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Accountant

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

Posting Number: req9905

Department: Financial Management

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

Financial Services is seeking highly qualified and disciplined individual to join Financial Management. The preferred candidate will perform a broad scope of accounting assignments including initiating, reviewing, monitoring, reconciling and approving financial transactions while exhibiting professional and competent knowledge of accounting principles and practices, spreadsheets and databases. They will be required to exercise discretion and creativity on assignments of a varied and diverse nature, embrace Financial Services values and demonstrate a willingness to apply these values in their work and their interactions with others.

The University of Arizona is located in the heart of Tucson - Home of the Wildcats! Financial Services, a division of Business Affairs, plays a vital role in the daily University operations by providing quality financial and business services in support of the University's faculty, staff, and students. Financial Services is a diverse organization of over 200 employees who prosper in a team-oriented environment that emphasizes the values of integrity, inclusion, compassion, exploration, adaptation and determination. Come be a part of a team that is full of fun, dynamic, and highly motivated employees!

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

  • Interprets accounting data, analyzes reports, and recommends action to be taken.
  • Provides solutions to problems presented by University Departments and recommends changes to accounting methods or procedures, utilizing knowledge of accounting principles and practices.
  • Participates in monthly and quarterly transaction and balance reviews, including contacting departments for explanations, arranging for corrective action, and documenting results.
  • Monitors compliance and generally accepted accounting principles, State regulations, and University policies.
  • Assists in the preparation, review, analysis of various financial entries, reports, and reconciliations, including annual audit entries and work papers, quarterly financial statements, and monthly reports.
  • Performs other duties and special projects as assigned.

Knowledge,
Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of accounting principles, practices, and procedures.
  • Skill in performing detailed numerical computations.
  • Skill in preparing detailed reports on a timely basis.
  • Ability to multi-task, work under pressure, meet deadlines and work in a fast-paced work environment where job duties change, and new procedures are initiated.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to learn and work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or
    a related area with accounting course work AND one year of professional
    accounting experience; OR,
  • Five (5) years of progressively responsible and diverse
    accounting experience and course work, which includes at least one year of
    professional accounting, in which a broad exposure to all areas of accounting
    and accounting principles, practices and procedures was acquired; OR,
  • Any
    equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with University of Arizona systems such as UAccess Financials and UAccess Analytics.
  • Experience with spreadsheet and database applications such as MS Excel and MS Access.
  • Experience in fund accounting in higher education or other governmental organizations.

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: $45,000

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

Grade

6

Career Stream and Level

PC1

Job Family

Accounting

Job Function

Finance

Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to job duties)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Ronald Blank

rblank@email.arizona.edu

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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