Arizona State University

Tempe, Arizona, United States

Accountant Sr

Posted 22 days ago · Full time · $63,000.00 Annually

Job Description

Accountant Sr

Arizona State University

SBS Treasury Business Servs

Campus: Tempe


Job Description

Student Business Services seeks an Accountant Sr. to provide accounting oversight for Treasury Services.

The Accountant Sr. will perform professional accounting functions including review of monthly financial reports, preparation of journal entries, account reconciliations, compilations of specialized financial reports, interpretation of financial data and account analysis. Interacts with University departments in regard to processing of financial transactions to ensure compliance with university policy and procedures.


Salary Range

$63,000 per year

Close Date


Essential Duties

  • Prepares reports, statements, and bank reconciliations utilizing a variety of software. 
  • Provides specialized or general calculations and analysis support in various accounting functions.
  • Recommends alternatives to management when accounting data indicates trends or situations requiring action to be taken beyond scope of responsibilities.
  • Establishes or revises procedures or operating policies of assigned functions and participates in development and implementation of new or revised accounting systems.
  • Reviews accounting and reporting systems, procedures, and complete assignments of other staff to ensure compliance with university or outside agency regulations.
  • Develops and prepares reporting based on query results from University Data Warehouse tables.
  • Reviews control accounts and records to ensure accuracy, proper documentation, and compliance with all pertinent procedures and regulations.
  • Prepares complex journal entries and records composite entries.
  • Develops a strong understanding of the university accounting system to research discrepancies and perform complex reconciliations.
  • Adjusts to changing needs of university operations or need to provide specialized or individualized reports.
  • Researches, analyzes, and uses independent judgment in a variety of daily and non-routine decisions affecting assigned function.
  • Researches and evaluates new or changed accounting principles and practices.


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Accounting or a related field AND two (2) years of professional accounting experience; OR, six (6) 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 preparing detailed and complex reports utilizing data warehouse/storage and retrieval systems such as MS access or other query software.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Peoplesoft or other similar student account information systems with specific query and reporting experience.
  • Experience with Workday Accounting system or other on-line accounting systems.
  • Evidence of effective communication skills.
  • Experience in a university setting and/or familiarity with federal regulations pertaining to student information and tuition reporting requirements.
  • Experience in a high-volume customer service environment.


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, travel moderate distances to perform work.
  • Communicate to perform essential duties.
  • Read-interpret written and oral instructions/directions.
  • May require lifting of items weighing up to 25 lbs.


Department Statement

Student Business Services provides accounting functions in the areas of: Student Accounts, Cashiering Services, Collections, Tuition Assessment, Third Party Billing and Treasury Management.

ASU is a diverse enterprise with a wide variety of work and learning modes, locations and a commitment to sustainability, innovation, and employee work-life balance. We are determined to maintain our position as an employer of choice in a competitive labor market.


We offer our employees a hybrid work arrangement where employees spend a minimum of 60%of their regular workweek at their primary ASU work location. Dean or vice president-level approval is required. The hybrid work arrangement may vary by 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.



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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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.

All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States; ASU and (the department name) will not provide sponsorship for employment.

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

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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