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Accountant I/II/III

Auburn University
Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 8, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Accounting & Finance, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs
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Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Details

Position Information

Requisition Number


Home Org Name


Division Name

College of Agriculture

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

Accountant I/II/ III

The Auburn University College of Agriculture seeks candidates for an Accountant position. This position performs financial management consisting of state, federal, and contract & grant funding for the Department of Horticulture.

About the Department of Horticulture: The Auburn University Department of Horticulture’s outstanding, science-based undergraduate degrees and exceptional faculty/alumni have earned industry-wide respect and built solid connections with horticulture-related companies across the country.

For more information about the Department of Horticulture, please visit:

Why should YOU consider a career with the Horticulture team?
  • Competitive employee benefits + state retirement plan.
  • Tuition assistance for you and your dependents.
  • Generous leave policies (including paid parental leave!)
  • The satisfaction of knowing YOU are a part of providing the premier academic experience at Auburn, as well as the life-changing work our students perform.
Learn more about Auburn’s impact, generous employee benefits, and thriving community by visiting .

About Auburn University: At Auburn, our work changes lives. Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a premier public institution, Auburn University is dedicated to shaping the future of the people of Alabama, the nation, and the world through forward-thinking education, life-enhancing research, scholarship, and selfless service. Auburn is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, community outreach, positive work environment, student engagement, and thriving community.

Our Commitment: Auburn University is committed to a diverse and inclusive campus environment. Visit to learn more about our commitment to expanding equity and inclusion for all.

Essential Functions

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Manage the day-to-day financial operations for the department.
  • Advise the Department Head and faculty on a variety of financial matters related to teaching. research, and outreach activities; prepare and/or assist with the development of annual budget.
  • Prepare, review, and oversee expense vouchers, invoices, and purchases in compliance with Auburn University’s policies and procedures.
  • Maintain effective interaction, communication, and act as a liaison with various administrative and business units across campus.
  • Manage the financial activities of departmental service centers.
  • Advise faculty of account balances and applicable charges to grant and gift accounts.
  • Assist in submission of grant proposals along with budget development and management.
Minimum Education and Experience

Education Level

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution

Field of Study

Accounting, Finance, OR a degree in any field plus a CPA .

Years of Experience

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels
  • Level I: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Accounting, Finance, OR a degree in any field plus a CPA . Salary range: $30,160 – $46,700
  • Level II: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Accounting, Finance, OR a degree in any field plus a CPA ; 2 years of experience in accounting services. Salary range: $31,300 – $52,100
  • Level III : Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Accounting, Finance, OR a degree in any field plus a CPA ; 4 years of experience in accounting services. Salary range: $35,000 – $58,400
Alternate Minimum Education and Experience (If available)

Education Level

Indicated education is required; no substitutions allowed.

Field of Study

Years of Experience

Degrees accepted in lieu of experience

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills, License, and Certifications

Minimum Skills and Abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, ability to organize, prioritize work, and handle multiple tasks.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of financial management.
  • Ability to successfully work both independently and in a team environment.
  • In addition, the candidate must be able to build and maintain positive relationships with others in administrative offices across campus.
Minimum Technology Skills

Advanced technical skills in Excel.

Minimum License and Certifications

Desired Qualifications

Desired Qualifications

CPA and/or Masters of Accountancy.

Posting Detail Information

Salary Grade


Salary Range

$32,460 - $58,400

Job Category


Working Hours if Non-Traditional

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EEO Statement

Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment. 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. * Please select how you first became aware of this opportunity. Your response helps us determine how we can more effectively reach our candidates.
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  2. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or a related field, OR a degree in any field + a CPA?
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