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Accountant III


Provides senior level professional financial support. May serve as subject matter expert in a specialized area. Solves complex problems.

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.

  • Responsible for managing one or more fiscal and accounting functions* and for formulating and recommending policies and procedures to effectively administer such programs.
  • Formulates and recommends policies, procedures, and control systems.
  • May serve as one of several senior accountants in a large and complex operation or provide fiscal management for a unit of medium size and complexity.
  • Serves as a fiscal/accounting resource for unit leadership and interprets fiscal/accounting policies and regulations.
  • Develops policies, procedures, and accounting systems for unit utilization.
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, university, and sponsoring agency regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Compiles data for and prepares complex budgets.
  • Prepares, reviews, and analyzes a variety of reports, accounts, reconciliations, schedules, tables or statements to and from internal departments, financial institutions, and external agencies.
  • Serves as effort coordinator for assigned accounts to include audit and oversight of effort statements, commitments, salary caps, and processing deadlines.

Education and Experience

A bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and four years of experience

Licensure and Certification



This position may have supervisory responsibility.


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