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Accountant, Senior - Cancer Center

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

Posting Number: req7320

Department: Cancer Center Division

Location: UAHS - Tucson

Address: University of Arizona Cancer Center, 1515 N Campbell Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85724 USA

Position Highlights

The University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC) is a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer through patient care, research, and education. The UACC is seeking candidates for an Accountant, Senior position. The selected candidate is expected to perform professional accounting activities in a complex, evolving and fast-paced environment and therefore must be flexible and adaptable. This position will work independently and requires expert knowledge and professional application of fund accounting principles, practices and techniques in accordance with the policies and procedures of the UA and UA Foundation. Professional demeanor, customer service, and teamwork are required for this position while maintaining sensitivity with confidential information. The incumbent must have the ability to effectively assess and respond to customer needs and demonstrate skill in administrative team support.

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

  • Utilize UAccess systems to review and monitor account transactions, monitor account budgets, monitor employee payroll and distributions, balances and account reconciliations, and provide explanations and recommendations for budget variances.
  • Perform monthly reconciliation and management of accounts consisting of designated, grant/contract, gift, foundation, state and other funding sources, ensuring compliance with sponsor, UA, UAF, and governmental policies and regulations.
  • Monitor and approve financial transactions for compliance with generally accepted accounting principles, UA and UAF policies and procedures and sponsor rules and regulations.
  • Initiate transactions in UAccess Financials such as General Error Corrections (GECs), Distribution of Income and Expense (DI), Salary Expense Transfers (STs), Transfer of Funds (TF) to move expenses to appropriate account or object code or fund accounts as necessary.
  • Monitor internal and external commitments. Support UACC Administration and PIs in development of budgets, grant proposal submissions, re-budgeting and cost projections.
  • Maintain funding plans for employees according to budgets and effort, calculate cost-share and review/approve effort reports, and update funding plans for roll over and all funds budgets.
  • Interact with external departments, PIs and administration to identify, troubleshoot, and resolve funding issues and discrepancies in general financial transactions.
  • Recommend alternatives to management when accounting data indicates trends or situations requiring action to be taken beyond scope of responsibilities.
  • Provide technical advice to lower level accountants with problems, complex issues or special projects.
  • Regularly attend or complete University training sessions to expand professional knowledge.
  • Provide regular financial reports, projections, and communications to PIs.
  • Monitor grant and contract account renewals or continuations and follow up with UAHS, PIs, or SPS as necessary to ensure timely submissions.
  • Analyze, develop and document accounting and business procedures, practices and controls related to the overall office functions and tasks.
  • Research, analyze and use independent judgment in a variety of daily and non-routine decisions affecting assigned function.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of accounting principles, practices, principles and procedures.
  • Skill in preparing detailed reports on a timely basis.
  • Skill in the use of computer hardware and software.
  • Skill in performing detailed numerical computations.
  • Excellent communication, time management, organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Able to work collaboratively in a team environment.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Up to 1 year of relevant work experience required.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

* At least two years working knowledge and experience interpreting University and UA Foundation policies and procedures and their systems: UAccess Employee, UAccess Analytics, UAccess Financials
* At least two years of post-award grants management.
* At least two years of experience in reconciling state, discretionary, sponsored, and gift accounts.
* Ability to multi-task projects and daily assignments, take initiative, and be self-motivated.
* Excellent communication, time management, organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills.
* At least two years of experience using MS Office Excel, Access, Word, and Outlook.
* In-depth knowledge of accounting practices, procedures, and generally accepted accounting principles.
* Desire and ability to work in a fast pace environment with changing demands.

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Finance

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $38,892 - $52,613

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

Sadie Maloof |

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant

Application: The online application should be completed in its entirety.

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 an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-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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