Accountant, Senior, Department of Finance (College of Medicine-Phoenix)

University of Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
USD 20.19 - 28.04 per hour
24 Nov 2020
25 Nov 2020
Job role
Experience level
Qualified accountant
Accountant, Senior, Department of Finance (College of Medicine-Phoenix)

Posting Number

COM Phx Campus Administration

Department Website Link
College of Medicine-Phoenix

Greater Phoenix Area

475 N. 5th St. , Phoenix, AZ 85004 USA

Position Highlights

The College of Medicine - Phoenix is seeking abright and ambitious Accountant, Senior with credentials in accounting and/orfinance to work closely with Directors of Operations in managing day-to-daytransactions, financial/data analysis, and financial compliance. As an integral member of the centralizedcampus finance team, the selected candidate will be expected to performprofessional accounting activities in a complex, evolving and fast-pacedenvironment and therefore must be flexible and adaptable. This position willwork independently and requires expert knowledge and professional applicationof fund accounting principles, practices and techniques in accordance with thepolicies and procedures of the UA and UA Foundation. The candidate will be responsiblefor assisting departments with inquiries related to document processing andprocedures, and providing professional accounting support. Professionaldemeanor, customer service, and teamwork are required for this position whilemaintaining sensitivity with confidential information. The incumbent must havethe ability to effectively assess and respond to customer needs and demonstrateskill in administrative team support.

As a cost-saving measure related to theimpact of COVID-19, Furlough and Furlough-Based Salary Programs have beenapproved by the Arizona Board of Regents. All new hires subject to the programswill be notified in accordance with adopted Furlough and Furlough-Based SalaryPrograms guidelines and will be required to comply with all measures. To learnmore about the programs and whether this position is affected, please

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 theemployee and qualified family members; and more!

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Performs complex accounting activities in accordance with accounting principles and standards to ensure the institution's financial transactions are in compliance with all relevant regulations, laws, and reporting requirements.
  • Performs accounting tasks of a difficult nature, requiring an experienced, professional knowledge of accounting principles and practices.
  • Reconciles more complex accounts and checks the accuracy of journal entries to ensure that the general ledger is accurate and complete.
  • 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.
  • Prepares difficult journal entries, maintains complex ledgers, reconciles and analyzes difficult funding sources and supports more active departments.
  • Reviews the preparation of various financial statements, records and reports compiled by lower level accounting support personnel.
  • Provides advice and training to assigned departments to ensure appropriate knowledge of university financial policies.
  • May be responsible for such complex projects as compliance reporting, funds flow with external partners, and other accounting related studies and projects.
  • May monitor the activities of subordinates.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience is typically required.

Preferred Qualifications

- Experience with UA policies, procedures, and systems: UAccess Analytics, Financials, Employee, and Research.

- At least 3 years of experience with university or government fund accounting.

- Proficiency in MS Excel, Access and Word.

- Excellent interpersonal, communication, analytical and problem-solving skills.

- Experience with recommending changes to processes and procedures and maintaining standard operating procedures.


Full Time/Part Time
Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week


Work Calendar

Job Category

Benefits Eligible
Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay
$42,007 - $58,343 Annually, Depending on Experience

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
College of Medicine-Phoenix, Office of Human Resources

Open Date

Open Until Filled

Documents Needed to Apply
Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant

Application: The online application should be completed in its entirety. Blank or missed information may be considered an incomplete submission.

Letter of Interest: Should clearly indicate how your skills and professional employment experience meet the Minimum and the Preferred qualifications (if applicable).

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.

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