Senior Accountant

The University of Iowa

The University of Iowa is seeking a Senior Accountant position. This position will maintain accountability for the University’s capital assets by performing capital accounting, coordinating tagging of physical assets, assisting with financial reporting & reconciliation, conducting audit research, and performing recurring review of capital assets records.

Primarily remote work is considered for this position, depending on the candidate’s location and interest, with the ability to be on campus for training, asset tagging, and meetings occasionally.  Work arrangement options will be discussed during the hiring process.

Duties to Include:

  • Analyze vouchers and complete asset setup from general ledger activity.  This includes researching expenses and knowledge of GAAP and University capitalization policy.  Research ledger activity and appropriately capitalize expenses per GAAP and University policy. Correct general ledger accounting entries when necessary.
  • Assist with preparation of accurate and timely accounting reports
  • Analyze construction in progress (CIP) account balances to ensure capitalizations are completed on time and accurately.  Provides report findings and recommendations to Director. 
  • Analyze CIP balances and take appropriate corrective action with capitalization and/or general ledger transactions. 
  • Must understand and comply with the University of Iowa and UIHC policies, as well as GASB accounting standards as it relates to capital assets. 

Location: Jessup Hall

Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm

About the Controller’s Office:

The Controller’s Office, a division of Finance and Operations, is comprised of several departments that provide a wide range of business, accounting, and reporting services on behalf of, and for, the university community. These services are essential for the University of Iowa to pursue its mission of teaching, research, and public service. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or Accounting or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Typically, 1 year accounting experience is required.
  • Demonstrated excellent customer service skills interacting in person, on the phone or via email.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated strong problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated competence, analytical skills, and report presentation.
  • Must be proficient with software applications with the ability to create, manipulate and extensively use Microsoft Excel.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of University polices/procedures.
  • Asset Management experience.
  • Familiarity with PeopleSoft Financials, E-Pro, and AP/PO systems.
  • Beyond 3 years’ accounting experience.
  • Experience with Microsoft Access.

For additional questions, please contact Brooke McMurl at or 319-467-0719.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences.

Application Instructions:

  • In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload the following documents and mark them as a “Relevant File” to the submission:
    • Resume
    • Cover Letter
  • Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended.
  • Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.
  • Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.

Job ID: 83586

Posted 19 days ago

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