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University Accountant 2, UCP 7

Apply now Search #: 494219
Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Fiscal, Accounting and Budget

JOB SUMMARY

Under the direction of a supervisor in the Accounting Office, performs complex accounting, auditing, budgeting and other fiscal analyses, in accordance with sound accounting practices and principles; and may be responsible for supervising specified accounting functions.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsibilities include: plans and installs general accounting systems and controls for a wide variety of complex accounts in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and with sound accounting practices; coordinates the analysis of financial systems including the Kuali Financial Systems (KFS), resolves system problems and implements changes, conducts analysis and reconciliations of complex financial systems and recommends improvements;  prepares and interprets financial statements to reflect condition of accounts for specified accounting periods, including the recording of accruals and deferrals for interim and year-end financial statements; monitors and reconciles general ledger accounts and subsidiary ledgers in KFS to identify problems of expenditures or obligations, determines most suitable accounting procedures for accounts, writes guidelines and resolves associated problems; analyzes, reconciles and controls accounts and operations to assure fiscal transactions comply with proper accounting policies and procedures;  works closely with other financial reporting staff in the finance area, as well as independently prepares complex reports and analyses, or coordinates and supervises the preparation of such reports, including annual and interim detailed financial reports; serves as a resource in interpreting accounting policies, regulations and statutes;  records daily and monthly journal entries, reconciles records and accounts, or directs and reviews such activities; performs related duties as required. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master's degree in accounting or CPA and 3 to 5 years of accounting experience; or Bachelor's degree in accounting and 5 or more years of progressively responsible accounting experience.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of sound accounting practices and principles.
  • Ability to work independently and resolve complex accounting problems.
  • Ability to write comprehensive reports and communicate effectively with a wide variety of university, government and banking officials and the public.
  • Strong working knowledge of Excel and other Microsoft applications.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Certified Public Accountant.
  • Experience in accounting and financial reporting for higher education and governmental institutions.
  • Knowledge of Kuali Financial Systems, Kuali Financial Datamart and WebFOCUS.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full-time, permanent position.  The University offers a competitive salary, and outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment.  For additional information regarding benefits visit: https://hr.uconn.edu/benefits-summaries/.

TO APPLY

Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #494219 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. 

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on January 21, 2020. 

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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