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Posted: 2/3/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 58916BR

Job Description

Accountant Associate
Arizona State University
SFBO Budget & Accounting
Campus: Tempe

Job Description:
ASU, the largest state university and also recognized as the most innovative university 4 years in a row by US News & World Report, is committed to maintaining the most dynamic and productive learning experience in all of higher education. The University Technology Office (UTO) is at the forefront of developing IT platforms and tools that add value to the student experience. Reporting to the Executive Director, Strategic Finance and Business Office, and as part of the UTO, this Accounting Associate position will contribute to the effective management of finances. This individual will need to know how to look across the organization to provide comprehensive financial services as well as interface with the appropriate departments and stakeholders to instill confidence in the financial objectives so that SFBO goals are met. Besides this particular role, UTO offers a fast-paced, energetic, technically rich environment with many exciting career paths and opportunities to contribute toward a number of innovative initiatives.

This Accountant Associate is important in supporting SFBO’s goal to provide outstanding customer service. We do this by pursuing continual improvement in operational excellence. Our goal is excellence across the spectrum, from strategic planning to individual transactional processing, and everything in between. Our key measure of success is the ability to know and communicate UTO’s financial position today and five years in the future.

The Accountant Associate is responsible for entry-level professional detailed accounting assignments requiring knowledge of accounting theory and principles.

Salary Range:
Depends on experience

Close Date:

Essential Duties:
Prepares straightforward or recurring accounting schedules, statements or reports for management to reflect financial situation; assists higher level accountants in more complex or specialized assignments.
Arranges different types of data into a variety of formats (i.e., charts, graphs, and tables) for management comparison purposes.
Reviews fund and account reports; investigates irregularities and reports to supervisor; makes adjustments and necessary journal entries.
Records revenues, disbursements, expenses or other transactions by posting to records or ledgers; takes trial balances and prepares simple analyses and/or reports.
Analyzes transactions and documents procedures to ensure compliance with accounting principles and university regulations.
Analyzes accounting data and makes general interpretations and recommendations.

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:
Demonstrated knowledge of accounting practices, procedures and generally accepted accounting principles.
Experience in performing detailed numerical computations.
Experience in preparing detailed reports.
Evidence of effective communication, both verbal and written.
Experience in the use of computer hardware and software.

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 for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work.
Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds.
Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities, which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts.
Clearly communicate to perform essential functions.

Department Statement:
The University Technology Office (UTO) embraces its role as both an enabler and catalyst for advancing the vision and work of the New American University. We are a values-driven organization. Our commitments are reflected in all of the work we do in pursuit of operational excellence, the experience and delight of our community, and our strategic and innovation initiatives. Applicant must be eligible to work in the United States; ASU UTO will not be a sponsor for this position.

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.

Employment Verification Statement:
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.

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

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

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