Senior Accountant

Job description

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 Title:

Senior Accountant


SYS-Capital Assets-926130

Job Location:


Full Time/Part Time:


Salary Information:

Commensurate with Experience

Department 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,
This position is located at our Business Service Center at Woodhill Square,
just south of our flagship campus in Denton.

Position Overview:

Senior Accountant/Analyst reports to the Principal – Capital Assets. This position performs highly complex (senior level) fixed asset and project accounting reporting. The position is responsible for developing, interpreting, and applying the Company’s fixed asset policies and providing support to the company’s upper management.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance or a related field related field and three years of accounting experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Knowledge of financial administration and fiscal accounting; of governmental accounting; of budget control methods, policies, and procedures; and of laws and regulations pertaining to fiscal operations.
• Thorough knowledge of accepted accounting practices, legal statutes, and policy and procedure affecting financial record keeping
• Ability to direct accounting programs, to budget funds, to set up accounting systems, to interpret laws and regulations, to apply accounting theory, to communicate effectively, and to supervise the work of others.
• Skill in the use of office equipment, computers, and associated software applications.
• Effective communications skills both orally and in writing.
• Critical thinking skills.
• Ability to analyze, consolidate, and present accounting data in clear concise form
• Demonstrated ability in coordinating and supervising the work of others

Preferred Qualifications:

•3-5 years of fixed asset accounting, financial analysis, and accounting experience.

•Ability to work in high-volume, fast-paced environment.

•Strong verbal and written communication skills

•Extensive experience with PeopleSoft Fixed Assets and General Ledger

•Strong proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, including advanced functions

Work Schedule:

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

Driving University Vehicle:


Security Sensitive:

This is a security sensitive position

EEO 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 Title:

Senior Accountant

Physical Requirements:

Lifting up to 25 pounds, Writing, Grasp, Talk or Hear


Create amortization schedules and capital/operating lease reviews.


Create journal entries to reclass fixed assets from expense to correct general ledger account.


Reviews and updates the detailed schedule of fixed assets and accumulated depreciation.


Responsible for the accounting for acquired assets and dispositions


Researches, develops, and implements fixed asset policies and guidance in conjunction with the Company policies


Prepares audit schedules relating to fixed assets and assist the auditors in their inquiries.


Other duties as assigned by management


Conduct periodic reviews of the fixed asset schedule to determine dispositions.


Prepare audit schedules relating to fixed assets, and assist the auditors in their inquiries.


Review and preparation of monthly financial statements.


Reconcile specific general ledger accounts.


Examples of Work:
•CANNS Report
•Account analysis
•Capital Lease Review
•Performs related work as assigned

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Job No:
Posted: 11/29/2020
Application Due: 2/27/2021
Work Type: Full Time