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Research Accountant

Company: The University of Georgia
Location: Athens
Posted on: January 5, 2021

Job Description:

Posting Details Posting Number S04630P Working Title Research Accountant Department Franklin College Biochemistry & Molecular Bio About the University of GeorgiaThe University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the states oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( http://www.uga.edu/ ). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The Universitys main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The Universitys enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.About the College/Unit/DepartmentThe Franklin College of Arts and Sciences is the oldest, largest and most academically diverse college at the University of Georgia. In many ways, it is at the heart of UGA, the nations first state-chartered institution of higher education. Three of the five most popular undergraduate majors are among the nearly 40 departments and institutes that make up Franklin College. Offering 78 undergraduate majors, 35 masters degree programs and 31 doctoral degree programs, Franklin College produces nearly 50% of the institutions total student credit hours. The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biologys greatest strength, and identity itself, resides in its people the approximately 500 undergraduate majors, 70 graduate students training for their Ph.D. degrees, 20 post-doctoral fellows, 40 research and administrative staff, and 40 primary faculty members. Faculty teach and conduct research in classrooms all over campus and in research labs in Davison Life Sciences, Coverdell, and the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center and Center for Molecular Medicine buildings. It is here that the department realizes its aspirations in research, education and service, subscribing to the cross-fertilization of ideas that flow from the synergy of its missions. The departments flipped classroom and problem- and case-based teaching strategies and education research programs are advancing the frontiers of student learning. Making new discoveries and enlightening students, whether in the classroom or in the research lab via undergraduate or dissertation projects, provides excitement more than anything else.College/Unit/Department website https://www.bmb.uga.edu/ Posting Type External Retirement Plan TRS Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Full/Part time Full Time Work Schedule Additional Schedule InformationMonday through Friday 8-5Advertised Salary $30,00.00 - $35,000 Posting Date 02/04/2020 Open until filled Yes Closing Date Proposed Starting Date 03/01/2020 Special Instructions to Applicants Location of Vacancy Athens Area EEO Policy StatementThe University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.Classification Title Accounting Paraprofessional/Professional FLSA Job Family Research And Lab FTE 1.00 Minimum QualificationsRequires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.Preferred Qualifications Position SummaryThe research accountant position is considered a hands-on position that is responsible to the Research Business Manager for all research/sponsored and departmental sales and services transaction accounting including purchasing, preparing journal vouchers and intra-University payments, and insuring P-card purchases are processed and reconciled correctly. Responsible for processing purchases via UGAMart and payment requests. This includes following up with Accounting, Accounts Payable, Procurement and other units on campus to resolve issues. Process travel authorities and travel reimbursements for members of the department.Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies Technical knowledge in the field Demonstrated ability to coordinate and manage multiple competing projects in an organized, efficient manner by prioritizing tasks to meet deadlines. Knowledge of budgetary theory, principals and practices; knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to departmental budget and accounting practices Strong attention to detail Ability to exercise sound judgment with sensitivity to identify matters that require higher-level management consultation. Ability to interpret policies and procedures and to propose solutions to problems. Substantially developed interpersonal and teamwork skills to successfully work with diverse groups in an academic environment Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to interact with a variety of personalities at all levels, exercising tact, confidentiality, sound judgment, diplomacy, and flexibility to promote positive working relationships and job effectiveness. Software experience and expertise in: o MS Office Suite o AdobePhysical DemandsWhile performing the duties of this job, the employee will regularly stand, sit; talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard reachIs driving a responsibility of this position? No Is this a Position of Trust? Yes Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? Yes Does this position require a P-Card? Yes Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? Yes Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? No Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) Yes Credit and P-Card policyBe advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.Duties/Responsibilities Duties/ResponsibilitiesPurchasing and Travel Processing Enters and approves purchase orders via UGAMart and payment requests in UGA Financials for research/sponsored and departmental sales and services funds, totaling over $13M in FY18. Prepares journal vouchers and intra-University payments. Insures that P-Card and other transactions are accurate and in compliance with policies and procedures. Acts as liaison between the department, vendors and various UGA business offices throughout the process. Prepares travel authorities, travel expense statements and reimbursement for faculty and staff. Audit travel authorities and reimbursement requests for accuracy. Responsible for processing and monitoring billings for service centers in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology department. Post expenditures to internal spreadsheets for tracking and reconciling. Save back-up to digital files. Process all chemical order requests in ILabs. Responsible for ensuring that proper documentation is received and all policies and procedures are followed.Percentage of time 85 Duties/ResponsibilitiesPayroll Coordinator Process budget and direct retros for payroll as directed by business managerPercentage of time 10 Duties/ResponsibilitiesGeneral Departmental Support As a member of the staff in the department, this position supports the faculty. This position either provides the requested customer service or refers it to the appropriate staff member to respond. In cases where a service is requested that falls outside of the normal duties, this position will either provide the service or consult with the business manager as to possible alternative resources Coordinate and provide leadership on special projects assigned by the department head and business manager. Perform tasks and assignments as instructed by the departmental leadership Collegiality, as well as professional and ethical conduct, is expected of all employees when engaging with colleagues, faculty members, students, administrators, and members of the public.Percentage of time 5 Posting Specific Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (). Applicant Documents Required Documents Resume/CV Cover Letter Optional Documents

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