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.

Responsibilities

  • 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.

Qualifications

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.


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