University Accountant II

Payroll Title: UCP VII
Class Code: 0753-9087
Job Family: FIS
FLSA Code: E
Score: 571


Under the direction of designated supervisor or administrator, performs complex accounting, auditing, budgeting and other fiscal analyses, in accordance with sound accounting practices and principles; and may be responsible for supervising specified accounting functions.


This is an experienced accountant in the University Accounting Office and incumbents are expected to independently employ more complex accounting skills to a wide range of accounts.  Incumbents would be expected to work within general policies and guidelines and participate on project teams.


  1. Installs appropriate general accounting systems and controls for a wide variety of accounts, in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and with sound accounting practices.
  2. Coordinates the analysis of financial systems, resolves system problems and implements changes; may conduct analysis of complex financial systems and recommend improvements.
  3. Monitors accounts to identify problems of expenditures or obligations; determines most suitable accounting procedures for particular accounts; writes guidelines for such accounts; resolves associated problems.
  4. Analyzes and controls accounts and operations to assure fiscal transactions are in compliance with proper accounting procedures, applicable laws and regulations.
  5. Independently prepares reports and analyses, or coordinates and supervises the preparation of such reports, including annual detailed reports.
  6. Provides business and project needs analysis.
  7. Prepares cost analyses which are used in administrative decision‑making, with responsibility for accuracy of specific sections in financial statements, and proper application of accounting principles and decisions regarding classification of entries.
  8. Serves as a resource to departments in interpreting accounting policies, regulations and statutes.
  9. Analyzes assets to assure they are properly valued and recorded, in accordance with sound accounting practice and standards.
  10. Audits contracts, orders and vouchers and prepares reports to substantiate individual transactions.
  11. Supervises the establishment and maintenance of accounting records to assure accuracy and control of expenditures.
  12. Prepares and interprets sections of balance sheets and other financial statement information to reflect condition of accounts for specified accounting periods; reconciles records and accounts.
  13. Performs related duties as required.


  1. Master’s degree in accounting and 3 to 5 years accounting experience; or Bachelor’s degree in accounting and 5 or more years progressively responsible accounting experience.
  2. Comprehensive knowledge of sound accounting practices and principles.
  3. Ability to work independently and resolve complex accounting problems.
  4. Ability to write comprehensive reports and communicate effectively with a wide variety of university, government and banking officials and the public.
  5. Ability to coordinate and provide project work.


Date Created: 6/28/1985
Date Scored: 3/27/1985