Accountant I (Part Time)
Posting Number: req18301
Department: Tree Ring Laboratory
Location: Main Campus
Address: Tucson, AZ USA
The Accountant I in the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research plays a strategic role in independently performing pre and post award grant accounting activities for all grants and contracts. You will establish a comprehensive knowledge of the department's sponsored projects portfolio sufficient to interpret and advise principal investigators (PI's) on a wide-range of sponsored projects issues.
This position requires someone with a high degree of professionalism, accuracy and attention to detail, discretion, and organization with handling of multiple projects; critical thinking skills to work independently and also function as part of a team. Must be deadline and task orientated with the ability to communicate effectively.
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 and ensures compliance with all relevant policies, and reporting requirements.
- Keep informed of university policies and procedures to ensure expenditure compliance.
- Reviews researchers' budget/budget justification/scope of work for proposals and subcontracts as well as provide guidance with rules and regulations.
- Serves as liaison between the principal investigator and the sponsored projects office, interpreting and explaining policy and procedural requirements.
- Manages multiple sub award agreements including initiating subaward paperwork, receipt and approval of invoices, and tracking subaward payments as necessary.
- Monitors payroll expenditures, cost share and effort reporting across all funds.
- Processes, monitors, and reconciles online purchase orders, travel advances/expenses, operational advances, expenses reimbursements, general error corrections and other documents for compliance with policy.
- Reviews and monitors spending activity on assigned accounts and reconcile account activity on a monthly basis to ensure the accuracy and completeness of transactions; resolve accounting issues identified.
- Provides monthly account reconciliations to PI's.
- Guides and assists departmental personnel with non-routine questions that require interpretation of complex policies and requirements such as issues involving their accounts.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Knowledge of and experience with computerized accounting systems and applications.
- Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to interact professionally and effectively with others and maintaining good working relationships.
- Understanding of uniform guidance and principles.
- Ability to manage multiple complex problems and prioritize workload to ensure projects completed in a timely manner.
- Attention to detail.
- Knowledge or ability to learn University Systems (Analytics; Financials; Research; UA Foundation etc.)
- Ability to work independently and apply critical thinking to tasks.
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through experience required.
- 1 year of work experience required.
- University of Arizona UAccess systems experience.
FLSA: To Be Determined
Full Time/Part Time: Part Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week: 25
Job FTE: .625
Work Calendar: Fiscal
Job Category: Finance
Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits
Rate of Pay: $24.038
Compensation Type: hourly rate
Career Stream and Level
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Number of Vacancies: 1
Contact Information for Candidates
Open Until Filled: Yes
Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter
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