SR ACCOUNTANT

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Posting NumberS05179PWorking TitleSR ACCOUNTANTDepartmentEcology Dean's OfficeAbout 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 (http://www.uga.edu/). 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/DepartmentCollege/Unit/Department websitePosting TypeInternal (PEP)Retirement PlanTRSEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleFull/Part timeFull TimeWork ScheduleAdditional Schedule Information

M-F, 8a-5p. Very rarely working outside of these of hours to meet deadlines

Advertised Salary$33,000 - $37,000Posting Date09/02/2020Open until filledYesClosing DateProposed Starting Date10/01/2020Special Instructions to Applicants

May need to conduct interview via Zoom therefore, must have resources to do so

Location of VacancyAthens 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. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

Classification TitleAccounting Paraprofessional/ProfessionalFLSANon-ExemptJob FamilyBusiness And FinanceFTE1.00Minimum 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 QualificationsPosition Summary

This position is considered a hands-on position that is responsible for all departmental level accounting including, but not limited to, purchasing, travel authorizations, UGA and Foundation payment requests, reimbursements, UGA and Foundation scholarship requests, GL journals, internal and external invoicing, and assisting with the budgeting of funds. This position also assists with reconciling accounts and preparing monthly reports for all account holders. This position will also follow up with internal and external entities to resolve issues, as needed. This position will also liaise with UGA’s Office of Sponsored Project Administration, working directly with the Admin Manager and AFD. The position is responsible for providing direction for the post-awarding activities, such as monitoring grant awards for accuracy and compliance with standards and providing post-award guidance, audits and close outs. The incumbent will also partner with the Admin Manager to process and review all activities associated with bi-weekly payroll. This person will also assist the Admin Manager with Field Study and Study Away finance needs.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

• Coordinate and manage multiple competing projects in an organized, efficient manner by prioritizing tasks to meet deadlines.
• Knowledge of budgetary theory, principals and practices; knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to departmental budget and accounting practices
• Attention to detail
• Interpersonal and teamwork skills to successfully work with diverse groups in an academic environment
• Interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to interact with a variety of personalities at all levels, exercising tact, confidentiality, sound judgment, diplomacy, and flexibility to promote positive working relationships and job effectiveness.

Physical Demands

Sit at computer for long periods of time; Drive, walk, ride bus or other to deliver materials across campus

Is driving a responsibility of this position?YesIs this a Position of Trust?YesDoes this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?YesDoes this position require a P-Card? YesIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? YesDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?NoDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)YesCredit 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.

Duties/Responsibilities

Duties/Responsibilities

-Front line position for PO requests, travel authorizations, GL journals, internal and external invoicing, budgeting of funds; UGA and Foundation payment requests, reimbursements, and scholarship requests, and other finances, as appropriate.
-Follow up with internal and external entities to resolve issues, as needed.
-Serve as Pcard holder for the Odum School of Ecology.

Percentage of time50Duties/Responsibilities

Assist the Admin Manager with Field Study and Study Away finance needs.

Percentage of time10Duties/Responsibilities

Reconcile accounts on a monthly basis and preparing monthly reports for all account holders.

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-Serve as liaison with UGA’s Office of Sponsored Project Administration, working directly with the Admin Manager and AFD.
-Responsible for providing direction for the post-awarding activities, such as monitoring grant awards for accuracy and compliance with standards and providing post-award guidance, audits and close outs.

Percentage of time10Duties/Responsibilities

Serve as a partner with the Admin Manager to process and review all activities associated with bi-weekly position management and payroll.

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-Assist, as needed, with the daily operations of the front office.
-Maintain working knowledge of UGA policies and procedures.
-Other duties as appropriate.

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  2. * Do you possess a valid driver's license?
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