sales and services.

Key Accountabilities:

1.  Process the receipt of funds and record non-tuition revenue

 

2.  Produce accurate and timely financial reports

 

3.Provide advice, training and direction on revenue policies, procedures and best practices

Position Requirements

Education:

University undergraduate degree preferred

Minimum of 3rd level of professional accounting designation (e.g. CMA or CGA) required

Experience:

Previous experience in an enterprise wide computerized accounting environment

Experience in a not-for-profit environment preferred     

Technical:

MS Word Excel PowerPoint Other
Intermediate Advanced Beginner

Oracle E-business Suite,

COGNOS

SharePoint

Nature and Scope

Interpersonal Skills:

Superb communication and strong interpersonal skills are required to address and resolve issues of procedure, policy and best practice.  The Revenue Analyst must promote efficient and effective receipt processing and revenue recording practices and not yield to pressures.  This position communicates internally with Finance team members as well as administrative staff and Financial Officers across the campus community.  The Revenue Analyst must communicate accounting information to client groups, which often have little or no accounting experience, in order to achieve accurate and timely financial reporting related to revenue and taxes.  Externally, this position communicates with the university’s external auditors and customers in order to resolve account issues.

Level of Responsibility:

The Revenue Analyst is responsible for processing complex revenue and receivables transactions while meeting the service needs of the internal and external client groups.  They must be able to identify compliance issues.

Decision-Making Authority:

The Revenue Analyst is expected for the most part to be self-directed in responding to client requests and must be able to work independently.  The incumbent is responsible for making decisions related to recording revenue and taxes according to policy that may not always be consistent with what the client user group wants.  They must exercise judgment in determining when issues need to be elevated to the Manager, Revenue Accounting.  Any changes from policies and procedures must be referred to the Manager, Revenue Accounting for approval or to determine the appropriate level of approval required.

Physical and Sensory Demands:

Minimal physical demands typical of a position operating within an office environment.  Attention to detail is required.  Individual must be able to manage concurrent assignments and prioritize workload in order to meet deadlines. 

Working Environment:

Minimal exposure to disagreeable working conditions typical of working in an office environment.  The university operates in a decentralized environment in terms of decision making and a centralized environment in terms of establishing standards, policies, procedures and financial systems.  Consequently, the accounting and technical skills across university units of those dealing with financial matters vary significantly.  Due to the nature and complexities of the university business activities, disagreements and contentious issues and situation may arise from time to time due to differing interpretations of policies and procedures.  There may be periods of irregular/high volumes, e.g. year-end.