Accounting Specialist

University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture - Little Rock, AR5.0

Full-time
Summary
The Accounting Specialist is responsible for providing operational support in the Budget & Financial Reporting functional area by gathering, analyzing, and preparing data; creating related reports and documentation; and providing technical assistance related to the institution’s budget and financial reporting requirements, position control, and fixed asset tracking and accounting processes to management and internal clients. This position will also have general accounting duties that may require learning and performing additional duties to provide operational support for other key functional areas in Financial Services as assigned, including Payroll, Procurement, Cash Management, Accounts Payable, and Accounts Receivable.

Job Duties

Budget & Financial Reporting:
The Accounting Specialist provides operational support to the Budget & Reporting Director by gathering, analyzing, and preparing data and documentation for annual budget submissions, quarterly actual vs. budget reporting, annual financial statements, reports of operations, expenditure reports, statistical data, and other financial reporting requirements of the institution, including ad hoc requests from internal and external stakeholders. This position will also assist the Budget & Reporting Director in maintaining user finance security, financial manager and electronic approval queues, and the chart of accounts in the ERP system.

Position Control:
The Accounting Specialist provides operational support to the Budget & Reporting Director by assisting in the management of the institution’s state appropriated and provisional positions, including the maintenance of position-related data and forms in the ERP system and the gathering, analyzing, and preparing of data for the position reporting requirements of the institution.

Fixed Asset Tracking and Accounting:
The Accounting Specialist provides operational support to the Budget & Reporting Director by assisting with fixed assets tracking and accounting processes, which includes gathering, analyzing, and preparing data and documentation, as well as providing technical assistance related to the institution’s equipment maintenance and annual inventory policies and procedures.

General Accounting & Other Operational Support:
The Accounting Specialist will have general accounting duties such as preparing and maintaining various accounting records and making general ledger journal entries and may be required to substantiate financial transactions by auditing documents and reconciling financial discrepancies by collecting and analyzing account information. This position will also participate in the development and maintenance of accounting procedures and protocols for assigned areas.

This position may have other duties as assigned, including learning and performing additional duties to provide operational support for other key functional areas in Financial Services as assigned, including Payroll, Procurement, Cash Management, Accounts Payable, and Accounts Receivable.

Skills
Ability to speak & write clearly & communicate ideas successfully. Ability to organize, plan, & prioritize work. Ability to attend to details while simultaneously handling multiple projects. Ability to analyze, interpret, & apply relevant regulations, policies, & procedures. Initiative to learn & maintain current knowledge in area of assignment. Physical & mental ability to effectively perform duties & responsibilities related to the job, which may include long & irregular hours of work.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or other related discipline appropriate for the assigned function is required.

Preferred Qualifications
One year of professional related work experience.
One year experience using Banner or a similar accounting system to perform accounting and financial functions.
State government experience
Proficiency in Excel

Does this position require frequent driving (once a week or more)? No
Background Check/Drug Screen Criminal Background Check Only
Work Hours M-F, some weekend work; hours may vary
Posting Date 12/19/2018
Closing Date
Proposed Starting Date
Additional Information
Special instructions to applicants
The University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service does not support permanent residency for employees.

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. Screening information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position.

Employment is contingent upon availability of funding and satisfactory performance.

A resume, cover letter, transcript, and three letters of recommendation are required for consideration for this position. A valid email address for a minimum of three (3) references must be provided at the time of application. An email collecting the reference will be sent directly to the reference provider upon completion of your application. Additional reference letters or documentation can also be sent directly to Human Resources at jobs@uaex.edu

For questions, contact Human Resources at 501-671-2219 or email jobs@uaex.edu

FOR CONSIDERATION, all applicants must certify and submit an application on our organization’s job portal at http://jobs.uaex.edu

References
References
Accept References? Yes
Minimum Number of References 3
Maximum Number of References 5
Cut off Date?
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
Resume or CV
Cover Letter
Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents
Other Document 4
Other Document 1
Other Document 2
Other Document 3
Test Results