Accountant II - CI

Department/Organization: 702202 - Contract and Grant Accounting


Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:oo am to 4:45 pm


Note to Applicants: Continuation in this position is contingent upon availability of external funding derived from research programs or specific projects.


Job Summary: Performs advanced professional accounting activities for a specialized, complex assignment or functional area requiring application of an advanced professional knowledge of accounting principles and practices. Ensures or evaluates compliance and accountability of financial programs and business operations/processes. May supervise or lead lower level professional accountants and other staff.


Additional Department Summary: Interpreting terms and conditions within negotiated contracts and grants and applying Federal, State and Local laws, rules and regulations. Monitor all expenditures for compliance with the applicable laws, rules, regulations and sponsor terms and conditions.


Required Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance and three (3) years of professional accounting experience; OR a Master's degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business and two (2) years of professional accounting experience; OR CPA and two (2) years of professional accounting experience.


Skills and Knowledge: Specific competencies in general ledger accounting, financial accounting and analysis, and account reconciliation. Must show demonstrated competency in advanced spreadsheet and database operations and ability to interact with complex administrative management and on-line financial systems.

Specific competencies in general ledger accounting, financial accounting and analysis, and account reconciliation. Must show demonstrated competency in advanced spreadsheet and database operations and ability to interact with complex administrative management and on-line financial systems.


Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or higher in Accounting with at least five years of professional accounting experience and/or five years of contract & grant accounting experience. Knowledge of Federal Uniformed Guidance, Federal Acquisition Regulations.


Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.


Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" Poster

Contact Information

The University of Alabama

Division of

Finance and Operations



Tuscaloosa, Alabama

(205) 348-7732

Background Information

4-Year Degree

3

  • College/University
  • Grants and Contracts

Authorized to work in the US

None

Target Job Information

Negotiable

  • Full Time