Accountant
University of Arizona - Tucson, AZ

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Department

3601-Law Administration

College/Division

James E. Rogers College of Law

Posted Rate of Pay

$42,000 annually

Exempt / Non-Exempt

Exempt

Category

Classified: Regular

Departmental Contact

Jeff Ratje

Departmental Contact Phone

(520) 621-3783

Departmental Contact Email

jmratje@email.arizona.edu

Job Open Date

05-09-2013

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled

Review begins on (Continues until position filled)

05-24-2013

Benefits Eligible

Yes

Full Time/Part Time

Full Time

Days and Schedule to be Worked

M-F, 8am to 5pm

Number of Hours Worked per Week

40

Limited to current UA employees only

No

Documents required to be attached electronically with this application

Letter of Interest Resume

Documents that may be attached electronically or mailed directly to department per instructions below

Additional application instructions (include instructions for submission)

Position Summary

The Financial Services Office in the James E. Rogers College of Law is seeking a motivated, flexible, and disciplined Accountant who will perform a wide range of detailed, complex accounting and financial functions on an all funds basis. This full-time classified staff position will ensure daily operations are carried out in accordance with established College and University policies and objectives. Daily duties include responsibility for reimbursements and purchasing, preparing reports, budgeting, reconciling accounts and proactively resolving issues, and effectively and tactfully communicating financial information with College employees and students at all levels. HR functions include hiring, preparing HR documents, and position budgeting. The successful candidate will play an integral part of the Financial Services team. The position reports to the Assistant Dean of Finance for the College. Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for eligible employees and their spouses and dependents; access to campus and recreational activities; state retirement; and more!

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepares standard accounting reports and ad hoc statements, such as detailed cost and financial analysis, forecasts and projections reflecting interrelationships of accounting data; prepares or assists in preparation of special accounting studies. *Prepares timely and accurate reimbursements for employees and contractors, and purchase orders to vendors. *Prepares HR documents including recruitment and hiring, payroll, position funding changes, terminations, payment requests, salary expense transfers, supplemental compensation, vacation/sick adjustments, and position budgeting. *Monitors and reconciles PCard transactions for the College *Utilizes computerized financial and HR systems to reconcile accounts, gather and query information, and create reports. Investigates and corrects problems. *Utilizes professional knowledge and University resources to decide on the proper handling of financial transactions; approves transactions within designated limits. Seeks out advice of senior staff when additional information or instruction is required. *Proactively provides solutions to problems and recommends improvements to accounting system, processes, methods or procedures to management, utilizing knowledge of accounting principles, practices, and funding sources. *Advises and counsels on complex accounting matters to department and/or university staff. Effectively and timely communicates with College leadership, faculty, and staff. *Assists in the development of College policies and procedures; update and maintain as necessary. Assist the Assistant Dean in assessing and rectifying financial or audit risks/exposures of the College. *Monitors compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and University and College regulations. *Provides training to College users as required; assists in the training of junior staff. *Performs monthly reconciliations of accounts; reviews and interprets budget-to-actual reports and provides guidance on revenue and expenditure forecasts. *Helps create and maintain an office culture of responsiveness, service, organization, communication, teamwork, and professional development. *Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Accounting or a related area with accounting course work AND one year of professional accounting experience; OR, Five 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.

Additional Minimum Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to learn and work independently and as part of a team. *Excellent problem solving and analytical skills. *Knowledge and experience with University HR (PeopleSoft) and financial (Kuali) systems like UAccess Employee, UAccess Financials, Budget System, Analytics, Raisers and Financial Edge. *Knowledge of University and UA Foundation policies and procedures. *Friendly and easy to work with demeanor.
Pre-employment Screening Requirements

The University of Arizona conducts pre-employment screening for all positions, which includes a criminal background check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and work history. In addition, a check of names and identification documents is conducted on all new employees to ensure they are legally authorized to work in the United States.

What kind of criminal background check is required for this position?

This position is non-security sensitive and requires a name-based criminal background check

Supplemental Pre-Employment Screening

None

Job Category

Administrative and Professional

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