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Accountant, Associate

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Accountant, Associate
Department CAPLA Administration (1001)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

The College of Architecture, Planning & Landscape Architecture (CAPLA), also known as the Design College of Arizona, is the nation’s leader in sustainable design and planning for arid regions. CAPLA advances The University of Arizona as a premier institution devoted to environmental sustainability, entrepreneurialism, and health. As a professional college, CAPLA’s Core Mission and strengths are training architects, urban planners, and landscape architects to work effectively in our challenging local conditions and to easily transfer this knowledge to less extreme environments. As a campus leader in community engagement, CAPLA advances the University’s historic land grant mission through design and planning assistance to diverse communities throughout the state of Arizona, the region, and internationally.

CAPLA is seeking a new member of the College Business Service Center to provide financial and transactional support for the College’s faculty, staff, and students and will be responsible for a wide range of duties from reconciling Pcards to cash handling. The Accountant, Associate position will work under the supervision of the Business Manager and have excellent knowledge of UA policies and procedures as well as UAccess Financial transaction protocols. The successful candidate will be a dynamic, self- starting individual who enjoys working in a team environment and demonstrates strong organizational skills, attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy.

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!

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona, please click here.

The College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture supports the UA’s diversity and inclusiveness strategic initiatives designed to create an inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, and students. The candidate is expected to support diversity and inclusiveness efforts in the department and college.

Duties & Responsibilities

•Reconcile Pcard transactions and prepare monthly Pcard submittals to FSO; reconcile PCard bank statements. Ensure accuracy of transactions.
•Review and trace accounting errors and make necessary corrections.
•Prepare requisitions and purchase orders.
•Ensure funds are available before processing expenditures.
•Responsible for cash handling and check processing
•Manage College cell phone contracts and employee stipends.
•Prepare Transactions GEC, DI, SET, DV, Travel, PO’s using UACCESS.
•Prepare UA Foundation transactions
•Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications

•Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel and Word.
•Demonstrated ability to learn and understand University financial system.
•Skill in maintaining and reconciling accounting and financial records.
•Knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping practices and principles.
•Work within time constraints and deadlines.

Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or a related area with accounting coursework; OR, four years of progressively responsible and diverse accounting experience and coursework 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 University of Arizona business systems and processes.
•Excellent interpersonal, communication, analytical and problem-solving skills.
•Experience creating reports in UAccess Analytics.

Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Clerical and Office
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
FLSA Exempt
Posted Rate of Pay $29,443 - $43,062 Annually
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S24257
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Carmen Robles

Open Date 11/15/2017
Review Start Date 11/30/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
Quick Link for Internal Postings
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
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • 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 coursework; OR, four years of progressively responsible and diverse accounting experience and coursework 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. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents