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University of Florida Accountant II in Gainesville, Florida

Accountant II

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Work type: Staff Full-Time

Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)

Categories: Business/Accounting/Finance

Department: 60230000 - AG-HORTICULTURAL SCIENCES

Classification Title:Accountant II

Job Description:

Financial Management: Maintain, monitor, and circulate monthly reports for departmental administration. Coordinate with department personnel and Sponsored Project Administration team on payroll distributions, spending analyses, and budgetary changes. Process journal entries and expense transfers for non-sponsored funds. This position will also be working closely with other areas of support such as human resources, sponsored project administration, and related personnel as needed to aid with the accurate management of the unit’s budget and cash flow. This position will actively manage the recording and reconciling of financial commitments and the disbursement of departmental commitments. The position will also track salary savings accrued by faculty and develop timely reporting mechanisms to advise administration and faculty on the status of accounts.

Reconciliation: Undertake monthly reconciliation for payroll and operating expenses in line with university-recommended fiscal responsibility practices. Works with IFA to analyze data from expenditures and assists unit leader with budget optimization based on the availability of funding/resources. Have a good understanding of managing various funding sources such as Appropriations, Cash, M&S. Equipment Use, Distance Learning, Foundation, Grants. Germplasm royalties and other Horticultural Science funding sources. Ensures compliance with federal, state, university, and sponsoring agency regulations, policies, and procedures.

Customer service and communication: Provides accounting support, and excellent customer service and ensures clear communication channels between core offices (IFAS and UF) and end users. Assists departmental administration in fulfilling core values by analyzing current processes and making recommendations for improvement. Proactively identifies and communicates problems and opportunities; seeks input and participates in implementing solutions. Liaise with the IFAS financial processing division regarding the timely processing of PCard transactions, accounts payable, requisitions/purchase orders, expense reports, travel authorizations, and primary liaison for journal entries.

Participates in special projects, generating reports assists with providing information for the annual space certification, and performs other duties as assigned or as needed to support departments. Assists in meeting critical deadlines as necessary.

Expected Salary:


Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area and two years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with PeopleSoft and UF policies and procedures

Knowledge of myUFL as it relates to payroll, fiscal functions, account reconciliations and budgetary reporting

Proficient in Microsoft Office including Excel

Must be able to work well in a team environment

Excellent judgement and decision-making ability

Special Instructions to Applicant

This is a time-limited position.

In order to be considered for this position please upload a cover letter and resume.

Applications must be submitted by 11:55pm (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required:No

Advertised: 10 Jul 2024 Eastern Daylight Time

Applications close: 23 Jul 2024 Eastern Daylight Time