Senior Accountant - Shared Services

The University of Iowa

Job Reference #: 23004280

The University Shared Services Department is seeking two Senior Accountants to perform a broad range of accounting and financial analysis responsibilities to ensure effective and compliant organizational/department/unit operations. This position will be responsible for the supervision of financial activities in the University Shared Services department in addition to working with assigned departments to perform financial business activities in an environment of excellent customer service. The position will use accounting skills to perform financial support functions for the departments, provide departments with accurate and timely information to make decisions, and ensure efficient and effective transaction processing.

This position is eligible for remote work within Iowa and will require a work arrangement form to be completed upon the start of your employment. Per policy, work arrangements will be reviewed annually.

Duties to Include:

  • Review and approve expenditures to the appropriate fund and institutional accounts to ensure proper reporting on the University’s financial reports.
  • Serve as an expert resource for department staff, faculty, and Shared Services inquiries, ensuring policy compliance and appropriateness of expenses on departmental accounts.
  • Responsible to ensure monthly and year end transactions are processed within timelines and are accurately reported.
  • Responsible for reporting on Key Performance Indicators to monitor staff performance and transactional workloads to maintain timely processing.
  • Review both complex and routine transactions within University and departmental systems to ensure accurate funding and alignment with guidelines from Regents, University, and Department, maintaining 100% accuracy within a timely manner.
  • Interpret Regent and University policies as well as the IRS policies and use judgment to determine whether a transaction is allowable.
  • Provide system and policy training to faculty, staff, and students on a frequent basis and recommend and assist in developing training solutions.
  • Provide administrative supervision to University Shared services staff while creating an environment of support and customer service excellence.

Location: Remote

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

Salary: $45,000 to commensurate

For a full job description, please send an e-mail to the contact listed below.

About University of Iowa Shared Services:

The University of Iowa is one of the nation’s premier public research universities, with 11 colleges offering internationally recognized programs in disciplines ranging from otolaryngology to fiction writing, printmaking to space science, hydraulic engineering to dance. University Shared Services provides financial services to the colleges and hospitals in an efficient and accurate manner, reducing administrative costs, minimizing redundancies, and improving quality across campus.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience (typically 3 years) accounting experience.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Advanced skills in Excel).
  • Experience (typically 6 months) administrative supervision.
  • Demonstrated customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated presentation skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of GAAP and GASB

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of University polices/procedures
  • Knowledge of UI automated accounting systems.
  • Familiarity with PeopleSoft Financials and E-Pro Systems.
  • Beyond 3 years’ accounting experience.
  • Experience analyzing data for fraudulent activity.
  • Experience with Microsoft Access.

Position and Application Details:

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 required to self-disclose any conviction history and will be subject to a criminal background check. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.

For additional questions, please contact Andy Brus at or 319-467-1454.

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.

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Job ID: 90656

Posted 21 days ago

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