Senior Accountant

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Posting Number:


Working Title:

Senior Accountant


Warnell For & Nat Resources

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:

The Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources prepares leaders in the conservation and sustainable management of forests and other renewable natural resources using the latest ideas and technology for real world applications.

College/Unit/Department website:

Posting Type:

Internal (PEP)

Retirement Plan:


Employment Type:


Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time:

Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

8:00 AM -5:00 PM, Monday -Friday

Advertised Salary:

$37 - $40K Commensurate with qualifications & experience

Posting Date:


Open until filled:


Proposed Starting Date:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

You must be a current UGA Employee to apply for this position.

This position will be expected to work fulltime physically in the office – telecommuting arrangement will not be entertained.

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

Classification Title:

Accounting Paraprofessional/Professional



Job Family:

Business And Finance



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:

At least 2 years of UGA Accounting, Payroll and Budget Management Experience with Peoplesoft Highly desirable.

Position Summary:

This position serves as the Senior Accountant in the Warnell Fiscal Office with wide-ranging responsibilities including accounting and purchasing for all our accounts, payroll functions. supervision of work study students, paying all invoices and process other forms of invoicing and payments, and other functions as listed in the duties section. PCARD

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

Considerable knowledge of accounting, budgeting, and purchasing procedures. Ability to compile, interpret, and audit financial reports. Excellent organizational and communication skills. Extensive computer experience in Windows environment including spreadsheets, wordprocessing, E-mail, and the Internet. A high regard for customer service while serving a diverse clientele of faculty, staff, students, and external entities. Ability to maintain confidentialit and handle multiple tasks simultaneously. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships as part of the fiscal office team and the larger University community. Peoplesoft experience is highly desirable.

Physical Demands:

Normal Office Environment.

Is driving a responsibility of this position?:


Is this a Position of Trust?:


Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?:


Does this position require a P-Card? :


Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? :


Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:


Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):


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.


Compile and distribute monthly budget status reports to faculty and staff for non-grant accounts and rectify overdraft situations. Interpret data within these reports as needed and provide detailed feedback. Prepare journal vouchers as needed to correct transactional errors.

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Serve as UGAMart requisitioner for all of Warnell, preparing purchase requisitions as requested by faculty and staff. Prepare payment requests for all invoices, non-employee, etc. Process Expense Reports for reimbursement of non-travel expenditures and petty cash. Utilize PCard to make purchases not available through other means. Ensure that purchases are allowable under UGA policies, within grant guidelines, and/or in accordance with study abroad and field studies approved budgets. Check that funding is available and rectify issues as they arise. Maintain an auditable electronic filing system for all documentation.

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Process payroll for monthly staff, including validating monthly payroll runs, submitting funding changes, and submitting express direct retros as appropriate.

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P-Card coordinator for several P-card holders in the Warnell School.

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Federal Work Study and Regular Student Worker Supervisor

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Other duties as assigned

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Job No:
Posted: 11/20/2020
Application Due: 12/3/2020
Work Type: Full Time