Accountant, Senior, Department of Medicine

Location
Tucson, AZ
Posted
Sep 10, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

TheAccountant, Senior position plays an important role in managing faculty and staff salary allocations, reviewing and approving financial transactions, monitoring budgets, reconciling data, producing financial reports, and managing accounts for assigned Divisions. Theposition also provides post-award services related to grants management including the following: reporting, financial projections, account reconciliation, procurement, financial services, collaborating with principal investigators (PIs) and other research staff to ensure compliance withsponsor regulations, and sub award administration. The Accountant, Senior position is a key contributor to the success of the Department of Medicine’s Business Office team and its mission. 

  • Utilize UAccess to review and monitor departmental\grant\contract activity, budgets and balances for appropriate spending and compliance with various agency’s policies and regulations in addition to UA policies and regulations.
  • Provide explanations and recommendations for operational budget variances.
  • Request, review, process and/or approve day-to-day business transactions with accuracy, completeness and in compliance with University and University of Arizona Foundation policies and procedures.
  • Operationalize grants & contracts, ensure alignment with contract budget and scope of work as determined by the sponsor.
  • Reconcile and manage state, designated, gift, sponsored and foundation accounts as well as prepare financial reports for sponsors, PIs and Division Chiefs.
  • Reconcile payroll records, verify and monitor internal and external commitments, and create/manage funding plans.
  • Generate payment request in UAccess Employee for incentives.
  • Reconcile effort for UArizona and Banner faculty, prepare adjustments as needed.
  • Assist with annual UArizona All Funds Budget, UArizona Budget Rollover, and Departmental Fiscal Year End processes.
  • Communicate with multiple stakeholders to train and provide guidance on university/sponsor policy and procedure.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience 
Preferred Qualifications•At least two years working knowledge and experience interpreting University and University of Arizona Foundation policies and procedures. •At least two years of experience working with the University Financial Systems.•At least two years of experience working with Federal or State grants and contracts in a research or public service setting. •At least two years of experience reconciling state, discretionary, sponsored, and gift accounts.FLSAExempt Full Time/Part TimeFull TimeNumber of Hours Worked per Week40 Job FTE1.0Work CalendarFiscalJob CategoryFinanceBenefits EligibleYes - Full Benefits Rate of Pay$42,007 - $58,343Compensation Typesalary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE) Grade7 Career Stream and LevelPC2Job FamilyAccounting Job FunctionFinance Type of criminal background check required:Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive) Number of Vacancies1 Target Hire Date Expected End Date Contact Information for CandidatesKarena [email protected] Open Date9/1/2020Open Until FilledYesDocuments Needed to ApplyResume and Cover LetterSpecial Instructions to Applicant Diversity StatementAt the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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