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The ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN uses bookkeeping skills to record, examine, and reconcile expenditure and revenue transactions and records to maintain accountability in accordance with statutory requirements, university policy, and general accounting principles and procedures. Performs related clerical work as required. Some employees in this class also perform duties related to payroll, purchasing, and/or inventory control, and accounts payable/receivable.
This is the first level of a two level series. This class is distinguished from the higher-level Grants/Contracts Technician by the absence of responsibility for day-to-day administration of grants and/or contracts within a research-based department or section of a university. Employees in this class are responsible for verifying accounts (to ensure proper audit trail and to ensure that recording procedures have been followed) and for tracking errors, allocating costs to accounts, technical account examination and/or error tracking, and resolution. Account examination at this level involves the use of bookkeeping skills to break down transactions and track individual elements through the accounting system.
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 agency staff to discuss topics such as budget and/or fund balances, payment status, document errors, purchase requests or policy, and procedure questions. As needed, contact is made with vendors to discuss invoices, purchase orders, shipping documents, or payment status.
Employees in this class receive general supervision from fiscal managers, business or office managers, or department administrators. Supervision is provided regarding bookkeeping and accounting procedures, agency policy, applicable State or Federal regulations, and special project requirements. Work is frequently performed independently and reviewed by supervisors as needed to ensure accuracy, completeness and compliance with accounting practices and regulatory standards. Employees in this class follow policies and guidelines as outlined in university and departmental procedure manuals and directives, and OUS, State, or Federal regulations regarding such areas as grant accountability and reporting.
Positions are found in a wide range of university offices throughout OUS. Most positions in this class use computer accounting systems, although occasional positions may continue to use manual records