Arizona State University

Tempe, Arizona, United States

Accountant- FDM Business Operations

Posted 23 days ago · Full time · $54,000.00 Annually

Job Description

Accountant- FDM Business Operations

Arizona State University

Department Name: FDM Business Operations

Campus: Tempe


Job Description

Facilities Development and Management, Business Operations, seeks an Accountant to perform a broad scope of professional accounting activities requiring experienced, professional knowledge and application of accounting principles and practices. Performs a wide range of detailed/complex accounting and advisory functions pertaining to assigned fund area, accounts or department and assures day-to-day operations are carried out in accordance with established accounting principles, policies and objectives.

This position is eligible for flexible work options, including alternative work schedules or hybrid remote work schedules where employees spend a minimum of 60% of their regular workweek at their primary ASU work location, subject to approvals per ASU policy.

Salary Range

$54,000 per year. ASU offers a comprehensive benefits package with the State of Arizona

Close Date


Essential Duties

  • Prepare on-line requisitions.
  • Process payments.
  • Maintain detailed records.
  • Process on-line purchases using departmental purchasing cards.
  • Create aging reports to track outstanding purchase orders to outside vendors.
  • Reconcile financial accounts.
  • Perform detailed cost and financial analysis, forecasts, and projections.
  • Prepare various accounting and journal entries to manage departmental budgets.
  • Approve transactions within designated limits.
  • Monitor compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and university policies.
  • Answer policy, budget, and procedure questions from department staff, university staff, and customers.
  • Maintain professional accounting body of knowledge by attending professional development training as assigned.
  • Perform all of the financial duties mentioned in the ASU financial system, Workday.
  • Use ability to clearly communicate to perform essential functions.
  • Other duties as assigned.

DAYS AND SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday; 8:00AM-5:00PM

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Accounting or a related field AND one (1) year of professional accounting experience; OR, Five (5) 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:

  • Fund/government accounting
  • Preparing detailed reconciliations
  • Preparing expense tracking reports
  • Utilizing an on-line financial system (i.e., Workday, etc.)
  • Extracting financial information from a data warehouse utilizing BrioQuery, MyReports, or a similar application
  • Procurement of goods and services
  • Procurement card purchasing
  • Fiscal year-end procedures
  • Customer service skills
  • Microsoft Office applications (i.e., Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.)

Demonstrated knowledge of:

  • Procurement Card policies, procedures, and reconciliation
  • Accounting principles, theory and practices including governmental accounting

Evidence of effective communication skills

Evidence of a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration.

Working Environment

Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse. Required to stand/sit for varying lengths of time and travel moderate distances to perform work. Regular use of standard office equipment including, but not limited to: computer workstation/laptop (keyboard, monitor, mouse), printer, fax, calculator, copier, telephone and associated computer/technology peripherals.

Department Statement

ASU Facilities Development and Management (FDM) maintains and services all university-owned property, and develops and constructs innovative and sustainable facilities. FDM’s vision is to contribute to and guarantee the success of the university’s mission by creating and caring for the ASU campus and environment. We provide quality customer service, effectively steward our resources, and meet the needs of the university through creative and collaborative efforts.

ASU offers a comprehensive benefits package at very competitive rates to enhance the total compensation of its faculty and staff. This package includes low-cost health and life benefits to insure you and your family, a wellness program for preventative health education and screenings, a disability and leaves program for income protection, employee assistance for free and confidential behavioral health services, access to world-class educational opportunities at ASU/UofA/NAU at deeply discounted rates for you and your eligible dependents, disability resources for Americans with Disabilities (ADA), a retirement program with a variety of retiree benefits to ensure your financial security at the end of your career, paid vacation and holidays – and more. For more information, please visit the Office of Human Resources, Benefits website, at

ASU’s comprehensive benefits package is a significant part of your overall total compensation – and ASU pays for most of it when you are a benefits-eligible employee.

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Facilities Development and Management at ASU employment requires current eligibility to legally work in the United States. Facilities Development and Management will not be a sponsor for this position.

This position is located at the University Services Building, 1551 S. Rural Road, Tempe, AZ (on Rural Road south of Apache Blvd).

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of all background, including fingerprint, checks.

This position requires that you must possess a valid Arizona driver's license (minimum of Class D) upon employment and maintain throughout employment. Post-offer of employment, selected candidate must possess an acceptable driving record which is 5 or fewer points in the most recent 39 month period from date of hire.

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.

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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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Employment Verification Statement

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 day indicated.

Complete the required information and attach a single Word or PDF document, which includes:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Three professional references

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.

Work reference history information for 3 current and/or former supervisors will be requested at time of interview.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.

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