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Accountant I

Company: University of Texas at El Paso
Location: El Paso
Posted on: January 27, 2023

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Accountant IJob ID: 9330Location: El Paso, TXFull/Part Time: Full TimeRegular/Temporary: $RegTempFLSA Status Exempt Posting End Date Open until filled. Salary $36,000 annuallyHours per Week 40 hour plus work week (may be required to work additional hours depending on business needs).Hiring Department Student Business ServicesRequired Application Materials A resume and a list of 3 professional references is required in order to apply. Please combine all documents in a single PDF file. Purpose of Position Reconcile general ledger accounts with various software, extract general ledger information, compile monthly reconciliation reports by applying principles of accounting to analyze financial information. Provide customer service to students, staff, faculty, employees and other constituents regarding tuition, billing, financial holds, and refunds. Comply with all State and University policies.Essential Functions Your natural ability to stay organized, actively listen, have strong communication skills, maintain confidential information and use excellent judgement is essential for this position. The variety of tasks and projects will vary daily and no day will be the same in this role. You will need to be a team member that can jump in, build relationships, take initiative to solve problems and deliver value driven results.Customer Service Assist students, faculty, staff and constituents by responding to incoming calls, emails and QLess. Audit student accounts, as needed, to ensure accuracy of charges/payments. Assist with reviewing tuition and fee assessments, tuition loans and payment plans to ensure accuracy. Other duties as assigned.Accountant Compile, verify, prepare and analyze monthly reconciliation reports to ensure that business transactions such as funds received/disbursed are accurately accounted for in spreadsheets and databases. Reconcile general ledger accounts with various software to compile reconciliation reports and balance sheets. Review, research and prepare narrative reports that explain findings and recommendations of inconsistencies in financial entries documents and reports. Determine proper handling of financial transactions such as bank wire transfers/ACH. Allocate expenditures, encumbrances, receipts and receivables etc. based on reports and schedules. Monitor compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and University policy and procedures. Assist with various special projects, as needed. Prepare purchase orders and vouchers; as needed. Other duties as assigned.In The First Week, Expect To Onboard, integrate into Student Business Services; meet your colleagues. Shadow team members to learn core operations and begin to understand SBS processes. Explore the current tools and resources and understand how they are currently used.In The First Month, Expect To Deep dive into the SBS accounting processes. Complete required training to gain access to Banner and PeopleSoft. Learn the different software that are utilized within our office. Understand the various accounting components impacting reconciliations such as detail codes, categories and cost centers. Begin to review, verify, analyze monthly reconciliation reports to ensure accuracy of business transactions. Begin to handle day-to-day customer inquiries in person, call, email or QLess.In The First Three Months, Expect To Compile, verify and prepare monthly reconciliation reports and balance sheets for designated cost centers. Reconcile general ledger accounts with various software to compile reconciliation reports and balance sheets. Determine proper handling of financial transactions such as bank wire transfers/ACH. Allocate expenditures, encumbrances, receipts and receivables etc. based on reports and schedules. Confidently handle day-to-day requests independently.In The First Six Months, Expect To Review, research and prepare narrative reports that explain findings and recommendations of inconsistencies in financial entries documents and reports. Monitor compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and University policy and procedures. Reflect on your observations since you started and identify where there are additional areas for improvement. Be viewed as a trusted resource throughout UTEP.Required Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Degree in Business Administration with 15 credit hours in accounting from four-year College or university.No prior experience required.Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.Preferred Qualifications Advanced experience in Microsoft Excel, Office software and able to learn and use institutional software systemsBachelor's Degree in Accounting Bilingual (English, Spanish)2-3 years of prior Accounting experienceWorking Conditions The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to feel and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and move up to 10 pounds.The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.EO/AA Statement In keeping with its Access and Excellence mission, The University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all. We seek to attract faculty and staff who share our commitment.The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or sexual orientation and gender in employment or the provision of services in accordance with state and federal law. Discrimination on the basis of sex includes an employee's or prospective employee's right to be free from sexual harassment under Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972.For accommodation information for employees and applicants with disabilities, please contact UTEP's Equal Opportunity Office at eoaa@utep.edu.To apply, visit https://zahr-prd-candidate-ada.utshare.utsystem.edu/psp/ZAHRPRDADA/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=2&JobOpeningId=9330&PostingSeq=1Copyright -2022 Jobelephant.com Inc. All rights reserved.Posted by the FREE value-added recruitment advertising agency jeid-ee7e24990a420042b7a2cd96e88b3528

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