Accountant II

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University of Texas at Austin
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Austin, TX
recency icon Posted 09-10-2023

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Job Posting Title:Accountant II----Hiring Department:Extended Education Ventures----Position Open To:All Applicants----Weekly Scheduled Hours:40----FLSA Status:Exempt----Earliest Start Date:Immediately----Position Duration:Expected to Continue----Location:UT MAIN CAMPUS----Job Details:General NotesThis position is eligible for a hybrid Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA) (on-campus and remote work). FWA arrangements are subject to manager approval and may shift due to changes in business needs. This position is based in Austin, TX. While work can be done predominately remotely, the ideal candidate will have the ability to attend on-campus engagements 1-2 days per month.We strive to create a talented, inclusive workplace. To ensure alignment, we follow these fundamental core values: Service, Collaboration, Inclusivity, Excellence, Future-focused, and Integrity.Must be eligible to work in the US on a full-time basis for any employer without sponsorship.PurposeReporting directly to the Senior Financial Analyst and working collaboratively as a Central Business Service (CBS) team member, this position fulfills key strategic financial operations and reporting responsibilities and related activities in support of Extended Education Ventures (EEV) and Academic Affairs.The Accountant II's primary goal is to ensure accurate recording, examination, analysis, and reporting of financial data for Extended Education Ventures (EEV), Academic Affairs, and other various financial projects. You will work closely with various internal teams to reconcile revenue and expenses, produce financial reports, and support asset management.ResponsibilitiesAccounting- Reconcile revenue booked in various internal operational systems to university accounting records (DEFINE). Assist with maintenance of the EEV financial coding structure needed to reconcile. Process intradepartmental transfers, revenue and expense corrections, and other accounting entries. Reporting- Produce various financialreports in support of Academic Affairs and EEV units. This includes EEV and CSU programming reports, revenue and expense share reports, and ad hoc analysis and reports. Communicate with CSU contacts regarding documentation, information, and questions. Assist and respond to financial inquiries from EEV, Academic Affairs units, and other University back offices. A Data Analysis & Metrics team member in EEV, provide feedback on developing and maintaining key measures, dashboards, and associated reporting.Asset Management- Responsible for the annual inventory certification process by assisting and locating all tagged assets across the portfolio's units. Maintain documents of record for inventory, process asset transfers, and surplus equipment as necessary. Answer questions regarding inventory requirements, maintain annual computer refresh cycles, responsible for computer assignments for new and existing staff, and maintain computer peripheral inventory. Primary contact with LAITS for computer, equipment, and any inventory assistance.Support- Provide backupsupport for departmental deposits and payment request functions, transactions, documentation, purchasing, and travel. Ensure appropriate application of all departmental and University policies and procedures across EEV and Academic Affairs units.Team Collaboration- Participate as an integral member of the CBS team, collaborating on procedures, initiatives and goals in the areas of deposits, payments, accounting, inventory, and reporting.Other related duties as assigned.Required QualificationsBachelor's degree and a minimum of 2 years experience in finance, accounting, or related field. Experience working in a business service office and around associated functions (e.g., HR, Procurement, Accounting). Experience in transaction processing, planning, and reporting. Established analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills. Knowledge and understanding of general accounting procedures and practices. Strong attention to detail and reporting accuracy. Ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment. High-level communication skills, both verbal and written. Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel. Demonstrate core values as listed in the general notes section of the posting.Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.Preferred QualificationsMore than the required education and experience. One or more years of UT Austin accounting experience. Familiarity with UT mainframe and associated accounting/finance systems. Working knowledge of university accounting and procurement policies and procedures. Experience working with data visualization (e.g., Tableau) and reporting tools (e.g., Cognos).Salary Range$53,000 + depending on qualificationsWorking ConditionsMay work around standard office conditions.Repetitive use of keyboard at a workstation.Required MaterialsResume/CV3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisorLetter of interestImportantfor applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers:You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure thatALLRequired Materials have been uploaded. Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.Important for Current university employees and contingent workers:As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questionspresented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.----Employment Eligibility:Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.----Retirement Plan Eligibility:The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.----Background Checks:A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.----Equal Opportunity Employer:The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer,complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.----Pay Transparency:The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.----Employment Eligibility Verification:If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form. You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.----E-Verify:The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university's company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following:E-Verify Poster (English) (PDF)E-Verify Poster (Spanish) (PDF)Right To Work Poster (English) (PDF)Right To Work Poster (Spanish) (PDF)----Compliance:Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in HOP-3031.The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may access the most recent report here or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe Street, UTA 2.206, Austin, Texas 78701.