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Accountant I


This is work performing routine professional-level accounting functions, such as purchasing and disbursements, audit and reconciliation, budget preparation, accounts and record keeping, and financial reports.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Maintains, monitors and reconciles assigned sponsored and/or non-sponsored accounts and funds; reviews and applies grant and contract regulations, policies, procedures, and relevant standards; and identifies areas of concern.
  • Compiles and analyzes historical, anticipated revenue, and expense data for revenue and expense projections.
  • Prepares assigned project budgets and identifies gaps in revenue and/or expense.
  • Prepares financial reports, invoices, schedules, or statements for review and approval.
  • Reviews, analyzes and approves expenditures including indirect costs, and determines fund balances; ensures compliance with grant/contract requirements and University policies and procedures.
  • Prepares and reviews data and assigned accounts in preparation for internal and external audits. Researches discrepancies in accounting data which includes auditing and analyzing fiscal data.
  • Serves as a liaison with the principal investigator, outside agencies, and funding sources; provides and receives data regarding assigned sponsored accounts.
  • Performs a variety of accounting functions, which includes preparing, reviewing and approving documents; reconciling accounts; preparing accounting schedules; coding and entering data; setting up new fund accounts and/or grants; monitoring fund balances; preparing status reports; and performing other related activities.
  • Maintains or monitors one or more phases of an accounting system and internal control procedures.

Education and Experience

A bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization.

Licensure and Certification



This position does not typically have supervisory responsibility.


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