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Accounting/Financial Analyst

Auburn University
Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Dec 3, 2021

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

Requisition Number


Home Org Name

Provost & VP Academic Affairs

Division Name

Provost and VP Academic Affair

Position Title

Accounting/Financial Analyst

Job Class Code


Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

Job Summary

The Auburn University Office of the Provost is recruiting for an Accounting/Financial Analyst position. This role performs a variety of responsibilities for the financial operations at the institutional level. This includes financial reporting, analysis, budgeting and forecasting, compliance with university requirements and policies, transaction approval, and serves as a resource for departments regarding budget and financial practices.

Essential Functions

1. Performs routine day-to-day accounting and financial duties to include (but not limited to) prepare, examine, code, and process department’s financial transactions; reviews and verifies documentation for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with policies and procedures; Investigates and resolves inconsistencies and errors in financial documentation obtaining information from written policies and/or higher-level staff and escalating to
the appropriate person/office as needed.

2. Initiates and/or responds to routine inquiries concerning purchasing, procurement, or payment compliance with university policy. Assists vendors, parents, students, or departments concerning payments, balances, discrepancies, or other account issues.

3. Assists in the administrative management of contracts by monitoring budget; coordinating change orders, time extensions, budget reallocations; and financial reporting from inception to close-out.

4. Supports the tracking, monitoring, and analyzing the department’s or division’s budget; Monitors accounts and provides recommendations for corrective actions to ensure budgets are not exceeded; Reviews, investigates and corrects errors in financial entries, documents, and reports; ensures departmental leadership is informed regarding any and all financial issues or anomalies that may arise.

5. Prepares, reviews, and/or analyzes the division’s quarterly management statements including budget-to-actual and year-over-year actual variances; unrestricted reserve reports; and other reporting under the Strategic Budgeting Initiative.

6. Assists in the development and maintenance of data and databases; Gathers information and prepares various reports and correspondence; collects and analyzes data to provide reports on a regular or ad hoc basis.

Education Level

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution

Field of Study

Accounting, Finance, Business or related field. An MBA, MA cc, or CPA can be substituted for degrees in unrelated fields.

Years of Experience


Area of Experience

Experience in reporting, financial analysis, and budgeting within a large organization. Experience must show progressively increasing levels of responsibility and accountability.

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Education Level

An MBA, MA cc, or CPA can be substituted for degrees in unrelated fields.

Field of Study

Years of Experience

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

Desired Qualifications

Experience in data analytics and visualizations software is desired along with a working knowledge of Microsoft Access or similar tool.

Salary Grade


Salary Range

$39,300 - $65,500

Job Category


Working Hours if Non-Traditional

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Posting Date


Closing Date

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 Documents
  1. Other
Supplemental 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.
    • AcademicKeys
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • DiversityJobs
    • HigherEdJobs
    • HERC (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Indeed
    • RecruitMilitary
    • The Tuskegee News
    • Professional organization or journal
    • Veterans Assistance Services
    • Disability Assistance Services
    • State Employment Service
    • Social Media
    • AU Job Bulletin
    • Notified by an Auburn employee
    • College or university Career Services
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    • Other
  2. * Do you have 4 years of experience in reporting, financial analysis, and budgeting within a large organization?
    • Yes
    • No

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