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Accounting Clerk III

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Accounting Clerk III


Campus Recreation



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Work Schedule:

  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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External and Internal


Salary is commensurate based on qualifications and relevant experience up to $40,000.


Funding expected to continue

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University Information:

The University of Texas at Arlington is located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan area that is home to over 7 million people, one of the fastest-growing tech economies in the United States, and a wide array of arts, entertainment, and cultural activities. UTA is a comprehensive teaching, research, and public service institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through scholarship and creative work. The University is committed to providing access and ensuring student success, and to a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization of discoveries by our community of scholars. With an enrollment of more than 40,000 students, UTA is the second largest in the University of Texas System. As a result of its combination of rigorous academics and innovative research, UTA is designated as a Carnegie R-1 “Very High Research Activity” institution. UTA ranks No. 4 nationally in Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list and is among the top 30 performers nationwide for promoting social mobility of its graduates (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). UTA is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and it has one of the top 5 most ethnically diverse undergraduate student bodies in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). Its approximately 270,000 alumni, including some who occupy leadership positions at many of the 24 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in North Texas, contribute to UTA’s $22.2 billion annual economic impact on Texas.

Furthermore, UTA is poised to experience widespread growth in the near future. The university recently launched the first phase of its RISE 100 initiative aimed at recruiting 100 new tenure-system faculty to amplify research standing and position UTA as a leader in key scholarly areas; more details are available at The successful candidate for this position will have the opportunity to join UTA during an exciting period of growth and contribute as the university broadens its impact.

Job Summary:

To provide varied administrative support, primarily maintaining accounting and payroll functions for the department. Responsible for the application of elementary and advanced bookkeeping principles to a variety of transactions in a central accounting system.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintains and reconciles departmental accounts.
  • Reviews and processes documents including purchase orders, vouchers, deposits, transfer of funds, and other departmental expenditures.
  • Designs and/or executes an effective system of internal controls concerning records retention, storage and destruction.
  • Assists in the researching, gathering and recording of financial data.
  • Assimilates and compiles data using independent judgment in producing final reports.
  • Acts as the unit liaison with other departments and with outside agencies and vendors.
  • Assists and cross-trains with Payroll to maintain time leave usage, employee records, worker’s compensation, training and annual appointments for the unit.
  • Preforms other duties assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with one (1) year upper-level administrative assistance experience or High School Diploma/GED with two (2) years of experience in accounts payable or customer service position; proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three (3) Years of increasingly responsible experience in accounts payable or similar position; proficient in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to work under pressure and deadlines.
  • Must maintain confidentiality and have the ability to maintain good interpersonal relationships with varied staff and supervisors.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Peoplesoft/UTShare experience is preferred.

CBC Requirement:

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to conduct a criminal background check on any applicant who is under final consideration for employment with the University.

EEO Statement:

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA or The University) to provide an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, and/or veteran status. The University also prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity, and gender expression. Retaliation against persons who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge of discrimination, or testify for, assist in, or participate in an investigative proceeding relating to discrimination is prohibited. Constitutionally-protected expression will not be considered discrimination or harassment under this policy. It is the responsibility of all departments, employees, and students to ensure the University’s compliance with this policy.

ADA Accommodations:

The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to 817-272-5554 or email

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