Accountant 1

Job description

Hyde Park Campus

80643 Financial Services

About the Unit
The primary goal of Financial Services is to support the core mission of the University through exemplary fiscal stewardship. Our services and programs are geared toward providing our customers outstanding response and service while fulfilling compliance and fiduciary obligations. Among many duties, Financial Services has responsibility for accounting and financial reporting; cash, endowment, and debt management; payroll; sponsored award accounting; and purchasing and paying for goods and services.

Job Information

Job Summary:

Under direct supervision, performs a variety of reconciliation and routine operating account activities which require basic knowledge of accounting theories and principles.


  • Perform data entry and balancing of cash receipts records for bank reconciliation purposes.
  • Reconcile results of University receipt bank accounts/Financial Accounting System (FAS), investigate, and work with key departments to resolve discrepancies.
  • Process monthly banking transfers in FAS.
  • Process new petty cash requests, maintenance and closures, including initiating and monitoring the status of the annual petty cash certification process.
  • Create and distribute unclaimed property notification memos to campus.
  • Perform periodic maintenance on FAS accounts, as requested by campus.
  • Manage offsite storage requests for Financial Services.

  • Ability to communicate accounting and financial information clearly and concisely
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Analytical and problem solving skills

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience, or Certifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or related field required

  • 1-2 years office experience preferred

Required Documents:

All required documents must be submitted to be considered for this position
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Reference list

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours


Job is Exempt?

Drug Test Required?

Does this position require incumbent to operate a vehicle on the job?

Health Screen Required?

Posting Date

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Posting Statement:

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Full time

About Us
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We empower individuals to challenge conventional thinking in pursuit of original ideas. Students in the College develop critical, analytic, and writing skills in our rigorous, interdisciplinary core curriculum. Through graduate programs, students test their ideas with UChicago scholars, and become the next generation of leaders in academia, industry, nonprofits, and government.

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Job No:
Posted: 12/22/2018
Application Due: 2/20/2019
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