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Essential Functions (Job Duties) POSITION PURPOSE
Evaluate, analyze and report on financial reports and transactions
to ensure compliance with accepted procedures and maintain
effective budgetary controls. Work activities require the
application of involved practices and precedents as well as an
increased knowledge of accounting theory and principles.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Reconcile accounts in accordance with pertinent policies and
procedures. Ensure transactions are accurately recorded and
classified according to standard accounting theory and principles.
Analyze and review documents and reports to verify computations and
ensure all transactions are properly supported.
Assist administrative staff throughout the University maintain
accurate accounting records according to established policies and
procedures. Work with administrators to determine proper course of
action to prevent deficit spending. May supervise the work of
accounting support and temporary professional staff.
Prepare adjusting entries and year-end closing activities for
review. Project year-end revenues, expenditures and deficits based
on information provided by department administrators and upper
management. Prepare memos to clear deficits.
Prepare periodic reports outlining financial activities for
contracting government agencies. Upon request, generate special
reports used to project account revenues, expenditures and
activities. Determine proper format and report presentation based
on information to be provided and report purpose and agency
guidelines; project account activity; prepare reports required for
continued government appropriations.
Assist in preparation and maintenance of grant and general fund
budgets. Forecast revenues and expenditures, adjust proposals and
account distribution accordingly. Ensure compliance with University
and agency policies and procedures regarding distribution and
transfer of funds. Maintain contact with granting agencies to
ensure proper use of funding.
Participate in computer system testing and development. Provide
information on system requirements; create and run test data, note
errors to be corrected; recommend changes as appropriate.
Understand and evaluate interaction between new system enhancements
and current computing capabilities.
Perform related work as assigned.
Unique Duties ADDITIONAL COMMENTS
This intermediate classification level requires a greater knowledge
of the theory and principles of accounting along with an
understanding of its practices and precedents to allow the
incumbent to analyze and maintain accurate complex account records
and perform necessary transactions to these records. Work
activities are specific in objective and content but require
incumbent to search for solutions and new applications from within
the accounting field. Incumbents provide guidance and assistance to
analyze management, administrators and support staff within the
department and elsewhere in he University. Functional supervision
may be exercised over non-exempt accounting support staff. This
classification is typically located in the Division of Fiscal
Operations and reports to and receives direction from a management
This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and
levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions that
will be given this title and shall not be construed as declaring
what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular
position should be. It is not intended to limit or in any way
modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control
the work of employees under their supervision. The use of a
particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not
be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar
kind or level of difficulty.
Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Graduation from accredited college or university with a degree in
accounting or related field or equivalent combination of education
Reasonable knowledge of applied principles of accounting as used in
public or governmental systems.
Analytical skills including report generation ability.
Ability to communicate effectively with others.
Reasonable knowledge of FMS, FRS, GBS and PPS.
Reasonable experience performing accounting functions on
Good organizational and problem solving skills.
Typically, incumbents have held entry level Accountant
Job Open Date
(When job is posted in the system)
Job Close Date
(or until suitable candidate is found)
Until Suitable Candidate is Found
Is this position reposted?
None (New Posting)
Background Check Requirements
University policy requires certain persons who are offered
employment to undergo a background check, including a criminal
history check, before starting to work. If you are offered
employment, the University will inform you if a background check is
Instructions for submitting your application:
Represented Position Message
This position must be filled pursuant to the provisions of a
collective bargaining agreement, and as such may be filled by a
qualified bargaining unit member, should one apply.
Salary (Hire Max)
Is Position Bump Ineligible?
(Non-Academic, Represented positions only. Select 'No' for
Academic. Select N/A if Non-represented.)
**NOTE: If 'Yes' is selected, then this is a Bump Ineligible
Position (BIP). The person who bids or hires into this 100% grant
funded position has no bumping rights upon grant expiration or in a
reduction of force.