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Accountant I

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

Posting Number: req8303

Department: Pharmacology

Location: UAHS - Tucson

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

Position Highlights

The Department of Pharmacology is seeking a highly motivated individual for an Accountant I position. The selected candidate will work directly with faculty members and support staff in the review and reporting on awards and contracts. This position coordinates and performs a wide variety of post-award activities including approving daily transactions, monthly financial reporting including projections and yearly progress reporting, and will be a resource for interpretation of university and sponsor policy and guidelines. The Department of Pharmacology in the College of Medicine-Tucson has a strong internationally recognized program dedicated to the study of various forms of pain including cancer, skeletal, neuropathic, headache, and inflammation-induced pain, as well as molecular and cellular changes in the blood brain barrier. The expertise of the current faculty members encompasses a spectrum of molecular, neurobiological, cardiovascular, and neuropharmacological techniques allowing for vibrant collaborative efforts designed to address the question of the underlying causes and treatment of chronic pain.

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 prepare and analyze financial reports and accounting statements. 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, and grant/contract, ensuring compliance with external sponsors, University of Arizona (UA), and, governmental policies and regulations.
  • 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.
  • Interact with external departments, PIs, and administration to identify, troubleshoot, and resolve funding issues and discrepancies in general financial transaction.
  • Provide assistance with HR transactions, such as position funding changes, as they pertain to sponsored funds.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

*Experience with UA systems UAccess Financials, Research Employee and Analytics.
*Ability to work independently and apply critical thinking to tasks at hand.
*Previous grant and contract experience.

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

Amy Tary |

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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