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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Ames Laboratory
Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa
 
 
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Date Posted 06/10/2021
Category
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Position Information:


Position Title:
Accountant II/III


Job Group:
Professional & Scientific


Required Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree and 2 years of related experience


Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with governmental accounting and GAAP accounting.
Experience with complex accounting systems.
Experience working with external auditors.
Experience preparing financial statements.


Job Description:

Summary
Performs professional accounting work of a moderately complex nature. Thoroughly understands institutional, state, and federal policies, procedures, and restrictions. Ensures compliance with generally accepted accounting principles in executing, analyzing, verifying, and reporting transactions of a fiscal nature. Advises management regarding the effective use of resources and methods to maximize earnings. Monitors records of past and present operations. May serve as a project leader.
Example of Duties
• Provides specialized or general calculations and analysis support in various accounting functions.
• Prepares moderately complex reports, statements, analyses, and interpretation utilizing advanced knowledge and proficiency in accounting practices, principles, and interrelationships for both management and outside agencies.
• Recommends alternatives to management when accounting data indicates trends or situations requiring action to be taken beyond the scope of responsibilities.
• Establishes or revises procedures or operating policies of assigned function.
• Participates in the development and implementation of new or revised accounting systems.
• Reviews accounting and reporting systems, procedures, and completed assignments of other staff to ensure compliance with university or outside agency regulations.
• Reviews and controls accounts and records to ensure accuracy, proper documentation, and compliance with all pertinent procedures and regulations.
• Reviews and adjusts funds or accounts such as cash or federal funds.
• Prepares complex journal entries and records composite entries.
• Adjusts to changing needs of university operations or need to provide specialized or individualized reports.
• Balances complex federal, local or state reports, and tax returns.
• Researches, analyzes, and uses independent judgment in a variety of daily and non-routine decisions affecting assigned function.
• Researches and evaluates new or changed accounting principles and practices.
• Conducts training for campus users.
Level Guidelines for Accountant II
• Intermediate-level position with solid professional and/or technical skills working under general supervision to achieve goals
• Applies broad, working knowledge of the principles of the field to moderately complex, difficult, and varied problems and issues
• Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action and resolve problems
• Responds to a broad range of inquiries and requests
• May provide training and/or direction to lower-level staff
• May lead projects of moderate scope and complexity
• Provides guidance to students


Level Guidelines for Accountant III
• Senior-level position possessing high-level professional and/or technical skills working independently under minimal supervision to support ISU’s mission and department or work unit goals
• Applies senior-level professional knowledge and expertise to work requiring greater latitude
• Solves moderately complex problems and regularly exercises judgment to determine appropriate action
• Regularly exercises judgment to resolve problems and determine appropriate action on a broad set of issue and problems. May provide recommendations regarding problems/issues outside the bounds of defined procedures and practices
• Responds to complicated inquiries, provides training, and provides direction to lower-level staff
• May provide supervision for one to two other staff (i.e., leads a small work team)
• May lead projects for which well-defined practices and procedures may not exist
• Provides guidance to students

This position will be filled as either an Accountant II or III. To qualify for the Accountant III, the candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of related experience. The Accountant II is a pay grade PS807. The Accountant III is a pay grade PS808.


Appointment Type:
Regular


Number of Months Employed Per Year:
12 Month Work Period


Time Type:
Full time


Pay Grade:
PS807


Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:
1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter
If you have questions regarding this application process, please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.


Original Posting Date:
June 3, 2021


Posting Close Date:
June 20, 2021


Job Requisition Number:
R5244



Position Information:


Position Title:
Accountant II/III


Job Group:
Professional & Scientific


Required Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree and 2 years of related experience


Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with governmental accounting and GAAP accounting.
Experience with complex accounting systems.
Experience working with external auditors.
Experience preparing financial statements.


Job Description:

Summary
Performs professional accounting work of a moderately complex nature. Thoroughly understands institutional, state, and federal policies, procedures, and restrictions. Ensures compliance with generally accepted accounting principles in executing, analyzing, verifying, and reporting transactions of a fiscal nature. Advises management regarding the effective use of resources and methods to maximize earnings. Monitors records of past and present operations. May serve as a project leader.
Example of Duties
• Provides specialized or general calculations and analysis support in various accounting functions.
• Prepares moderately complex reports, statements, analyses, and interpretation utilizing advanced knowledge and proficiency in accounting practices, principles, and interrelationships for both management and outside agencies.
• Recommends alternatives to management when accounting data indicates trends or situations requiring action to be taken beyond the scope of responsibilities.
• Establishes or revises procedures or operating policies of assigned function.
• Participates in the development and implementation of new or revised accounting systems.
• Reviews accounting and reporting systems, procedures, and completed assignments of other staff to ensure compliance with university or outside agency regulations.
• Reviews and controls accounts and records to ensure accuracy, proper documentation, and compliance with all pertinent procedures and regulations.
• Reviews and adjusts funds or accounts such as cash or federal funds.
• Prepares complex journal entries and records composite entries.
• Adjusts to changing needs of university operations or need to provide specialized or individualized reports.
• Balances complex federal, local or state reports, and tax returns.
• Researches, analyzes, and uses independent judgment in a variety of daily and non-routine decisions affecting assigned function.
• Researches and evaluates new or changed accounting principles and practices.
• Conducts training for campus users.
Level Guidelines for Accountant II
• Intermediate-level position with solid professional and/or technical skills working under general supervision to achieve goals
• Applies broad, working knowledge of the principles of the field to moderately complex, difficult, and varied problems and issues
• Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action and resolve problems
• Responds to a broad range of inquiries and requests
• May provide training and/or direction to lower-level staff
• May lead projects of moderate scope and complexity
• Provides guidance to students


Level Guidelines for Accountant III
• Senior-level position possessing high-level professional and/or technical skills working independently under minimal supervision to support ISU’s mission and department or work unit goals
• Applies senior-level professional knowledge and expertise to work requiring greater latitude
• Solves moderately complex problems and regularly exercises judgment to determine appropriate action
• Regularly exercises judgment to resolve problems and determine appropriate action on a broad set of issue and problems. May provide recommendations regarding problems/issues outside the bounds of defined procedures and practices
• Responds to complicated inquiries, provides training, and provides direction to lower-level staff
• May provide supervision for one to two other staff (i.e., leads a small work team)
• May lead projects for which well-defined practices and procedures may not exist
• Provides guidance to students

This position will be filled as either an Accountant II or III. To qualify for the Accountant III, the candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of related experience. The Accountant II is a pay grade PS807. The Accountant III is a pay grade PS808.


Appointment Type:
Regular


Number of Months Employed Per Year:
12 Month Work Period


Time Type:
Full time


Pay Grade:
PS807


Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:
1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter
If you have questions regarding this application process, please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.


Original Posting Date:
June 3, 2021


Posting Close Date:
June 20, 2021


Job Requisition Number:
R5244


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