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All Business and Finance Positions currently being advertised at the University of Iowa.

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Wed, 13 Sep 2017 12:00:00 CDT

Department: Provost Office AdministrationSalary: $37,313.00 to CommensurateAdvertising Ends On: Applications are being accepted for consideration; however, the position may be filled at any time.Job Duties: The Office of the Provost is currently seeking an accountant to perform general budget and accounting functions for University College and the Division of Continuing Education. Under general supervision of the Business Officers, duties involve the use of a variety of computer applications, including the use of various on-line accounting systems and Access databases. Key areas of responsibility include: Financial Oversight and Budgeting Establish and maintain accounting controls over operating budgets.  Review and analyze expenditures and staff purchasing proposals for appropriateness and available funding.      Financial Reporting Monitor departmental accounts for expenditures and credits on a monthly basis. Coordinate year-end accounting close process. Compliance with Policies, Regulations and Laws, and Operational Oversight Monitor, develop and implement policies and procedures related to accounting and reporting standards. Communicate these policies and procedures to existing staff and train new staff. Review guidelines with staff that don’t follow protocol. Transaction Processing Initiate original and correcting journal entries and process Budget Management allocations. Financial Analysis and Planning Prepare and distribute routine reports on a monthly basis. Perform routine analysis on budget to actual expenditures. Produce ad hoc and summary reports as needed. The University of Iowa is a Big Ten Conference university located in Iowa City, a vibrant college community that provides affordable housing, quality K-12 education, and an active cultural community, all located within the scenic rolling hills of Iowa. Frequently named to several "Best Small Cities" lists, this community is a warm and welcoming place for visitors and newcomers alike. The University of Iowa values diversity among students, faculty, and staff and believes that a rich diversity of people and the many points of view they bring serve to enhance the quality of the educational experience at the University of Iowa.   Additional position and qualification info: Universal Competencies: at a basic proficiency level (see for more information). *Some of the qualifications for this job posting are described as competencies or the behaviors needed to be able to perform the duties of the position at a defined proficiency level/standard (basic, working, extensive, or expert/leader). Most of the qualifications for this position require a basic or working proficiency level. See the proficiency definitions on the Competencies website.  The Accountant is a classification in the Business and Finance job function, Finance and Accounting job family. For more information about this job family visit:   *References: Five professional references will be requested and required at a later step in the recruitment process. Appropriate background checks (e.g. criminal background and credential checks) will be conducted. **For a complete job description, contact Applicant Credentials are Subject to VerificationBackground checks(criminal history, child/dependent adult sexual abuse) will be conducted on final candidates for all positions in UI Hospitals and Clinics. Background checks may also be conducted for other positions.IOWA CITY, IA 52240[...]


Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:00:00 CDT

Department: Pharmacology

Salary: $40,805.00 to Commensurate

Advertising Ends On: 10/27/2017

Job Duties:

Basic Function

Provide accurate financial information in a cost-effective, efficient and timely manner and assure responsible stewardship of the University's financial resources by establishing policies and procedures in compliance with internal and external regulations.  Perform a broad range of accounting and financial analysis responsibilities to assure effective and compliant Department of Pharmacology operations.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

  • Monitor all fund allocations and expenditures.

  • Review and audit transactions for appropriateness, accuracy, classification and for compliance with sponsor expenditure guidelines and reconcile differences with principal investigators.  Assist principal investigators understand the interpretation of accounting regulations from the funding agencies.

  • Initiate and process both original and correcting journal entries.

  • Obtain data and prepare monthly budget reports on federally and non-federally funded grant accounts.  Specifically, review and interpret sponsor award terms and conditions; assess funding status based on current and future year awards; provide written summary of budgetary items and produce financial reports relating to anticipated and future expenditures for personnel and other laboratory financial commitments.

  • Assist in the preparation of grant applications and in annual grant reports.

  • Open new accounts within University guidelines and execute the timely closing of grant and non-grant accounts.  This will involve acquiring information from investigators within and outside the University.

  • Assist in the year-end closing of accounts and preparation of financial reports and annual budgets.

  • Maintain records to support departmental accounts and funded awards activity.

  • Reconcile procurement card and travel expense vouchers.

  • Maintain inventory and ordering of all office supplies.

  • Maintain effective working relationships with all departmental faculty, research support staff, postdocs, graduate students, and office staff.

  • Follow general policies and procedures in accordance with the regulations of The University of Iowa, Caver College of Medicine, and Department of Pharmacology.

  • Work on special projects as assigned or requested.

Applicant Credentials are Subject to Verification
Background checks(criminal history, child/dependent adult sexual abuse) will be conducted on final candidates for all positions in UI Hospitals and Clinics. Background checks may also be conducted for other positions.