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Accountant (Multiple Positions)

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

Posting Number: req11842

Department: Treasury

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

Treasury is currently seeking a disciplined individual to work within the Treasury Accounting area of Financial Services. The successful candidate will be required to exhibit 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 Service's 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

  • Prepare, interpret, review, and approve capital related transactions
    within University enterprise systems.
  • Apply University policies
    pertaining to available funds, allowed expenses, and cost coding in capital
    related accounts.
  • Advise department
    personnel on University financial policies and procedures relating to capital
  • Assist in maintaining and
    updating capital related accounts and systems.
  • Participate in month-end closing of the financial statements
    including journal entry creation and report creation.
  • Participate in year-end
    closing of the financial statements including data gathering, journal entry
    creation, and report creation.
  • Assist in preparation of
    variance analysis for sections of the financial statements associated with Treasury
  • Assist with preparation
    of Treasury Accounting sections of surveys to external parties including
    state agencies, federal agencies, and rating agencies.
  • Monitors compliance and
    generally accepted accounting principles, State regulations, and University
    policies pertaining to Treasury Accounting.
  • Assist with special
    projects and requests from leadership.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Perform other duties as

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 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

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Finance

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $48,000

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



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

Number of Vacancies: 2

Contact Information for Candidates

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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