Arizona State University

Tempe, Arizona, United States


Posted over 1 month ago · Full time · $23.08 Hourly

Job Description

Accountant Associate

Arizona State University

Payables & Reimbursements

Campus: Tempe



Job Description

Financial Services seeks an Accountant Associate to perform accounting, banking and customer service functions requiring initiative and independent judgement in support of the goals and objectives of Financial Services. This position is part of the ASU Payables and Reimbursements department.


A successful candidate, not presently employed within Financial Services, will be paid a signing bonus of $750 and a $1,250 bonus after completing six months of employment with the department. 


Salary Range

$23.08 per hour


Close Date



Essential Duties

·       Perform specialized Accounts Payable processes including but not limited to wire payments, check cancellations, check reissues, check deposits, and emergency checks. 

·       Obtain, analyze and verify bank information for wire payments.

·       Audit invoices and expense reimbursements to ensure compliance with financial policies and procedures.

·       Efficiently process invoices and expense reimbursements through ASU’s financial management system. 

·       Manage Accounts Payable Outlook inbox and respond to inquiries in a timely and professional manner.

·       Review payments for conflict of interest.

·       Problem solve and research to troubleshoot issues. 

·       Provide customer service duties to aid departments and suppliers. 

·       Record revenue, disbursements, expenses or other transactions by posting to online general ledgers.

·       Prepare reports, reconciliations, accounting schedules, and statements.


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Accounting or a related field; OR, Four (4) years professional accounting experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


Desired Qualifications

·       Experience in Accounts Payable, specifically wire payments.

·       Experience in using ASU's financial management system, Workday.

·       Evidence of effective communications skills. 

·       Experience in performing detailed numerical computations.

·       Experience in using Microsoft Office applications; Excel, Word and Outlook. 

·       Experience in preparing detailed reports.


Working Environment

·       Work in an office setting and use office equipment (i.e. computers, printers, copiers, calculators, telephones).

·       Sit or stand for extended periods of time.

·       Communicate orally and in writing.

·       Able to interpret written and oral instructions/directions. 

·       May require lifting of items weighing up to 25 pounds.


Department Statement

Financial Services serves the University community in a professional, accessible, customer focused, efficient and innovative manner by timely processing financial transactions and providing accounting, financial management reporting, financial system training and treasury management services.


ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.


ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit


Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.


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ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.


Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.


Fingerprint Check Statement

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.


Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.


Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.


Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.


ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.


Applicant must be eligible to work in the United States; ASU will not be a sponsor for this position. 


Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.


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