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The ACCOUNTANT 2 employs generally accepted accounting principles and theory of internal control with technical theory, and statistical methods to record, analyze, and interpret revenue, expenditure, and other business data. The employee also devises, implements, or maintains general accounting systems within a central or departmental office of a university. Positions in this class typically work with electronic accounting systems and perform work involving the correlation of information exchanged between internal university accounting programs or accounting programs in other agencies or entities.
This is the second level of a two level series. This class is distinguished from the lower level by having responsibility for coordinating accounting between internal university accounting programs or with accounting programs outside the institution and analyzing accounting systems and developing procedures and controls to ensure compliance with accounting standards or in response to special accounting problems. Employees in this class analyze and interpret overall financial information contained in central office or departmental accounting records.
The duties below are not inclusive but characteristic of the type of work associated with the class. Individual positions may do all or some combination of the duties listed below as well as other related duties.
Accounting Systems Analysis. Reviews a wide variety of accounting and fiscal activities to analyze account relationships and information exchanges among programs; refines system methods, procedures, and controls to improve data flow, audit trail, and compliance with accounting standards; devises forms and updates to procedure manuals; works with centralized accounting system staff where applicable to solve problems and insure proper system operations; makes recommendations to supervisors for system modifications such as improved data collection or report generation and prepares formal studies of existing accounting methods.
RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHERS
Employees in this class are in daily contact with department and institution staff as well as other agencies or entities to discuss such topics as fund balances and reconciliations, report clarifications, payment authorizations, transfers, collections, expenditures, budget balances, payroll accounting, or accounting policy and procedure questions.
Employees in this class receive general supervision from accounting or unit managers or other university administrator. Supervision is provided regarding interpretation and application of university policies and procedures, applicable OUS, State, or Federal regulations, special project requirements and advanced accounting procedures and theory. Work is usually performed independently and reviewed by supervisors as needed to ensure accuracy, completeness, and compliance with generally accepted accounting practices and regulatory standards. Employees in this class follow policies and guidelines as outlined in university and departmental procedures manuals and directives, State accounting manual, administrative rules, audit recommendations, or Federal regulations regarding areas such as grant accounting and reporting.
Positions are found in central and remote locations throughout OUS. Most positions in this class use computer accounting systems, although occasional positions may continue to use manual records