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Budget/Accountant, Associate (Phoenix, AZ)

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Application: The online application should be completed in its entirety. Blank or missed information may be considered an incomplete submission.
Letter of Interest: Should clearly indicate how your skills and professional employment experience meet the Minimum and the Preferred qualifications (if applicable).

References: Please list 3 professional references including address, title, phone and email address.

Position Details

Position Information

Title Budget/Accountant, Associate (Phoenix, AZ)
Department COM Phx Campus Administration (0659)
Location Greater Phoenix Area
Position Summary

The College of Medicine Phoenix Finance Office is seeking a full-time entry level professional to work with the centralized finance team for the College of Medicine-Phoenix Campus. This position supports the college budget administrator by performing a wide range of college transactions and reports. The duties to be performed require fundamental applications of budgeting and financial theories and principles. This position is in a complex, evolving, and fast-paced environment and therefore must be flexible and adaptable. This position reports to the Budget Administrator of the College of Medicine Phoenix Campus.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix anchors the 28-acre Phoenix Biomedical Campus in the heart of the Valley of the Sun. The College inspires and trains individuals to become exemplary physicians, scientists and leaders who are life-long learners and inquisitive scholars. We embrace professionalism, innovation and collaboration to optimize health and health care for all. The Phoenix Biomedical Campus embodies the University’s priorities of engagement, partnership, innovation, and synergy in its world-class academic and research initiatives, with clinical facilities throughout Greater Phoenix. The campus also houses the UA Colleges of Public Health, Pharmacy, and Nursing, as well as Northern Arizona University’s College of Health and Human Services, the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and the International Genomics Consortium.

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.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Prepares straightforward or recurring financial schedules or reports for management or outside agencies to reflect financial situation; assists Budget Administrator in more complex or specialized assignments.
  • Arranges different types of data into a variety of formats such as charts, graphs or tables for management comparison purposes.
  • Reviews reports and various data; investigates irregularities and reports to supervisor; makes adjustments and necessary corrective entries.
  • Analyzes transactions and documents procedures to ensure compliance with finance principles and university regulations.
  • Analyzes financial data and makes general interpretations and recommendations.
  • Reviews computer reports and investigates and reports or corrects inconsistencies and errors.
  • Performs data analysis and makes recommendation and adjustments as needed.
  • Keeps informed by researching and evaluating appropriate professional and related literature as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Knowledge of financial practices, procedures and generally accepted financial principles.
  • Skill in performing detailed numerical computations.
  • Skill in preparing detailed reports.
  • Skill in the use of computer hardware and software.
  • Ability to effectively communicate.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Entry level experience working with and analyzing budgets.
  • Experience with budgeting and accounting software
  • Intermediate level skill with Microsoft Excel.
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
  • Minimum of 2 years of financial reconciliation.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in higher education or government finance.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience with creating electronic budget reports.
  • Intermediate-level Microsoft Office skills.
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 $35,552 to $43,062 Annually, Depending on Experience
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S24525
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

College of Medicine-Phoenix
Office of Human Resources
COMPHX-HRServices@email.arizona.edu

Open Date 01/26/2018
Review Start Date 01/31/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant

Application: The online application should be completed in its entirety. Blank or missed information may be considered an incomplete submission.


Letter of Interest: Should clearly indicate how your skills and professional employment experience meet the Minimum and the Preferred qualifications (if applicable).


References: Please list 3 professional references including address, title, phone and email address.

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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

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  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. * Please confirm that you understand that this position is located in Phoenix, Arizona.
    • I understand that this position is located in Phoenix, Arizona.
  3. * 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