Emory University Accountant in Atlanta, Georgia


Job Requisition ID:



721005:SOM: OMESA: MD/PhD Admin

Job Description:


  • Performs routine professional accounting duties requiring limited independent judgment.

  • Monitors, audits and reconciles departmental accounts.

  • Researches and creates new accounts and codes.

  • Prepares journal transactions, balances accounts, reconciles errors and takes corrective action.

  • Assists in the preparation and monitoring of departmental budgets.

  • Advises management of cash deficits.

  • Prepares audit schedules in support of internal and external audits.

  • Maintains databases and assimilates financial and statistical data.

  • Prepares routine operational and statistical reports.

  • May assist with computer operations for the department.

  • May maintain departmental grants and monitor petty cash activity.

  • May coordinate invoice preparation, payables and/or receivables.

  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • Jointly reports to the MD/PhD Program and SOM Financial Aid Liaison. Key functions include:

  • Financial aid: posts student aid; answers billing questions from students; is liaison to the Laney Graduate School, the Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences/other PhD programs and Student Health Services; monitors student aid budgets.

  • Student hires and terminations: completes hires and terminations in a timely manner; notifies students of payroll changes with tax implications

  • Payroll: monitors and documents student payroll updates; liaison to Payroll office

  • Student awards: collaborates with RAS units pre- and post-award to create budgets and ensure awards are set up correctly; works with Financial Aid to ensure awards are correctly charged; answers student questions about these awards

  • Executes basic subcontracts and invoices: interacts with GA Tech faculty and staff

  • Runs monthly reports: budget, payroll; forecasts

  • Collaborates in the development of MD/PhD budget

  • General financial support: processes e-journals and refunds; deposits checks

  • Produces income verification letters for students

  • Summarizes financial data for reports and leadership meetings

  • Monitors/certifies effort certifications

  • Alumni data: collects and summarizes for internal and external stakeholders


  • Finance or business operations background

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Software (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook)

  • Knowledge of Emory systems (Compass, EPEX, EBI, HRWeb, OPUS)

  • Familiarity with the grants/award process and year-end closing, subcontracts and invoices

  • Excellent analytical, communication and interpersonal skills

  • Detail-oriented, organized and self-motivated

  • Willing to follow through until issues are resolved

  • Invested in supporting student training in medicine and research

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in accounting or a related field OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

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School Of Medicine

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Emory University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all applicable Federal and Georgia State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its programs and activities. Emory University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Inquiries should be directed to the Office of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Bldg, Atlanta, GA 30322. Telephone: 404-727-9867 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD).