Accountant

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UNT System Overview

Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. Over the past decade, combined UNTS enrollment has grown by more than 25 percent to nearly 44,000 students.

Posting TitleAccountantDepartmentSYS-Capital Assets-926130Job LocationDentonFull Time/Part TimeFull-TimeSalary InformationCommensurate with ExperienceDepartment Summary

The System Admin Controller department provides all accounting, reporting,
and service focused operations for all University of North Texas System
component institutions. The areas of responsibility include campus
accounting & reporting, student accounting services, accounts payable,
payroll, centralized external and internal financial reporting, and external
compliance related reporting.
The University of North Texas System is comprised of three member
institutions with four major locations: University of North Texas located in
Denton, TX, University of North Texas Health Science Center located in Fort
Worth, TX, University of North Texas at Dallas located in the Oak Cliff area of
Dallas, TX, and University of North Texas System located in Downtown Dallas,
TX.
This position is located at our Business Service Center at Woodhill Square,
just south of our flagship campus in Denton.

Position Overview

The University of North Texas System Controller’s department is seeking to hire an Accountant – Capital Assets to join our team. This position reports to the Principal Accountant for Capital Assets and performs routine (journey-level) accounting work. Work involves maintaining, preparing, posting, and balancing accounting and financial statements, records, documents, or reports. Capital asset responsibilities include recording the cost of newly acquired capital assets, tracking existing capital assets, recording depreciation, and accounting for the disposition of capital assets. This position works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance or a related field related field and two years of accounting experience; or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

•Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and procedures affecting the maintenance of accounting records and automated accounting systems.
•Ability to interpret and apply accounting theory; to work accurately with numerical detail; to analyze, consolidate, and interpret accounting data; and to communicate effectively.
•Experience working in one or more functional areas of accounting
•Strong working knowledge of applicable federal and state laws, and accounting practices
•Strong problem solving and analytical skills
•Ability to analyze, consolidate, and present accounting data in clear concise form

Preferred Qualifications

The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:
*Two or more years of capital asset accounting experience.
*Two or more years of experience in higher education finance.
*Knowledge of governmental accounting and GASB pronouncements.
*Knowledge of PeopleSoft Asset Management system.
*Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, Word, and Outlook.
*Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and procedures affecting the maintenance of accounting records related to capital assets and automated accounting systems.
*Effective written and verbal communication skills.
*Ability to work in a high volume, fast paced environment.

Required License / Registration / CertificationWork Schedule

Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5pm, overtime as needed

Driving University VehicleNoSecurity SensitiveThis is a security sensitive positionEEO Statement

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Classification TitleAccountantPhysical RequirementsLifting up to 25 pounds, Pulling , Pushing, Sitting, Standing, Walking, Writing, Grasp, Talk or Hear Job Duties

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Prepares financial statements, reports, schedules, and exhibits related to capital assets

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Prepares and/or processes capital asset journal entries.

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Prepares account reconciliations; researches and reconciles discrepancies between capital asset subsidiary ledgers and the general ledger.

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Prepares periodic analyses of capital asset schedules and prepares technical reports as required.

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Audits accounting and financial documents for accuracy and compliance with departmental policies and procedures and state and federal statutes.

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Classifies, codes, posts, and balances financial and accounting documents and records related to capital assets

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Maintains and reviews agency accounting records, such as expenditure, fund, appropriation, expense and revenue collection records, and ensures agency assets are accounted for properly.

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Maintains systems and controls necessary to provide accurate accounts of capital asset expenditures and account balances.

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May recommend improvements, adaptations, or revisions to the accounting system and develop and/or update accompanying procedures.

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Performs related work as assigned

Posting NumberS1222PPosition End Date (if temporary)Special Instructions to ApplicantsQuicklink for Postinghttp://jobs.untsystem.edu/postings/40072Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-3
    • 3-5
    • 5-7
    • 7+
  2. * What is your highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associate's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • Doctorate
Documents Needed to ApplyRequired Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter

 

 

 

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Posted: 10/16/2020
Application Due: 1/14/2021
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