Edinburg, TX
Sep 17, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Details

Position Information

Posting NumberSRGV4023Working TitleACCOUNTANT IIINumber of Vacancies1LocationEdinburg, Texas DepartmentFinancial Services-ComptrollerFTE1.0FLSAExemptScope of Job

To perform highly skilled work involving immediate supervision of a major area of an accounting system or other large business area. Responsibilities include the application of advanced accounting knowledge and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the preparation of a variety of complex, regular and special financial reports and statements.

Description of Duties

•Assumes direct responsibility for daily operations of a major section of an accounting system or large business area.
•Assists in the development and implementation of goals, policies, priorities and procedures related to financial management, budget, accounting and payroll functions.
•Coordinates the activities of assigned employees to achieve maximum efficiency.
•Initiates, designs, and implements accounting procedures and controls for subsystems within each major section.
•Assigns various duties to employees within a major section and is directly responsible for their performance.
•Researches and recommends solutions to problems which arise in the daily course of business.
•Identifies and resolves problems and inconsistencies, determine appropriate corrective actions and procedures.
•Projects future needs and requirements for the assigned area.
•Provides expert knowledge and guidance in preparing the monthly financial report, the comprehensive annual financial report, various cost reports, and special projects as required.
•Reviews changes in University of Texas System Administration or other governmental agency regulations, and is responsible for ensuring that the accounting system is in compliance with these regulations.
•Keeps up to date with accounting principles and any other federal, state, UT System or applicable accounting changes.
•Approves vouchers, claims, payrolls, and other documents for processing.
•Interviews prospective employees and makes recommendations as to their suitability for employment.
•Reviews and studies accounting procedures, and suggests and/or assists in developing more efficient procedures and methodologies.
•Other duties may be assigned.

Supervision Received

General direction from assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given

Supervises assigned support staff.

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Economics, Management or related field from an accredited University.

Preferred Education




Required Experience

Three (3) years’ of accounting experience.

Preferred Experience

The above required experience acquired in Higher Education.


Personal computer and related spreadsheet and database software. Use of standard office equipment.

Working Conditions

Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Office Environment; some travel and weekend work may be required.


Ability to work effectively in team environment.

Physical Capabilities


Employment CategoryFull-TimeMinimum SalaryCommensurate with ExperiencePosted SalaryCommensurate with ExperiencePosition Available Date07/10/2019Grant Funded PositionNoIf Yes, Provide Grant Expiration Date Posting Detail Information

EEO Statement

UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

*Date of Birth

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

If you have any questions, please visit our Careers site at for detailed contact information.

Additional Information

UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.

Quick Link Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a current UTRGV employee?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you now, or previously, employed by The University of Texas System or any of its institutions?
    • Yes - I currently am employed by the UT System or its institutions
    • Yes - I have previously been employed by the UT System or its institutions
    • No - I have never been employed by the UT System or its institutions
  3. * Please select your highest level of completed education.
    • 6th grade education
    • 10th grade education
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Associates Degree, Technical, or Trade School Degree/Certification or 60 Hours of College Hours
    • Bachelors Degree from an accredited university
    • Masters Degree from an accredited university
    • Ph. D. or other terminal degree from an accredited university
    • None of the above
  4. * Please provide the field of study for your education:

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please indicate the number of years of full time work experience you have directly related to the position in which you are applying for:
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1 year
    • 2 years
    • 3 years
    • 4 years
    • 5 years
    • 6 years
    • 7 years
    • 8 years
    • 9 years
    • 10 years
    • Over 10 years
  6. * Do you meet the minimum requirements for this position?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Reference Letter 1
  5. Reference Letter 2
  6. Reference Letter 3
  7. Certifications and Licenses
  8. Training Certificates
  9. Other Document
  10. List of 3 References
  11. Unofficial Transcripts 2
  12. Unofficial Transcripts 3
  13. Letter of Interest
  14. Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
  15. Additional Document

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