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Accountant, Senior

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

Posting Number: req8203

Department: Obstetrics and Gynecology

Location: UAHS - Tucson

Address: 1501 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85724 USA

Position Highlights

The Department of Ob/Gyn is seeking an Accountant, Senior. The successful candidate in this position will be responsible for performing a variety of accounting assignments related to processing business transactions, disbursement vouchers including travel reimbursements, purchase orders and expense transfers, accounts reconciliation, review and approval of P-Card transactions, and other accounting functions related to financial management. This position requires sensitivity in maintaining confidential information, ability to effectively assess and respond to customer needs, and demonstrated skill in administrative team support in addition to knowledge of financial processes, procedures and accounting principles. Previous experience in grant management is preferred. If managing multiple accounts, digging into grants, and working on a cohesive team sounds like a dream job, we want to hear from you.

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

  • Provide specialized or general calculations and analysis support in various accounting functions; prepare financial and administrative reports, includes reconciling departmental accounts on a monthly basis in UAccess Financials; analyze and interpret statistics, financial data utilizing advanced knowledge and proficiency in accounting practices, principles and interrelationships for both management and outside agencies. Recommend alternatives to management when accounting data indicates trends or situations requiring action to be taken beyond scope of responsibilities.
  • Research, analyze and use independent judgment in a variety of daily and non-routine decisions affecting assigned function.
  • Research and evaluate new or changed accounting principles and practices.
  • Review accounting and reporting systems, procedures and completed assignments of other staff to ensure compliance with University or outside agency regulations (this includes monitoring expenditures on all research grants).
  • Establish or revise procedures or operating policies of assigned function; participate in development and implementation of new or revised accounting systems.
  • Provide technical advice and services to lower level accountants or other University staff with problems, complex issues or special projects. Conduct training for campus users.
  • Review and adjust funds or accounts such as cash or federal funds. Prepare complex journal entries, salary expense transfers, and record composite entries. Adjust to changing needs of University operations or needs to provide specialized or individualized reports.
  • Balance complex federal, local or state reports, including grants.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience required.

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: 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

Jessica Holmgren |

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 an 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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