Accountant - Entomology

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Accountant - Entomology


CAES Entomology

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.

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Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time:

Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM.

Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with experience

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Open until filled:


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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.

Position Summary:

This position is supervised by the Entomology Business Manager and will interact daily with faculty, staff, and students. The position is responsible for managing accounting, budgeting, auditing, payroll, and other financial or related functions to ensure the financial integrity of the Department of Entomology. The position is responsible for ensuring that accounting and payroll transactions are handled in a timely and accurate manner and that all transactions are processed according to UGA and State of Georgia policies and procedures. The incumbent will work across numerous departmental lines and must be able to work independently and efficiently.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

Knowledge of UGA systems
Knowledge of general office equipment
Strong organizational and time management skills
Excellent written and verbal communication as well as interpersonal skills.
Team-player with a positive attitude

Physical Demands:

Work at a computer for long periods in a dynamic and sometimes fast-paced environment. Some light lifting. Driving.

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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.


Assists Business Manager in maintaining departmental budgets and accounts. Prepares Budget Transfers, Budget Journals, General Ledger journal vouchers, AP journal vouchers in UGA Financial Management System (OneSource) when directed and following proper accounting procedures.

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Prepares travel authorization requests, travel expense statements, and check requests for travel reimbursement. Prepares electronic check requests for monthly and weekly bills. Prepares honorariums as needed for non-employee reimbursements.

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Prepares and processes payroll and leave requests for hourly (biweekly) payroll employees. This includes personnel actions, budget amendments, and reconciling/posting leave records for employees following approved practices and procedures.

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Assists new employees with paperwork necessary to be set up in UGA systems. Also assists terminating employees with paperwork required upon termination of employment.

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Process electronic purchase orders in UGAmart. Review and close purchase orders as orders are received and paid.

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Serves as backup to the Business Manager and other miscellaneous duties assigned to assist the Department Head.

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Posted: 2/12/2021
Application Due: 5/13/2021
Work Type: Full Time