Job accountant in Tucson, AZ at University of Arizona

Job Details

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Company University of Arizona
Company Website Hiring Organization
Company Address Tucson, AZ
Industry Colleges & Universities
Sector Education
Salary 51027 - 47356 USD per ANNUAL
Job Location Tucson, AZ

Job Description

Posting Number

Animal&Biomedical Sciences-Res

Department Website Link

Main Campus

1117 E Lowell Street, Tucson, AZ 85721 USA

Position Highlights

The School of Animal & Comparative Biomedical Sciences (ACBS), Division of Agriculture, Life & Veterinary Sciences & Cooperative Extension, is seeking a proactive and motivated professional for the position of Accountant I. The Accountant I is a full-time position, 1.0 FTE, working as a member of the ACBS business office team. The successful candidate will possess skills focused on contributing to the growth and development of the office and provide support with financial tasks including effective management of financial resources, including post-award support for the school of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences. This position reports to the Manager, Finance and Administration.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Performs complex accounting activities in accordance with accounting principles and standards to control the institution's financial resources and ensure that it complies with all relevant regulations, laws, and reporting requirements.
  • Reconciles more complex accounts and checks the accuracy of journal entries to ensure that the general ledger is accurate and complete. This includes the management and processing of various financial transaction documents on various accounts (state, foundation, post-award contracts and grant accounts etc.).
  • Performs monthly reconciliation and management of accounts consisting of designated, grant/contract, gift, foundation, state, and other funding sources, ensuring compliance with external sponsors, University of Arizona (UA), University of Arizona Foundation (UAF), and governmental policies and regulations.
  • Monitors and reconciles various transactions, such as PCard, travel reimbursements, disbursement vouchers and purchase orders.
  • Checks and analyzes financial information and prepares complex financial reports and accounting statements so that users have accurate and timely information for making financial decisions.
  • Account reconciliation and projections. Reviews accounts monthly using established department procedures.
  • Acts as a point of contact and consultant in the documentation of financials within a specific field of accounting (internal audit, budgets, general accounting, joint ventures accounting, joint ventures audit, marketing, taxation, or a combination of the aforementioned).
  • Works with faculty, PIs, and other ACBS staff to ensure fiscal and operational compliance with all relevant projects.
  • Provides post-award support and other financial tasks for sponsored contracts and grants. Duties include, sub-award support, reporting, financial projections, account reconciliation, procurement and accounting services.
  • Initiate transactions in UAccess Financials such as General Error Corrections (GEC), Distribution of Income and Expense (DI), Salary Expense transfers (SET), Transfer of Funds (TF) to move expenses to appropriate account or object code or fund accounts.
  • Initiate Request for Budget Change (RBC) in Budget & Planning portal.
  • Monitors compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and University, UA Foundation, and ACBS policies and procedures.
  • Communicates and coordinates with College HR liaison to prepare HR documents including staff recruitment, hiring and terminations, reviews and approves student and employee time-sheets, submits new student hire and designated campus colleague (DCC) transactions, participates in the interviewing process and selecting new staff, payroll, position funding changes, payment requests, supplemental compensation, vacation/sick adjustments, and position budgeting.
  • Serves as a delegate for the Manager of Finance and Administration in approving daily financial transactions.
  • Transfer funds from Foundation accounts when needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through experience required.
  • One (1) year of relevant work experience required.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Two or more years of experience working with accounting principles.
  • Previous experience working with sponsored contracts and grants.


Full Time/Part Time
Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week


Work Calendar

Job Category

Benefits Eligible
Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay
$47,356 - $51,027 DOE

Compensation Type
salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)


Career Stream and Level

Job Family

Job Function

Type of criminal background check required:
Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies

Target Hire Date

Expected End Date

Contact Information for Candidates
Leah Chavez

Open Date

Open Until Filled

Documents Needed to Apply
Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant

Diversity Statement
At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Job Location

Tucson, AZ

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