Accountant / Project Accountant, Facilities Services Department
University of Nevada, Reno - Main Campus
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The University of Nevada, Reno is recruiting for an Accountant or Project Accountant for the Facilities Services Department. The Accountant, under the supervision of the Manager of Accounting Services, is responsible for providing accounting services for a specified program, generally one or more of the following: Facilities Maintenance Services Accounting, Campus Utility Accounting, Salary and Wage Accounting, Construction Project Accounting and Parking and Transportation Accounting. The Project Accountant, under the supervision of the Manager of Accounting, is responsible for providing accounting services for one or more specified programs and additionally provides project accounting services for assigned mid-level capital projects.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: accurately maintain a specialized sub-ledger or accounting system to ensure accurate budgeting, recording and tracking of all revenue, purchases, and payments for assigned program(s); ensure that obligations and payments are accurately processed and recorded; create and maintain data analytics to provide trending, estimating and projection records; collaborate with Facilities Services personnel and campus departments as needed regarding program funding, accuracy of budgets and transactions, and changes in policies and procedures; provide updates and respond to questions about specialized programs; provide updates and consultation on the status of funds, restrictions, methods of payment, budget limitations and shortfalls; provide monthly reports on program budgets versus actual expenses; and ensure compliance with all applicable state, university, and accounting rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: all of the responsibilities as described for the Accountant position above; maintain the project accounting for assigned capital construction projects; prepare retainage interest calculation, project funding and expenditure reports; maintain a specialized sub-ledger or accounting system to ensure accurate budgeting, recording and tracking of all revenue, purchases, and payments for assigned area(s); and other duties as assigned.
The ideal candidate will possess: strong organizational and multitasking skills including the ability to manage and meet multiple deadlines; ability to work independently and as part of a team; intermediate to advance Excel skills including the ability to create spreadsheets which include formulas and pivot tables; excellent verbal and written skills, intermediate knowledge of accounting, forecasting, budgeting, cost accounting principles and processes including AR, AP and account reconciliation; ability to understand and interpret formalized policies, guidelines, rules and regulations; ability to gain an understanding of complex issues and analyze complex data; explain complex processes and procedures; and write reports, business correspondence and procedures; knowledge of higher education accounting and business procedures; fund accounting and budgeting concepts; and financial and accounting internal control standards.
Bachelor's Degree and two (2) years of related work experience; OR
Master's Degree and one (1) year of related work experience
Related Experience: In general accounting, project accounting, cost accounting, and/or utility accounting or related.
A valid Class "C" driver's license or higher operator's license is required within 30 days of appointment.
Candidates with the following certifications are encouraged to apply: Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Candidates with excellent attention to detail are encouraged to apply.
Schedule and Travel Requirements
The typical work schedule is Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; this is subject to change based on organizational needs.
This position is subject to occasional travel.
This position is designated as Essential Personnel. In the event of a campus emergency, special event, closure to maintain campus safety or building operations, this position may be required to work outside of regularly scheduled hours.
Administrative Faculty - B
To view the salary schedule for this position, please visit: Salary Schedules and select Administrative Faculty by Grade. Salary is competitive and commensurate with related education and experience.
Our retirement plan is beyond compare. Your 15.50% contribution is generously matched by the University. With the faculty retirement plan, you are 100% vested your first day. Sit back and watch your retirement dollars grow! All permanent employees on an annual "A" or "B" contract who are employed at least 50% full-time are eligible to participate in the NSHE retirement program unless they are members of PERS of Nevada.
"I had no idea the values of the faculty retirement plan when I joined UNR. On my first day, I found out I was fully vested in my contributions and the companies 15.5% matching. I have watched my retirement grow over the years, not only in contributions, but with investments. It is hard to put into words how appreciative I am to feel so secure in my future" - Michelle B.
Perks of Working at UNR!
- Health insurance options including dental and vision - Health Insurance
- Generous annual and sick leave, life insurance and long-term disability - Faculty Benefits
- E. L. Wiegand Fitness Center offers an annual or semester membership and family membership options. E.L. Wiegand Fitness Center
- Reno is proud to be a University town! Many local businesses offer discounts to WolfCard holders
- Mountain EAP employees (and eligible dependents) through life's difficult moments. Mountain EAP is located in Reno and specializes in counseling and advising services for personal or interpersonal issues.
- Several Diversity Committees and Affinity Groups focusing on campus-wide diversity initiatives to ensure we are working to create a diverse and welcoming campus climate. Diversity Groups
- Faculty Senate is the principal representing body for faculty. Its membership includes representatives from each academic and administrative major unit of the University. Faculty Senate
- No state income tax!
Grants-in-aid for Faculty Employees
The University is proud to provide a reduced-rate tuition benefit to faculty and qualified dependents. Faculty can take up to six credits per semester at a reduced rate. Dependents of faculty have unlimited credits, but in order to be eligible children must be unmarried and under the age of 24 and must receive at least 50% of their financial support from the employee and/or employee 's spouse or domestic partner. Faculty Grant-in-Aid
The Facilities Services Department is an organizational unit of the Division of Administration and Finance, and includes Planning and Construction Services, Parking and Transportation Services, and Maintenance Services. For more information, please visit: https://www.unr.edu/facilities
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University of Nevada, Reno
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Founded in 1874, the University of Nevada, Reno is the State of Nevadas land grant institution with a statewide mission and presence. The University of Nevada, Reno is a Carnegie I Research Institution and has been recognized as a "Top Tier" Best National University by U.S. News & World Report. With an enrollment of nearly 21,000 students we offer 145 Tier 1 accredited degree programs. Located in the picturesque Truckee Meadows the University of Nevada, Reno is surrounded by numerous state and national parks, is 45 minutes from beautiful Lake Tahoe, and four hours from San Francisco.
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