Accounting Specialist

University Of Tennessee Knoxville , TN 37902

Posted 2 months ago

Accounting Specialist

The Department of Geography & Sustainability invites applications for a full-time, non-exempt Accounting Specialist position. Reporting to the Business Manager, the Accounting Specialist is a vital member of the department's administrative and leadership team.

This position provides essential financial services for the Geography & Sustainability programs and performs a variety of financial duties in the areas of general ledger accounting, financial reporting of account balances, reconciliation of multiple accounts, budget preparation, and payroll.


  • Maintain accounting records for grants and contracts, cost centers, course fees, and gift accounts.

  • Review, analyze, and verify financial documents to determine the appropriate adherence to University fiscal policies and federal, state, local, and private agency guidelines.

  • Provide solutions and make decisions based on interpretation of basic accounting principles, established methods and precedents.

  • Reconcile monthly financial ledgers, procurement cards, and distribute charges/credits to designated financial accounts in IRIS.

  • Process time entry in IRIS for biweekly and monthly payroll.

  • Post accounting transactions in IRIS such as invoices, transfers, and consultant payments.

  • Assist the Business Manager with preparation of annual budgets and personnel documents.

  • Gather, maintain, and interpret data for reports.

  • Maintain open communication and collaboration within the department's administrative and leadership team.


Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED plus 4-5 years of accounting experience.

  • Knowledge of general business practices and basic accounting skills.

  • Ability to learn new procedures.

  • Knowledge of financial systems and ability to develop and maintain regular reports from a financial/accounting system.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to prioritize work while meeting multiple deadlines.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Associates degree in accounting/business related field.

  • Excellent computer skills.

  • Knowledge of IRIS/SAP, Marketplace, Concur, ARGOS.

  • Knowledge of business practices, accounting rules, regulations, policies and procedures in Higher Education.

  • Ability to analyze and interpret financial data for post awards, course fee revenue, gift accounts, and cost centers.

  • Skill in managing simultaneous deadlines and working in a team-oriented environment.

  • Ability to take initiative, interpret fiscal policy, and make decisions with established methods.

  • Ability to work both independently and on collaborative projects.

To Apply:

Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled. For full consideration, applicants must provide a resume, cover letter, and a minimum of three references. All applicants must apply online through the Taleo application system to be considered for this position.

icon no score

See how you match
to the job

Find your dream job anywhere
with the LiveCareer app.
Mobile App Icon
Download the
LiveCareer app and find
your dream job anywhere
App Store Icon Google Play Icon

Boost your job search productivity with our
free Chrome Extension!

lc_apply_tool GET EXTENSION

Similar Jobs

Want to see jobs matched to your resume? Upload One Now! Remove
Accounting Specialist

UT Federal Credit Union

Posted 2 weeks ago

VIEW JOBS 7/31/2022 12:00:00 AM 2022-10-29T00:00 <p>Job Title- Accounting Specialist</p><p>Location- UT Federal Credit Union corporate office. Not remote.</p><p>SUMMARY:</p><p>Responsible for all administrative functions relating to accounts payable to serve members and accurately record transactions. Perform accounting duties necessary to maintain accurate accounting records and service to members. Provide assistance to other departments as needed.</p><p>ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.</p><ul><li><p>Receives, processes, and pays employee reimbursements/per diem and vendor invoices, scans invoices to Synergy, sets up new vendors when necessary.</p></li><li><p>Reconciles the corporate accounts daily, making sure all items clear in a timely manner.</p></li><li><p>Manages cash transfers between corporate accounts to maintain the highest rate of return on investment while not going on loan with the corporates.</p></li><li><p>Processes both outgoing and incoming wire transfers.</p></li><li><p>Receives communication from Corporate One regarding unreadable images and instructs the branches to rerun the checks or send to Corporate One for collection.</p></li><li><p>Maintains the fixed asset and prepaid general ledger accounts, sets up purchased items to depreciate/amortize over a specific time-frame, runs the depreciation posting program monthly, and balances the general ledger accounts. Performs write-off of fixed assets as necessary.</p></li><li><p>Prepares monthly reconciliations for all assigned general ledger accounts.</p></li><li><p>Processes collection of foreign items.</p></li><li><p>Prepares annual personal property reports and pays real and personal property taxes for each branch.</p></li><li><p>Reviews 1099 NEC Income for vendors annually.</p></li><li><p>Processes and posts appropriate GL entries as needed.</p></li><li><p>Performs the daily work of other accounting staff in their absence.</p></li><li><p>Provides informative answers to questions posed by employees in several areas of the credit union.</p></li><li><p>Abides by the Service Standards established by the credit union.</p></li><li><p>Performs other duties and tasks as might be assigned from time to time.</p></li></ul><p>PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:</p><p>Maintain balanced records, reconcile exception items, and complete all accounting, administrative, and clerical requirements in a timely manner. Maintain documentation that provides for an easy audit trail. Professional appearance and attitude, works as a team member.</p><p>QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:</p><p>To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.</p><p>EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:</p><p>Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance from a college or university; and 2 - 4 years related experience.</p><p>LANGUAGE SKILLS:</p><p>Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to members, clients, and other employees of the organization.</p><p>MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:</p><p>Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.</p><p>REASONING ABILITY:</p><p>Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.</p><p>CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:</p><p>None required.</p><p>OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:</p><p>Ability to operate office equipment such as: fax machine, photocopier, typewriter, personal computer, adding machine, telephone, and laser printer. Understanding of credit union's core processing system in order to process both accounting and member service transactions. Must have a functional understanding of Excel.</p><p>PHYSICAL DEMANDS:</p><p>The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.</p><p>WORK ENVIRONMENT:</p><p>The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but may increase moderately when printer operation is activated.</p><br> UT Federal Credit Union Knoxville TN

Accounting Specialist

University Of Tennessee