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Accounting Associate - Financial Operations

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign Full-Time
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Accounting Associate - Financial Operations
Facilities and Services
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign

Facilities & Services (F&S) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is accepting applications for an Accounting Associate. Under administrative direction, provides specialized analysis, reporting and reconciliation in the management and/or administration of Facilities & Services (F&S) Financial Operations. Supports, as needed, areas of accounting process, service rate calculation, reporting and reconciliation, and budget forecasting. 


1. Perform analysis and provide specialized reporting for F&S units, with a primary focus on Operations, Maintenance & Alterations. This may include analyzing labor efficiencies factoring in volume and mix changes, inventories, cost of goods sold, and cost of labor sold, as well as evaluating results against budgets and forecasts to identify trends, errors, anomalies and omissions. 
2. Provide (as needed) accounting support for F&S capital delivery, including contract completeness reviews, submitting Banner new fund requests and funding transfers, and Banner/subsidiary ledger reconciliations. 
3. Assist in month-end closing activities, including development of monthly Trial Balance. 
4. Assist in the calculation, review and monitoring of F&S service activity rates. 
5. Post numerous diverse University vouchers to F&S Work-Order Management System using a variety of methodologies. 
6. Assist in developing detailed financial reports and forecasts on monthly or other periodic basis. 
7. Perform other related duties as assigned.
Required Education:
Bachelor's degree with a major in Accountancy or related field or possession of a current registration as a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, or a valid License to practice Public Accounting or Master's degree in Accountancy or a related field. Per SUCSS Specification. 

Required Work Experience:
Two years of professional level accounting experience. 

Preferred Work Experience: 
Five years or more of professional level accounting experience.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
1. Thorough knowledge of the theories, principles, methods, and procedures of standard cost accounting.
2. Ability to prepare, review and interpret complex accounting records and reports.
3. In-depth knowledge of financial forecasting and allocation methodologies.
4. Experience and aptitude calculating, reviewing and monitoring rates (ie billing/costing rates).
5. Experience and aptitude in reconciling financial accounts.
6. Ability to deal tactfully with customers and stakeholders.
7. Demonstrated proficiency in advanced data extraction techniques (such as ODBC, SQL, etc).

This is a full-time Civil Service Accounting Associate position appointed on a 12-month service basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after July 1, 2019. Salary is commensurate with experience.


Applications must be received by July 1, 2019. Apply for this position using the "Apply for Position" button below. If you have not applied before, you must create your candidate profile at jobs.illinois.edu. If you already have a profile, you may be redirected to that existing profile via email notification. To complete the application process:

Step 1) Submit the Staff Vacancy Application.
Step 2) Submit the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability forms.
Step 3) Upload your cover letter, resume (months and years of employment must be included), academic credentials (unofficial transcripts or diploma may be acceptable), and names/contact information for three references.

In order to be considered as a transfer candidate, you must apply for the position using the "Apply for Position" button below. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For further information about the position, you may contact Keri Frederick, 217-300-1575 or klfreder@illinois. edu. For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

Skills required

Securities (Finance)
Financial Analysis
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