The University of Iowa

Job Reference #: 24003489

The University of Iowa, Accounts Payable Department is seeking a qualified Accountant to perform and coordinate day-to-day accounting and finance activities, and will have experience in accounting, auditing, and taxation. This position is responsible for reviewing procurement card, travel and other payable transactions to ensure compliance with Board of Regent and University policies, as well as ensuring proper reporting. Providing customer service and training to others in our department as well as users on campus. The position will work in a team environment. This position must be proficient in the use of PeopleSoft and E-Pro programs, AP/PO PS Web Application, MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, and Outlook), and other co nventional office equipment.

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, and must comply with the and .

Duties Include:

  • Reviews and approves expenditures to the appropriate fund and institutional accounts to ensure proper reporting on the University’s financial reports.
  • Researches and gathers information from various sources, such as departments, vendors, and University websites to assist in making decisions and in responding to departmental daily requests.
  • Audits University transactions for compliance with Regents, University, and Department guidelines for 100% accuracy in a timely manner.
  • Applies knowledge and understanding of accounting and all Accounts Payable and Travel Systems in order to understand and communicate findings accurately and timely.
  • Ensures monthly and year end transactions are processed timely and accurately.
  • Provides system and policy training to faculty, staff, and students on a frequent basis.
  • Responsible for comparing University policy with the business purpose of the purchase, using their reasonable judgment, to determine if the transaction meets the test of public purpose. Responsible for determining if the documentation is sufficient to justify the transaction.

Location: 100% Remote

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

Salary: $41,541 to commensurate

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

Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or a related field, or the equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience (typically 6 months) related accounting experience
  • Must be proficient in computer software applications/demonstrated competence with Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Good organizational and analytical /statistical skills as well as attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of automated accounting systems is desirable
  • Knowledge of University business policies and procedures is desirable
  • Familiarity with PeopleSoft Financials and E-Pro Systems is desirable
  • Experience analyzing data for fraudulent activity
  • Experience with Microsoft Access
  • Demonstrated presentation skills


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.

Application Instructions:

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.

Job ID: 98195

Posted 17 days ago

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