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Wayne State University Accountant II in Detroit, Michigan

Posting Number


Position Title

Accountant II

Number of Vacancies



09 - Research

Primary Department

H0912-Sponsored Program Administration

Working Conditions

Essential Functions (Job Duties)

Reconcile accounts in accordance with pertinent policies and procedures. Ensure transactions are accurately recorded and classified according to standard accounting theory and principles. Analyze and review documents and reports to verify computations and ensure all transactions are properly supported.

Assist administrative staff throughout the University maintain accurate accounting records according to established policies and procedures. Work with administrators to determine proper course of action to prevent deficit spending. May supervise the work of accounting support and temporary professional staff.

Prepare adjusting entries and year-end closing activities for review. Project year-end revenues, expenditures and deficits based on information provided by department administrators and upper management. Prepare memos to clear deficits.

Prepare periodic reports outlining financial activities for contracting government agencies. Upon request, generate special reports used to project account revenues, expenditures and activities. Determine proper format and report presentation based on information to be provided and report purpose and agency guidelines; project account activity; prepare reports required for continued government appropriations.

Assist in preparation and maintenance of grant and general fund budgets. Forecast revenues and expenditures, adjust proposals and account distribution accordingly. Ensure compliance with University and agency policies and procedures regarding distribution and transfer of funds. Maintain contact with granting agencies to ensure proper use of funding.

Participate in computer system testing and development. Provide information on system requirements; create and run test data, note errors to be corrected; recommend changes as appropriate. Understand and evaluate interaction between new system enhancements and current computing capabilities.

Perform related work as assigned.

Unique Duties


Graduation from accredited college or university with a degree in accounting or related field or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

Reasonable knowledge of applied principles of accounting as used in public or governmental systems.

Analytical skills including report generation ability.

Ability to communicate effectively with others.

Reasonable knowledge of FMS, FRS, GBS and PPS.

Reasonable experience performing accounting functions on computerized systems.

Good organizational and problem solving skills.

Typically, incumbents have held entry level Accountant positions.

Preferred Qualifications

Testing Requirements

Not Applicable

Test Scheduling

Job Type


Job Category

Professional/Administration & Supervisory/Management

Duration of Posting

Fiscal Year of Job Open Date


Job Open Date

(When job is posted in the system)


Job Close Date

(or until suitable candidate is found)

Until Suitable Candidate is Found

Is this position reposted?


Reposting Reason:

None (New Posting)

Application Information

Background Check Requirements

University policy requires certain persons who are offered employment to undergo a background check, including a criminal history check, before starting to work. If you are offered employment, the University will inform you if a background check is required.

Instructions for submitting your application:

Represented Position Message

This position must be filled pursuant to the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement, and as such may be filled by a qualified bargaining unit member, should one apply.

Funding/Salary Information

Salary (Minimum)

(Non-Academic Only)


Salary (Hire Max)

(Non-Academic Only)


Salary (Maximum)

(Non-Academic Only)


Hourly Rate

(Non-Academic Only)

Salary Range

(Academic Only)

Is Position Bump Ineligible?

(Non-Academic, Represented positions only. Select 'No' for Academic. Select N/A if Non-represented.)

**NOTE: If 'Yes' is selected, then this is a Bump Ineligible Position (BIP). The person who bids or hires into this 100% grant funded position has no bumping rights upon grant expiration or in a reduction of force.


Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including Disabled/Vets