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Position Details

Position Information

Title Accountant
Department Molecular and Cellular Biology (0417)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

The Molecular and Cellular Biology and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (MCEEB) Business Center is seeking applicants for the position of Accountant to complement our existing business staff. The Center supports two distinguished College of Science academic research units with a combined annual expenditure volume of just over $20M and a combined payroll of+400 employees.

The successful candidate will join the business team and perform a variety of duties related to financial services, accounting and travel. This position requires strong knowledge of financial processes, procedures and general accounting.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

This position reports to the Manager, Business & Finance and will be a member of the accounting team coordinating all aspects of support up to and including:

  • Comprehensive account support for an assigned group of faculty.
  • Reconciling financial information and preparing and interpreting financial reports.
  • Using Analytics to create and maintain account queries for use in reconciliation and for special projects.
  • Creating and maintaining account file’s, updating account lists, forms and support material.
  • Preparing travel authorizations and expenses reports for complex domestic and international travel including reconciling travel advances.
  • Troubleshooting order discrepancies.
  • Reconciling P-card transactions
  • Ad hoc projects and other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • Knowledge of accounting practices, procedures and generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Access and Word.
  • Strong communication skills both oral and written.
Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or a related area with accounting course work AND one year of professional accounting experience; OR, five years of progressively responsible and diverse accounting experience and course work, which includes at least one year of professional accounting, in which a broad exposure to all areas of accounting and accounting principles, practices and procedures was acquired; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with UA Enterprise Systems: Analytics, Financials, Student and Employee and with Razors Edge.

Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Administrative and Professional
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
FLSA Exempt
Posted Rate of Pay DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S24066
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

johnsonb@email.arizona.edu

Open Date 09/26/2017
Review Start Date 10/02/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
Quick Link for Internal Postings http://uacareers.com/postings/22282
Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • ArizonaDiversity.com
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HigherEdsJobs.com
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in Accounting or a related area with accounting course work AND one year of professional accounting experience; OR, five years of progressively responsible and diverse accounting experience and course work, which includes at least one year of professional accounting, in which a broad exposure to all areas of accounting and accounting principles, practices and procedures was acquired; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents