Regular: A position which is considered essential for the effective long-term operation of the university. Persons appointed to this position will receive the privileges and benefits associated with regular employment status.
The Office of the Provost is currently seeking an accountant to perform general budget and accounting functions for University College and the Division of Continuing Education. Under general supervision of the Business Officers, duties involve the use of a variety of computer applications, including the use of various on-line accounting systems and Access databases.
Key areas of responsibility include:
Financial Oversight and Budgeting
Establish and maintain accounting controls over operating budgets.
Review and analyze expenditures and staff purchasing proposals for appropriateness and available funding.
Monitor departmental accounts for expenditures and credits on a monthly basis.
Coordinate year-end accounting close process.
Compliance with Policies, Regulations and Laws, and Operational Oversight
Monitor, develop and implement policies and procedures related to accounting and reporting standards. Communicate these policies and procedures to existing staff and train new staff. Review guidelines with staff that don't follow protocol.
Initiate original and correcting journal entries and process Budget Management allocations.
Financial Analysis and Planning
Prepare and distribute routine reports on a monthly basis.
Perform routine analysis on budget to actual expenditures.
Produce ad hoc and summary reports as needed.
The University of Iowa is a Big Ten Conference university located in Iowa City, a vibrant college community that provides affordable housing, quality K-12 education, and an active cultural community, all located within the scenic rolling hills of Iowa. Frequently named to several "Best Small Cities" lists, this community is a warm and welcoming place for visitors and newcomers alike.
The University of Iowa values diversity among students, faculty, and staff and believes that a rich diversity of people and the many points of view they bring serve to enhance the quality of the educational experience at the University of Iowa.
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A Bachelor's degree in business administration, accounting, or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
Some experience (typically 6 months - 1 year) in accounting, auditing, and/or budget management.
Demonstrates a working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and the ability to apply them appropriately.
Demonstrates the ability to process a high volume of information with a high level of accuracy and problem solving skills at a working proficiency level. Ability to work independently on projects as well as contribute in a team environment.
Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information and needs through appropriate communication methods and behaviors at a working proficiency level.
Demonstrates extensive knowledge and proficiency using all commonly used office support software including MS Excel and MS Word and a working knowledge of MS Access.
Some experience (typically 6 months or more) of university or college accounting/finance experience.
Demonstrates a basic knowledge of University of Iowa online financial systems and reports.
Demonstrates a working knowledge of internal audit processes, practices, and methods to ensure organizational compliance.
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical ce...nters and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.