Accounting Manager

University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
Arkansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 22, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Accounting & Finance, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs, Grants & Contracts, Student Affairs, Financial Aid
Employment Type
Full Time

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Type of Position:Research

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Job Type:Regular

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Institution Name: University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is a metropolitan research university that provides an accessible, quality education through flexible learning and unparalleled internship opportunities. At UA Little Rock, we prepare our more than 8,900 students to be innovators and responsible leaders in their fields. Committed to its metropolitan research university mission, UA Little Rock is a driving force in Little Rock's thriving cultural community and a major component of the city and state's growing profile as a regional leader in research, technology transfer, economic development, and job creation.

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Department:Financial Services

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Summary of Job Duties:The Accounting Manager supervise a staff of four (4) in the General Accounting area of Financial Services. In the absence of the Director of Financial Services, the Accounting Manager may assume the temporary role of duties of this position. The Accounting Manager researches and resolves issues related to financial transactions and financial reporting for all departments. This position is instrumental in financial statement preparation and reports to the Director of Financial Services. The position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.


Required Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or equivalent education;
  • Three (3) years of progressive experience in accounting, financial management, or a related field.


Preferred Education and/or Experience:

  • Master of Business Administration and/or Certified Public Accountant; Higher Education Accounting/Finance experience;
  • Workday Finance Experience, Ellucian Banner experience.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee general accounting functions;
  • Establish internal control policies and procedures to ensure that accounting standards are met;
  • Prepare reports and surveys, as required by regulatory agencies;
  • Prepare annual financial statements and documents in support of internal and legislative audit activities;
  • Oversee reporting, file transfers, and reimbursement requests in the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration’s AASIS system;
  • Ensure all accounting transactions are accurate, timely and comply with Federal, State, Arkansas Department of Higher Education, Board of Trustees and University regulations and policies, and generally accepted accounting practices;
  • Lead and manage the annual accounting cycle, including month-end close, quarter-end close, and fiscal year-end close;
  • Oversee and maintain accounting accruals, assets, fund accounting, inventory, capital expenses, state appropriations, reconciliation of cash and bank accounts, closing journal entries and chart of accounts to ensure financial statements are complete and timely;
  • Manage the work of other employees, make hiring decisions, provide coaching, training, and mentoring, manage performance, determine staffing needs, develop and ensure succession planning within area of responsibility;
  • Oversee and maintain university personnel access to University ERP Finance systems;
  • Work collaboratively with departmental budget and finance managers as needed in assisting with monitoring financial transactions, including education;
  • Work collaboratively with the Bursar’s Office, Procurement Services, and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs to ensure financial transactions comply with generally accepted accounting practices;
  • Record/analyze various financial transactions;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to analyze and reconcile complex financial information in a computerized accounting environment;
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communications;
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of accounting, particularly as they relate to sound financial management in higher education;
  • Ability and desire to work in a collaborative environment and be innovative and creative in development of accounting procedures;
  • Ability to participate in and lead a workgroup;
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, track, and complete assigned tasks;
  • Ability to stay current on changes in accounting for higher education;
  • Skilled in using Microsoft Office, including Access, in a large and complex accounting system;
  • Skilled in interacting with a variety of people.

Salary Information:


Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume

Optional Documents:

Additional Information:

Please upload all required documents in the "Resume" attachment section of your application (before hitting the submit button), if you want to be considered for this position.

Recruitment Contact Information:

Allen Stanley, Director of Financial Services,

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:Criminal Background Check, Financial Credit Check

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry ( MVR ) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.

Constant Physical Activity:Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Sitting

Frequent Physical Activity:Hearing, Talking

Occasional Physical Activity:Walking

Benefits Eligible:Yes

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