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Accountant

Company: University of Iowa
Location: Iowa City
Posted on: September 9, 2019

Job Description:

The Engineering Technology Center (ETC) in the College of Engineering has an opening for an accountant. The successful candidate will be responsible for tracking ETC revenue and expenditures, executing financial forecasting for ETC leadership, maintaining the ETCs compliance with University and granting agency regulations and policy, and assisting with procurement. This position also assists the College of Engineering Business Officer in support of College of Engineering financial operations.The ideal candidate for the accountant position will be a person who thrives in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities that are influenced by leading-edge research and academic pursuits.Job duties include, but are not limited to:Assist ETC leadership with development of financial models to predict impact of changes in funding and operations. Use independent professional judgement to identify trends and anomalies.Prepare unit funding model for purposes such as budgeting, financial planning and billing to client units.Work closely with ETC managers to plan, budget, and track the revenue and expenses associated with the work of their teams.Assist College of Engineering Business Officer with tracking, auditing, and reconciling expenses against budgets as needed, including special collegiate initiatives.Assist College of Engineering Business Officer with monthly budget reports for salaries grouped by faculty, staff, and graduate assistant by department.Assist College of Engineering Business Officer with coordination of budget process.Manage and conduct regular reconciliation of unit accounts to ensure accuracy, completeness, and conformance with University/Collegiate/Department policies and procedures.Monitor fund balances and perform financial analysis to explain variances from budget.Perform billing transactions for all services charged in support of unit operations; work with individual department business offices to answer questions and help them understand their costs.Prepare and validate rates for charges to ensure that they are in compliance with various granting agency and University costing guidelines.Have critical understanding of University policies and procedures and the ability to interpret and provide advice to customers and unit members.Work with the CTO and designated employees for annual review of Procuring IT policies and make edits as needed.Required qualifications include:Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or an equivalent combination of education and experience.Proficient in Excel.Ability to multitask and meet deadlines.Excellent written and verbal communication skills.Experience gathering and organizing data from a variety of systems/sources to perform a task.Possess basic knowledge of GAAP accounting standards.Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills.Desirable qualifications include:Experience in a higher education environment.Experience building financial models.Familiarity with University of Iowas Accounting Code Manual.To see a detailed list of job duties and to apply for the position, go to https://jobs.uiowa.edu and search Accountant in the Browse Jobs section, Admin/Professional tile. For questions or a detailed job description, please contact Sarah Lobb, Human Resources Administrator, Additional Information:The College of Engineering is one of 12 colleges at the University of Iowa, a premier public research university offering internationally recognized programs in disciplines ranging from otolaryngology to fiction writing, printmaking to space science, hydraulic engineering to dance. Iowa draws nearly 33,000 students from more than 100 countries and all 50 U.S. states, and employs 29,500 faculty and staff.The ETC) is a creative and innovative setting where staff foster cutting-edge research, provide support for a range of courses pioneering new teaching methods, and support the daily operations of a dynamic college.Beyond playing an integral role in the colleges mission, ETC employees are encouraged to have a healthy work-life balance and have access to generous benefits. These include flexible work schedules, professional development, a monthly vacation accrual of 16 hours (two days), and other excellent benefits that are competitive with private businesses. We encourage you to review our benefits summary here. The University of Iowa is committed to providing opportunities for faculty and staff employees to Build a Career - Build a Life. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.recblid 774vp1z7om7724vdhbd3abmlrwl69d

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