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Accounting Specialist III - Materials Science and Engineering

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN
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Jul 9, 2021

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Accounting Specialist III - Materials Science and Engineering

Regular, Full Time, Market Range 06


The Materials Science and Engineering Department in the Tickle College of Engineering at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville invites applications for a full-time Accounting Specialist III.

This position assists the Business Manager in overseeing the fiscal functions of the department. This position will also provide direction and assistance to faculty and staff for fiscal compliance along with granting agency guidelines and will address questions and concerns in a timely manner. The job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Input/review accounting transactions in IRIS
  • Ensures agency guidelines are followed on allowability of charges on awards
  • Assists with payroll reconciliation, deposits, procurement card processing, accounts receivable and accounts payable
  • Travel Processing for faculty, students and staff
  • Performs administrative functions, as needed

Minimum Required Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma
  • Minimum 5 – 6 years of accounting experience
Minimum Required Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of basic accounting principles
  • Effective communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Experience with spreadsheet, word processing, and presentation software (Microsoft Office)
  • Ability to prioritize, work independently, and work as a team member
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure with time-sensitive deadlines
  • Ability to work well with others in a diverse environment
Preferred/Desired Qualifications

  • Associates/Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or related degree preferred
  • IRIS experience is strongly preferred
  • Experience in higher education
  • Knowledge of University fiscal and travel policies
  • Knowledge of Uniform Guidance

Job: Other Admin Asst/Secr/Clerical
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-Knoxville
Organization: Materials Science & Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Jun 11, 2021, 5:55:05 PM


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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