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Posting Number S02951P Working Title ACCOUNTANT Department Terry College Dean's Office About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department College/Unit/Department website Posting Type External Retirement Plan TRS Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Full/Part time Full Time Work Schedule Additional Schedule Information

8 AM-5 PM; Monday thru Friday.

Advertised Salary $34,000+ Commensurate with Experience. Posting Date 04/18/2019 Open until filled Yes Closing Date Proposed Starting Date 05/01/2019 Special Instructions to Applicants Location of Vacancy Athens Area EEO Policy Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Position Information

Classification Title Accounting Paraprofessional/Professional Pay Grade FLSA Job Family Business And Finance FTE 1.0 Minimum Qualifications

Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications Position Summary

This position performs professional level accounting work independently in the Terry College of Business. The position is responsible for approval of financial transactions relating to State and Income accounts and reconciliation of reports. This position exercises judgment in maintenance of accounting procedures for these accounts.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

· The ability to work under limited supervision
· Highly developed problem solving skills
· The ability to exercise discretion and good judgment
· Interpersonal skills including using tools such as instant messengers and e-mail.
· The ability to manage multiple projects and tasks at one time with efficiency, attention to detail, and a positive attitude.
· The ability to learn quickly and apply that knowledge effectively
· Skilled in Microsoft Office tools, especially Excel and Word.
· Knowledge of and the ability to effectively use QMF, Arrow, and IMS Systems
· Excellent organizational and analytical skills
· Leadership skills

Physical Demands

Working in a standard office environment.

Is driving required to perform essential duties outlined in this position? (This does not include infrequent trips) The successful candidate would have to provide proof that s/he has a valid driver's license when offered employment. Does this position have financial responsibilities? Yes Does this position require a P-Card? Yes Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? Yes Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



•Provide budget management of state, income, grant and UGA-Foundation accounts based on UGA/UGA-F policies/ procedures.
•Assist Business Manager with budgeting, accounting and bookkeeping for Academic and non-Academic Departments.
•Initiate and approve financial transactions relating to state, income and grant accounts. These transactions include Employee reimbursement and Payment request in PeopleSoft, UGAMart, etc.
•Final approver for financial transactions relating to state and income accounts for certain units.
•Prepare and review journal entries relating to state, income and grant accounts.
•Balance monthly status reports for multiple Departments accounts to Budget App (TCB’s financial system).
•Possess P-Card and ensure purchases comply with UGA’s PCard policy.
•Manage Dept. UGA-Foundation Chair accounts.
•Provide advice and make recommendations on deficit handling scenarios to Business Manager.
•Manage scholarship submissions for multiple Depts.
•Prepare and run reports relating to budget for dept. and unit heads

Percentage of time 50 Duties/Responsibilities


Administrative Responsibilities
•Participate in Academic and Non-Academic unit managerial meetings, providing advice based on financial and UGA policy and procedural knowledge.
•Coordinate and execute some administrative needs on behalf of Academic and Non-Academic units to include personnel, travel, procurement, contracts and accounting activities.
•Advise Academic and Non-Academic personnel on policies and processes of the University.
•Work with the Terry College Business Office, UGA Procurement, UGA Finance and Administration to research and resolve complex administrative issues.
•Maintain and manage complete and accurate administrative records.
•Exercise discretion and use security policies with confidential materials and information.

Percentage of time 35 Duties/Responsibilities


•Payroll processing and approval for state and income accounts.
•Initiate and approve aspects of Academic and Non-Academic payroll.

Percentage of time 10 Duties/Responsibilities


Other duties as assigned.

Percentage of time 5 Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Do you possess a valid driver's license?
    • No Response
    • No
    • Yes
Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References with Contact Information
Optional Documents




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    Posted: 4/19/2019
    Application Due: 5/11/2019
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