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Accountant Associate (Business Operations) - Tempe campus
Arizona State University
Business Operations 
Campus: Tempe 
Requisition Id# 34997BR 

Salary Range: 
To be determined 

Close Date: 

Job Description: 
Facilities Development and Management, Business Operations, seeks an Accountant Associate to perform entry-level professional detailed accounting assignments under the direction of the Business Manager Senior.
Essential Duties
The Accountant Associate will assist Accountants with a wide range of accounting activities.
•Process various types of vendor payments, purchase orders, and check deposits for the Business Manager Senior or as directed by the Accountants.
•Prepare detailed reconciliations of accounts and P-Card transactions.  Process online purchases using departmental purchasing card.
•Maintain detailed records, document logs, and track purchases.
•Data entry using on-line financial systems and Excel spreadsheets.
•Provide weekly and/or monthly reports in a timely manner to be reviewed by the Business Manager Senior or Accountants.
•Prepare various journal entries.
•Participate in all fiscal year end processing and meet deadlines accordingly.
•Set up departmental meetings to include scheduling a conference room and designated call in number for conference calls as needed.
•Approve transactions within designated limits.
•Monitor compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and university polices.
•Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, co-workers, and other interested constituencies both internal and external to the university.
•Develop customer service relationships with other campus departments and central administrative offices.
•Utilize excellent organizational and time management skills to prioritize multiple projects when faced with frequent interruptions and fluctuating workload with attention to detail.
•Maintain professional accounting knowledge by attending professional development training as assigned.
•Effective written and verbal communication skills.

Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 5:00PM 

Minimum Qualifications: 
Bachelor's degree in Accounting or a related field; OR, Four (4) years professional accounting experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
Desired Qualifications: 
•with fund/government accounting
•in reconciling P-Card Transactions
•with on-line financial systems (Advantage, Data Warehouse, etc.)
•in preparing detailed financial/tracking
•in processing financial transactions (i.e., general ledger, track purchases, make payments, detailed reconciliations, auditing transactions, journal entries, cash/check deposits)
•in fiscal year-end processes

Demonstrated Knowledge of•MS Office (i.e. Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook)
Working Environment
•Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse
•Required to stand/sit for varying lengths of time and travel moderate distances to perform work
•Regular use of standard office equipment including, but not limited to: computer workstation/laptop (keyboard, monitor, mouse), printer, fax, calculator, copier, telephone and associated computer/technology peripherals
•Drives University vehicles
Department Statement: 
Facilities Development and Management measures performance expectations and seeks candidates who are aware of, participate in, and encourage team support of Arizona State University's sustainability programs.  The University has made an institutional commitment to lead by example through the sustainable operations of its campuses.  By demonstrating exemplary practices and sharing solutions, ASU stimulates changes in individual, institutional, and corporate behaviors to create a more sustainable world.

ASU offers tuition waiver (to include yourself, spouse and dependents), paid vacation and holidays, excellent benefit package, employee training and development opportunities, and an employee assistance program.

This position is located at the University Services Building, 1551 S. Rural Road, Tempe, AZ (on Rural Road south of Apache Blvd).

Must possess a valid Arizona driver's license upon employment and maintain throughout employment.  A Department of Motor Vehicle search will be conducted.  Post-offer of employment, selected candidate must possess an acceptable driving record which is 5 or fewer points in the most recent 39 month period from date of hire.

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of all background, including fingerprint checks.

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.
ASU Statement: 
Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 90,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit

AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.
ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. 

Background Check Statement: 
ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check. 

Fingerprint Check Statement: 
This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check. 

Instructions to Apply: 
Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

Work reference history information for 3 current and/or former supervisors will be requested at time of interview.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

Facilities Development and Management at ASU employment requires current eligibility to legally work in the United States.

To apply please go to click "External Applicant" under Staff job opportunities, see Req Id# 34997BR

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