Accountant I/II/III

Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Dec 10, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Details

Requisition Number


Home Org Name

Computer Science & Software Engr

Division Name

Samuel Ginn Col of Engineering

Position Title

Accountant I/II/III

Job Class Code

KA01 A/B/C

Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

Job Summary

This position performs professional accounting duties to control and document the handling of all funds within an assigned area. Responsibilities include preparing and reviewing financial statements/reports; making recommendations to improve internal controls, operating effectiveness and efficiency; and performing other responsibilities as assigned by supervisor. Ensures the integrity of accounting information by recording, verifying, consolidating, and entering transactions. Prepares and records asset, liability, revenue, and expenses entries by compiling and analyzing account information.

Essential Functions

Prepares, reviews and oversees expense vouchers, invoices, purchase requisitions, reimbursement, reconciliations, projections/forecasting and other transaction for the department in compliance with approved budgets and University’s policies and procedures.

Determines proper handling of financial transactions in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ( GAAP ) and approves within designated limits, policies or contracts.

Prepares budget reports, department allocation reports or other specialized reports or analysis on a regular or ad hoc basis.

Identify risks and areas in need of improvement to prevent mistakes. Reviews, investigates and corrects errors in financial entries, documents and reports.

Maintains operational communication with various central departments concerning accounting and financial information.

Will perform duties related to payroll, personnel actions or similar procedures.

Will assist faculty with post award financial analysis related to contract or grants.

Education Level

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution

Field of Study

Degree in Accounting, Finance, OR a degree in any field PLUS a CPA

Years of Experience

No experience required for entry level

Area of Experience

Experience in accounting services

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Level I: Bachelors degree in discipline appropriate to position with no experience.
The salary range for Level I $28,000-$46,700

Level II: Bachelor’s degree in discipline appropriate to position plus 2 years’ experience. The salary range for Level II is $31,300 – $52,100.

Level III – Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution plus 4 years experience. The salary range for Level III is $35,000 – $58,400.

Education Level

Field of Study

Years of Experience

When a candidate has the required education, but lacks the required experience, they may normally apply additional appropriate education toward the experience requirement, at a rate of one (1) year relevant education per year of required experience.

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Demonstrated organizational and time management skills, attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize and work well in an environment with competing demands.
Demonstrated proficiency in utilizing Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Ability to plan and execute programs; extremely organized; effective communication and interpersonal skills.

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

Desired Qualifications

Knowledge of college/university accounting practices; experience and working knowledge in banner and banner finance. Experience in higher education. CPA .

Salary Grade


Salary Range

$28,000 - $58,400

Job Category


Working Hours if Non-Traditional

List any hazardous conditions or physical demands required by this position

Posting Date


Closing Date

EEO Statement

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit three (3) references

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional DocumentsSupplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How were you made aware of this opportunity?
    • AU Employment website
    • Employment websites (Indeed, HigherEd Jobs, etc.)
    • Veterans Assistance Services
    • Disability Assistance Services
    • Newspaper
    • Professional Journal
    • Listserv
    • HR email
    • Social Media
    • State Employment Service
    • Walk-in
    • Other
  2. * Please select the answer that best describes your current employment relationship with Auburn University.
    • Not a current Auburn employee
    • Current Auburn employee in position less than one year
    • Current Auburn employee in position more than one year
  3. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in Accounting/Finance OR a degree in another field PLUS a CPA?
    • Yes
    • No

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