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Accounting Specialist II - VC - Marketing & Communications

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

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Accounting Specialist II - Vc-Marketing & Communications

Regular Full-time, Market Range 05

The Office of Communications and Marketing at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, seeks applications for the position of Accounting Specialist II. The Accounting Specialist II reports to the Budget Director and serves as a vital member of the business and administrative support team. This is a regular, full-time, non-exempt position.

UT is the state’s flagship research university, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. As a land-grant university, the institution fulfills its access mission through a commitment to excellence in learning, scholarship, and engagement.

The Office of Communications and Marketing is dedicated to advancing the university’s reputation. Staff members support the institution’s mission and goals, promote its successes and achievements, inform and engage its stakeholders, and ensure the integrity of its brand. We craft audience-focused communications based on data, best-practices, and emerging trends. The division employs more than 50 full-time professionals across several cross-functional teams—Creative, Digital, Marketing, News, Special Events, Video, and WUOT 91.9FM.


Supporting the financial management of the Creative, Digital, Marketing, News, and WUOT Radio departments with responsibility for accounting and bookkeeping, including:

  • preparing ledger, payroll, and procurement card reconciliations
  • processing financial transactions (vendor payments, internal transfers, etc.) in the university accounting system
Providing additional accounting and administrative support to WUOT Radio, including:

  • managing relationships and contracts with Jazz Hosts and News Reporters
  • completing the annual Payment Card Industry Self-Assessment Questionnaire
  • advising on GL coding for Underwriting ACH / Credit Card payments
  • managing the ISDN invoicing & collection process from start to finish
  • supporting the Budget Director with the annual Corporation for Public Broadcasting Audit
Providing office-wide support for the entirety of the Office of Communications & Marketing in designated accounting and administrative areas, including:

  • researching, reviewing, and resolving accounting and policy related issues and questions
  • partnering with another Accounting Specialist on the 2-person receipting / depositing process
  • acting as a back-up for other members of the business support team for bookkeeping, HR, travel related, and administrative tasks



  • High school diploma / GED
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience
  • Knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping principles
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel)

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience with UT fiscal policies and procedures
  • Experience with UT accounting system (SAP/IRIS)

Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience.


The university offers a highly competitive benefits package that includes health insurance and retirement plans through the State of Tennessee, generous annual and sick leave accruals, longevity pay, tuition waivers and discounts, discounted athletics tickets, and more.

Application Process

A review of all applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. For full consideration, applicants must apply electronically through Taleo and submit a cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references.


Job: Other Admin Asst/Secr/Clerical
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-Knoxville
Organization: Vc-Marketing & Comm
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: May 21, 2021, 8:58:45 AM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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