CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 4050
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Varies
The Accountant performs professional accounting and administrative work which assists in maintaining the University's accounting and budgeting functions and responsibilities and exercises independent judgment and discretion in planning and carrying out the details of work procedures and methods. The Accountant receives an occasional review, but work is primarily reviewed through normal accounting systems and audits.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Education: An Associate’s degree in accounting or a related field is required; a Bachelor's degree in accounting or a related field is preferred. An equivalent combination of years of experience and education may be considered for substitution of educational requirements.
Experience: At least one year of prior experience in accounting or a related field is preferred.
Skills: A high aptitude in accountancy and a good understanding of computers and their functions in accounting are required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Prepares required and assigned reports by compiling, researching and analyzing data.
2. Prepares monthly summaries and reports for internal use by compiling information and reconciling various ledger accounts.
3. Prepares journal entries for the general ledger and various subsidiary ledgers by compiling, researching, and analyzing data regarding updates needed.
4. Performs monthly reconciliations by reviewing the work of the accounting clerks and others to ensure their work is accurate and complete.
5. Prepares audit workpapers for internal, external, and agency auditors by researching and analyzing the data in the University accounting system.
6. Prepares audit workpapers for the fiscal year audit by researching and analyzing the year-to-date accounting information.
7. Assists in the preparation and construction of the University Internal Operating Budget by gathering information, analyzing financial data, and compiling the budget document.
8. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
9. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development seminars, and attending training and/or classes as directed by the supervisor.
10. Contributes to the overall success of the assigned office by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned, maintaining high levels of accuracy, maintaining a professional demeanor and appropriate levels of confidentiality, and providing excellent customer service.
The Accountant is supervised by an assigned supervisor and may supervise various clerical staff, student, and temporary employees.
OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES
REVISED OCTOBER 2022