Resource Planning Analyst – Accounting & Reporting Analyst at The Ohio State University

Resource Planning Analyst – Accounting & Reporting Analyst at The Ohio State University

Job Type
Posting Date
May 1, 2019
Location of Position

Columbus, OH

Company Summary

For 144 years, The Ohio State University's campus in Columbus has been the stage for academic achievement and a laboratory for innovation. It's where friendships are forged. It's where rivalries and revelry are born.

The university's main campus is one of America's largest and most comprehensive. As Ohio's best and one of the nation's top-20 public universities, Ohio State is further recognized by a top-rated academic medical center and a premier cancer hospital and research center. As a land-grant university, Ohio State has a physical presence throughout the state, with campuses and research centers located around Ohio.

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsible for maintenance of the university’s chart of accounts and analysis of account mappings to support the preparation of year-end and monthly financial statements. Assists accounting staff in identifying, understanding, and analyzing university data sources to recommend methodologies to develop reports and queries, and streamline financial reporting processes. Works with accounting team to prepare monthly financial reports and year-end consolidated financial statements. Collaborates with information technology and business process staff on financial system enhancements, upgrades, and integration projects.

Position Requirements


Experience with PeopleSoft, Workday, or other financial and ERP applications. Broad-based knowledge of accounting and financial reporting systems and processes including the preparation of financials reports. Familiarity of higher education, and healthcare/academic medical centers. Experience working with external auditors. The successful candidate will also have strong analytic skills, good written and verbal communication skills, a willingness to adapt to new business technologies/processes, and the ability to work effectively in a team environment.

Required Experience


Bachelor’s degree in information systems, accounting, finance or equivalent combination of education. At least five years of experience in working with general ledger and financials systems with an emphasis on accounting and financial reporting. Ability to work as part of a cross-functional team, including information technology, project management, accounting, and finance. Excellent Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Access) skills are a necessity.

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The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.