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Accountant I

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, 85724
Business and Financial Services

Posting Number: req18322

Department: Animal&Biomedical Sciences-Res

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The School of Animal & Comparative Biomedical Sciences (ACBS), Division of Agriculture, Life & Veterinary Sciences & Cooperative Extension, is seeking a proactive and motivated professional for the position of Accountant I. This is a full-time position, 1.0 FTE, working as a member of the ACBS business office team. The successful candidate will possess skills focused on contributing to the growth and development of the office and provide support with financial tasks including effective management of financial resources, including post-award support for the school of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences. This position reports to the Manager, Finance and Administration.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Performs complex accounting activities in accordance
    with accounting principles and standards to control the institution's
    financial resources and ensure that it complies with all relevant
    regulations, laws, and reporting requirements.
  • Reconciles more complex accounts and checks the
    accuracy of journal entries to ensure that the general ledger is
    accurate and complete. This includes the management and processing of
    various financial transaction documents on various accounts (state, foundation,
    post-award contracts and grant accounts etc.).
  • Performs monthly reconciliation and management of
    accounts consisting of designated, grant/contract, gift, foundation,
    state, and other funding sources, ensuring compliance with external
    sponsors, University of Arizona (UA), University of Arizona Foundation
    (UAF), and governmental policies and regulations.
  • Monitors and reconciles various transactions, such as
    PCard, travel reimbursements, disbursement vouchers and purchase orders.
  • Checks and analyzes financial information and
    prepares complex financial reports and accounting statements so that
    users have accurate and timely information for making financial
  • Account reconciliation and projections. Reviews
    accounts monthly using established department procedures.
  • Acts as a point of contact and consultant in the
    documentation of financials within a specific field of accounting
    (internal audit, budgets, general accounting, joint ventures accounting,
    joint ventures audit, marketing, taxation, or a combination of the
  • Works with faculty, PIs, and other ACBS staff to
    ensure fiscal and operational compliance with all relevant projects.
  • Provides post-award support and other financial tasks
    for sponsored contracts and grants. Duties include, sub-award support,
    reporting, financial projections, account reconciliation, procurement
    and accounting services.
  • Initiate transactions in UAccess Financials such as
    General Error Corrections (GEC), Distribution of Income and Expense
    (DI), Salary Expense transfers (SET), Transfer of Funds (TF) to move
    expenses to appropriate account or object code or fund accounts.
  • Initiate Request for Budget Change (RBC) in Budget
    & Planning portal.
  • Monitors compliance with generally accepted
    accounting principles and University, UA Foundation, and ACBS policies
    and procedures.
  • Communicates and coordinates with College HR liaison
    to prepare HR documents including staff recruitment, hiring and
    terminations, reviews and approves student and employee time-sheets,
    submits new student hire and designated campus colleague (DCC) transactions,
    participates in the interviewing process and selecting new staff,
    payroll, position funding changes, payment requests, supplemental
    compensation, vacation/sick adjustments, and position budgeting.
  • Serves as a delegate for the Manager of Finance and
    Administration in approving daily financial transactions.
  • Transfer funds from Foundation accounts when needed.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • One (1) year of relevant work experience required.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced
    learning attained through experience required (5 years equivalent experience). 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two years or more experience working with accounting principles.
  • Previous experience working with sponsored contracts and grants.

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.00

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Finance

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $47,356 - $53,642 DOE

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



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Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Leah Chavez

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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