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The ACCOUNTANT 1 employs generally accepted accounting principles to record, classify and interpret revenue, expenditure, and other business data within a central or departmental office of a university. An employee in this class works with interrelated accounts in an accounting system, allocating changes to funds and accounts, reconciling accounts, analyzing accounting transactions, preparing reports, and maintaining accounting controls.
This is the first level of a two level series. This class is distinguished from the higher level by the absence of responsibility for coordinating agency accounting between internal institution accounting programs or with accounting programs outside the agency, and for analyzing accounting system and developing procedures and controls to ensure compliance with accounting standards or in response to special accounting problems. Employees in this class work with interrelated accounts and must have an overall knowledge of account relationships in order to allocate charges, reconcile accounts, prepare financial statements, and maintain accounting controls.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
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.
RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHERS
Employees in this class are in daily contact with department and university staff to discuss such topics as account balances and reconciliations, report items, payment authorizations, fund transfers, collections, expenditures, budget balances, payroll accounting or accounting policy, and procedure questions. As needed, contact is made with vendors to discuss purchase orders, shipping documents, or payments.
Employees in this class receive general supervision from accounting or unit managers or other administrative superiors. Supervision is provided regarding interpretation and application of agency policies and procedures, applicable State or Federal regulations, special project requirements, and advanced accounting procedures or 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 institution and departmental procedures manuals and directives, State accounting manuals, audit recommendations or Federal regulations regarding areas such as grant accounting and reporting.
Positions are found in central and outlying departments throughout OUS institutions. Most positions in this class use computer accounting systems, although occasional positions may continue to use manual records.
*Accounting experience must include at least 3 of the following: