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Accountant I/II/III
Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama
Date Posted 05/09/2022
Admin-Business And Financial Management
Salary $38,233 - $65,500  USD Per Year
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Details

Position Information

Requisition Number
Home Org Name
Contracts & Grants Accounting
Division Name
VP for Research and Economic Dev
Position Title
Accountant I/II/III
Job Class Code
Appointment Status
Part-time FTE
Limited Term
Limited Term Length
Job Summary
The Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development seeks candidates for an Accountant position. The individual in this position performs routine professional accounting duties to control and document the handling of funds within an assigned area. Responsibilities include preparing and reviewing financial statements/reports; making recommendations to improve internal controls, operating effectiveness and efficiency; and performing other responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.

About Auburn: At Auburn, our work changes lives. Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a premier public institution, Auburn University is dedicated to shaping the future of the people of Alabama, the nation, and the world through forward-thinking education, life-enhancing research, scholarship and selfless service. Auburn is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, community outreach, positive work environment, student engagement, and thriving community.
Why employee choose Auburn: Auburn University was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the state of Alabama’s best employers, with employees staying an average of ten years. Employees enjoy competitive benefits that include top-notch health insurance, generous retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, flexible spending accounts and more!
Learn more about Auburn’s impact, generous employee benefits, and thriving community by visiting aub.ie/working-at-auburn.
Auburn University is committed to a diverse and inclusive campus environment. Visit www.auburn.edu/inclusion to learn more about our commitment to expanding equity and inclusion for all.
Essential Functions
Essential functions:
1. Creates and maintains accounts through documentation, compilation, reconciliation, and analysis of financial information and preparation of journal entries.
2. Reviews transactions for conformity with procedures or limits, and closes out accounts for expired contracts.
3. Communicates with internal departments and/or sponsoring agencies to ensure compliance with policies, contracts, grants, laws, regulations, or procedures.
4. Conducts reviews to substantiate transactions.
Minimum Education and Experience

Education Level
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
Field of Study
Accounting or Finance or a degree in any field plus a CPA
Years of Experience
Level I requires no experience
Area of Experience
Accounting services
Requirements for Additional Job Levels
  • Level I: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance or a degree in any field plus a CPA. The salary range for Level I is $38,233 – $52,100.

  • Level II: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance or a degree in any field plus a CPA; plus 2 years of experience. The salary range for Level II is $42,800 – $58,400.

  • Level III – Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance or a degree in any field plus a CPA; plus 4 years of experience. The salary range for Level III is $48,033 – $65,500.

An advanced degree may be used to substitute years of experience.
Alternate Minimum Education and Experience (If available)

Education Level
Field of Study
Years of Experience
Area of Experience
Requirements for Additional Job Levels
Minimum Skills, License, and Certifications

Minimum Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of fundamental concepts, practices and procedures in accounting and accounting services.
Minimum Technology Skills
Minimum License and Certifications
None Required.
Desired Qualifications

Desired Qualifications
1. An aptitude for working with and preparing detailed accounting reports; possess a high degree of accuracy and excellent time management skills;
2. Able to work well with sponsor agencies and administrators, faculty, and staff;
3. Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.
4. Experience reviewing sponsored awards, familiarity with federal regulations, and Banner knowledge are desired.
Posting Detail Information

Salary Grade
Salary Range
$38,233 - $65,500
Job Category
Working Hours if Non-Traditional
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Posting Date
Closing Date
EEO Statement
Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.
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