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Accountant Sr

Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona, United States
Closing date
Apr 12, 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
Accountant Sr

Arizona State University

Alumni Association

Campus: Tempe


Job Description

As the Accountant Sr. for the ASU Alumni Association your responsibilities would include some Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, General Ledger accounting. Human Resource responsibilities include payroll review and confirmation, posting open positions and supervising accounting students. This person will be an important part of month end, financial statement preparation, annual audit and budget, Non-Profit accounting experience is a plus.

This is a good opportunity for a staff accountant looking to advance their career.

This is an on sight position.

Salary Range

$65,000 - $70,000 per year; DOE

Close Date


Essential Duties

Provide work direction and oversight over the activities of assigned student workers. Assist with the hiring of department staff.
Approval of travel reimbursements, purchase of supplies, services, and equipment.
Performs activities associated with Department Time Administrator to ensure accurate and timely recording of payroll data.
Supports internal and external audits, and prepares audit documents for payroll reconciliations and financial records.
Will be an important part of the Alumni Association's financial management team.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Accounting or a related field AND two (2) years of professional accounting experience; OR, six (6) years professional accounting experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

Demonstrated knowledge of accounting principles, practices, principles and procedures.
Demonstrated knowledge of supervisory practices and principles.
Experience in performing detailed numerical computations.
Experience in preparing detailed reports on a timely basis.
Evidence of effective communication.
Experience in using computer hardware and software.

Working Environment

Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse; required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work. Occasional bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds. Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities, which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts. Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential functions.

Department Statement

The ASU Alumni Association serves as the link between more than 600,000 ASU alumni world-wide and their alma mater. The Association develops alumni affinity for ASU through continued professional development opportunities, collaborative community programing and philanthropic outreach. Our events and programs share innovations being developed at the university, highlight alumni impacting the community and celebrate special moments from our rich history.

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Notice of Availability of the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU PD at 480-965-3456.

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ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Fingerprint Check Statement

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of "equivalent combination" in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor's degree is equal to four years of experience.

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