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at Arizona State University

$48,000 per year
Posted: 8/26/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 54778BR

Job Description

Arizona State University
Financial Services
Campus: Tempe

Job Description:
Financial Services seeks an Accountant who: will process financial transactions, establish and adjust budgets and monitor compliance with University policy and procedure and generally accepted accounting principles; prepares accounting reports and statements such as forecasts and variance analysis; reviews monthly financial reports; prepares journal entries; reconciles accounts; processes and approves accounting transactions in the University's on-line financial system; conducts monthly reviews with University departments to assess internal controls; prepares spreadsheets using Excel and demonstrates effective verbal and written communication.

Salary Range:
$48,000 per year

Close Date:

Essential Duties:

  • Prepares accounting reports and statements, such as detailed cost and financial analysis, forecasts and variance analysis.
  • Monitors revenue and expenses for projects; ensures budgetary control and compliance with funding and reporting requirements, university policy, and standard accounting procedures.
  • Prepares Excel spreadsheets utilizing advance functions.
  • Assists in audits and prepares audit work papers.
  • Reconciles balance sheet accounts, cash, general ledger, and payroll transactions
  • Answers policy and practice questions
  • Prepares intricate journal entries and other accounting transactions for entry into a financial application.
  • Decides proper handling of financial transactions; approves transactions within designated limits.
  • Monitors compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and university regulations.
  • Keeps informed by researching and evaluating appropriate professional and related legal literature as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Accounting or a related field AND one (1) year of professional accounting experience; OR, Five (5) 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:

  • Evidence of a Bachelor's degree in Accounting.
  • Experience in preparing detailed financial reports and statements.
  • Experience in financial variance analysis.
  • Experience in using database software.
  • Experience in using Excel.
  • Experience in utilizing accounting software and performing account reconciliations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of GAAP and accounting principles.
  • Experience in a diverse, service focused environment.
  • Experience using automated on-line financial systems.
  • Experience using Microsoft applications.
  • Experience using automated on-line financial systems.
  • Experience in a high volume customer service environment.

Working Environment:
Work in an office setting and use office equipment (i.e., computers, printers, copiers, calculators, telephones)
Sit or stand for extended periods of time, travel moderate distances to perform work, use hands/fingers for repetitive motions
Communicate orally and in writing
Read-interpret written and oral instructions/directions
May require lifting of items weighing up to 25 lbs

Department Statement:
Financial Services serves the university community in a professional, accessible, customer focused, efficient and innovative manner by timely processing financial transactions and providing accounting, financial management reporting, financial system training and treasury management services.

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.

Applicant must be eligible to work in the United States; ASU Financial Services will not be a sponsor for this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

To apply please go to see Req Id# 54778BR

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