Basic Position Information
Job Code: 2430
Title: Accountant II
Essential Personnel: N
Job Family: Financial Services
Job Sub-Family: Accounting, Budget & Finance
FLSA Classification: E
Job Grade: 15
Grade Min: $58,809
Grade Mid: $70,571
UHD Succession Plan: N
Criticality of Position: N/A
Career Ladder: Pre-Defined
Campus Security Authority: Y
Screening Committee: N
Motor Vehicle Record Check: N
The Accountant II prepares and processes financial documents and reporting. Compares and reconciles monthly transactions and other financial activities, researches and responds to inquiries. The Accountant II performs complex accounting functions.
- Compiles, analyzes, researches, reconciles and reports on ledger activities for assigned areas
- Researches and responds to inquiries and provides information to aide with problem resolution
- Researches and approves/creates regular and correcting journal entries, vouchers for the department and deposits
- Approves/researches/prepares monthly and year-end functions.
- Generates regularly scheduled reports/financials and submits as required to UHS/BOR, state or federal agencies;
- Performs research and analyzes data for annual reports including preparation of all schedules
- Participates in problem solving, trouble shooting, and testing the Finance, Student, and other appropriate systems, responsible for departmental website
- Reconciles student accounting system to finance system including annual set-up, coordinate with IT, budget, Student Business Services to resolve issues
- Serves as audit liaison with Internal and External Auditors and coordinating with departments to ensure audit deadlines are met.
- Performs complex financial tasks related to specific department
- Performs all other duties as assigned.
Delegation of Work:
- Bachelor's Degree in Business, Accounting, or a related field
- Minimum of four (4) years of related job experience
- None required
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Knowledge of the rules and regulations of the university as they pertain to the accounting function.
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; proficiency in using computer software, particularly MS Word and Excel, PeopleSoft, and Banner.
- Ability to meet deadlines; ability to adapt to changing priorities and deadlines; ability to use university applications systems and automated systems.
Work Location and Physical Demands
Primary Work Location:
- Works in an office environment.
- Work is performed in a typical, comfortable interior work environment which does not subject the employee to any unpleasant elements; individual has discretion in relation to walking, standing etc., and has minimal exposure to physical risks.
Position Specific Competencies
Commitment to Excellence - UHD
- Demonstrates a commitment to competently perform his/her job duties and responsibilities within established time frames.
- Continuously strives to improve work performance.
- Accepts responsibility for his/her commitments to the university.
- Contributes to the success of the university by consistently providing quality results in the performance of his/her job duties and responsibilities.
- Demonstrates high ethical standards of conduct in the performance of his/her job duties and responsibilities.
- Accepts responsibility for his/her actions.
- Respects and complies with department and university policies, procedures, and work rules.
Respect and Cooperation
- Treats others with courtesy, respect, and dignity in the workplace.
- Promotes cooperation through open and honest communications and consideration of others ideas, thoughts, and opinions.
- Takes responsibility to accomplish job assignments within reasonable deadlines.
- Willing to accept new projects and/or commitments.
- Does due diligence to complete projects within specified timeframes and/or fulfill commitments.
- Arrives to work on time prepared and ready to contribute.
- Willingly adjusts to changing work assignments or conditions.
- Open to changes in operational procedures, technology, and/or organizational structure.
- Views changes as opportunities for learning and professional development.
- Displays a positive attitude to encourage others.
- Promptly responds to changes in work priorities and/or unexpected circumstances or situations.
- Possesses required job skills and knowledge.
- Demonstrates the ability to apply those skills and knowledge to competently perform his/her job duties and assignments.
Focus on Customer Service
- Focuses on customer's needs and expectations. (Customers can be students, external constituents, employees, or university guests.)
- Respectfully ascertains customer's needs and determines appropriate response.
- Promptly responds by providing requested information, takes appropriate action, or refers customer to appropriate individual or department.
- If further actions need to be taken, advises customers of realistic timeframes for a response to their request.
- Follows up with customers on outstanding requests in a timely manner.
- Tactfully explains to customers why their needs and/or expectations cannot be met if the university does not provide the requested information or services.
Research and Analysis
- Applies knowledge and skills to collect and analyze relevant data and information.
- Assesses benefits and risks, and prepares comprehensive reports of findings.
- Submits recommendations for management's review and evaluation.
Computer/Automated System Proficiency
- Proficient in the use of university applications or automated systems to perform job duties.
- Complies with related policies, procedures, and work rules to maintain system security and data integrity.
Student Success Indirect Support
- Contributes to student success by assisting students with anything that supports their student experience, whether directly or indirectly.
- Helps students navigate their way through the different offices, programs, and services at the university and/or connects students with the appropriate party(ies).
- Connects students with services or resources that can help them with career exploration, goal selection, and ongoing academic assistance.
- Helps students build peer support networks.
- Encourages student participation in out-of-class activities.
- Provides encouragement and guidance to foster student success.
- Treats students with respect
- Maintains the learning environment to ensure quality and/or sound pedagogy.
This job description may not encompass all duties and responsibilities associated with the position.