Accountant II,III- Central

Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Sep 16, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Details

Requisition Number


Home Org Name

Contracts & Grants Accounting

Division Name

VP for Research and Economic Dev

Position Title

Accountant II,III- Central

Job Class Code


Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

Job Summary

The individual in this position performs routine professional accounting duties to control and document the handling of 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.

Essential Functions

Essential functions:
1.Creates and maintains accounts through documentation, compilation, reconciliation, and analysis of financial information and preparation of journal entries.
2.Reviews transactions for conformity with procedures or limits, and closes out accounts for expired contracts.
3.Communicates with internal departments and/or sponsoring agencies to ensure compliance with policies, contracts, grants, laws, regulations, or procedures.
4.Conducts reviews to substantiate transactions.

Education Level

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution

Field of Study

Degree in Accounting, Finance, or a Degree plus a CPA

Years of Experience

2 years experience

Area of Experience

Accounting services

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Level II: Bachelor’s degree in discipline appropriate to position plus 2 years’ experience. The salary range for Level II is $35,000 – $58,400.

Level III – Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution plus 4 years experience. The salary range for Level III is $39,300 – $65,500.

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

Knowledge of fundamental concepts, practices and procedures in accounting and accounting services.

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

None Required.

Desired Qualifications

1. An aptitude for working with and preparing detailed accounting reports; possess a high degree of accuracy and excellent time management skills;
2. Able to work well with sponsor agencies and administrators, faculty, and staff;
3. Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.
4. Experience reviewing sponsored awards, familiarity with federal regulations, and Banner knowledge are desired.

Salary Grade


Salary Range

$35,000 - $65,500

Job Category


Working Hours if Non-Traditional

List any hazardous conditions or physical demands required by this position

Posting Date


Closing Date

EEO Statement

A commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus environment is required. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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

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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 or higher from an accredited institution in Accounting, Finance, or a Degree plus a CPA?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Degree plus CPA
  4. How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 2-3
    • 4-6
    • 7+

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