Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm
Job Summary: The Accountant II performs professional accounting duties for a specialized or complex assignment or functional area. Prepares, reconciles, and audits budgets. Completes journal entries. Prepares financial reports, invoices, schedules, or statements. Reviews, analyzes, and approves expenditures and determines fund balances. Ensures and evaluates compliance with applicable laws and University policies and procedures. May supervise or lead lower level professional accountants and other staff.
Additional Department Summary: The Accountant II assists the Director of Auxiliary Operations to organize and coordinate the services that fall under the financial umbrella of Housing and Residential Communities (HRC). Processes and performs all aspects of accounting for the department. Reviews reports. Submits ePAs for the department. Oversees all procurement functions for the department to ensure University purchasing guidelines are followed. Handles salary budgets. Reviews departmental budget reports. Performs financial reconciliations and report preparation for multiple organizations. Ensures business operations are streamlined, relevant, effective, and updated throughout the year. Oversees the student staff hiring process for the department as well as serves as the Alternate Hiring Manager and onboarding point-of-contact for professional staff. Has broad approval authority for purchases and budget adjustments. Supervises Accounting Assistant and Billing Coordinator for HRC. Completes required training and promoting a safe, hospitable, and respectful workplace. Holds staff accountable for completion of required training. Has personal accountability for financial reporting and responsibility for establishing, enforcing, and following internal processes and controls as outlined in UA policies and procedures.
Required Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or higher in Accounting, Finance, Business, or related field and two (2) years of accounting experience; OR Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Skills and Knowledge: Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills. Ability to independently make decisions, interpret policy, and solve problems. Proficient in Microsoft programs, particularly in Excel. Self-motivated. Ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage time effectively. Ability to work with staff on diverse projects and make sound decisions.
Demonstrated commitment to expand multicultural knowledge, awareness, and skills as evidenced through: demonstrating self awareness; understanding and valuing others; demonstrating knowledge of social inequalities; interacting effectively with a diversity of people; fostering equity and inclusion.
Preferred Qualifications: Intermediate/Advanced-level knowledge of Microsoft Excel (formulas and pivot tables). Comfort working with various business tools such as DocuSign, SharePoint, Office 365, web technologies, and Microsoft Power Platforms (Power BI, Power Automate, Power Apps). Banner, Concur, and buyBAMA experience. Ability to work collaboratively in a dynamic setting and an environment of constant growth and change. Ability to analyze and interpret complex data. Ability to research and prepare comprehensive reports. Ability to demonstrate tact, versatility, and adaptability. Ability to demonstrate a high degree of self-motivation and directional initiative.
Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.
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