Accountant | Wyant College of Optical Sciences

April 6, 2023
Posting Number req13979
Department James C Wyant Coll Optical Sci
Department Website Link
Location Main Campus
Address Tucson, AZ USA
Position Highlights The James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona is currently seeking applicants to fill an Accountant I position. This position is a critical part of the college business office. The position plays a pivotal role in managing faculty funding plans, account management, and monitoring budgets in a complex research and academic setting. This position requires great attention to detail. The successful candidate must be highly motivated and have the ability to work in a fast paced, team-oriented environment. This is an in-person position and all work is conducted on campus.

Please note: Federal regulations require that the incumbent be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident to be ITAR/EAR compliant.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Manage post award activity for research awards with specific terms and conditions. 
  • Provide monthly financial reports to faculty and actively engage with the faculty to discuss spending plans to ensure sponsored accounts are spent out according to the awarded budget.
  • Responsible for reviewing high volume operational transactions to ensure college compliance with University and federal policies. Multi-task, take initiative, manage time effectively, and be self-motivated to effectively work in a fast paced environment. Verify accuracy and completeness of expenditures and encumbrances; investigate any discrepancies and identify solutions.
  • Process operational transactions such as position distributions, payroll payment requests, salary expense transfer, service billings, cash receipts, general error corrections, etc.
  • Directly works with Admin Staff with any updates in funding changes for PI's, UA policy changes, financial trainings, etc.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Federal regulations require that the incumbent be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident to be ITAR/EAR compliant.
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field; or equivalent advanced learning attained through experience required.
  • At least 1 year of relevant work experience is required.
Preferred Qualifications  
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job FTE 1.0
Work Calendar Fiscal
Job Category Finance
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Rate of Pay DOE
Compensation Type salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)
Grade 6
Career Stream and Level PC1
Job Family Accounting
Job Function Finance
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Number of Vacancies 1
Target Hire Date  
Expected End Date  
Contact Information for Candidates Cyndy Barcelo
Open Date 3/8/2023
Open Until Filled Yes
Documents Needed to Apply Resume and Cover Letter
Special Instructions to Applicant  
Diversity Statement At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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