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Accountant I

University of Texas at Austin – Austin, TX

Job Posting Title:

Accountant I


Hiring Department:

Molecular Biosciences


Position Open To:

All Applicants


Weekly Scheduled Hours:



FLSA Status:



Earliest Start Date:

Jun 24, 2019


Position Duration:

Expected to Continue





Job Description:

Provide accounting support, account payable transactions, reimbursements, compliance with UT policy and procedures, customer service and records retention for documents processed within the Department of Molecular Biosciences.


Job Details:

  • Prepare encumbrances, payments, reimbursements, process procards, deposits, and correction vouchers via electronic processing.

  • Maintain payment processing electronic workflow and update client records in UT Box.

  • Provide consistent, timely and reliable communication to clients via email or other methods regarding status of approvals, returns, and process changes.
  • Interpret and apply relevant rules, regulations and policies to ensure financial transactions are consistent with university policies.
  • Attend meetings, act as a liaison and provide accounting expertise or assist and answer any financial related questions. Act as a backup document creator and processor for all actions related to the office.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor s degree in accounting or relevant field. Demonstrated excellent communication skills and customer service attitude. Excellent problem solving and organizational skills. Knowledge of general accounts payable practices or vendor relations. Experience with common office computing software. Ability to prioritize work and multitask. Professional demeanor. History of regular and punctual attendance. Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications
  • More than the required education and experience. Familiarity with State or UT Austin vouchering and accounting policies and procedures. Experience using electronic accounting and work management systems to process web-based documents. Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work both independently and as a team member without day-to-day supervision. Ability to work under pressure, while maintaining a high level of accuracy and attention to detail and proficiency in gathering, analyzing, presenting financial data and making recommendations.

Salary Range

$38,500 + depending on qualifications

Working Conditions
  • May work around standard office conditions
  • Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation

Required Materials
  • Resume/CV
  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
  • Letter of interest

Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume in the first step of the online job application process. Then, any additional Required Materials will be uploaded in the My Experience section; you can multi-select the additional files or click the Upload button for each file. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded. Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.

Important for Current university employees and contingent workers: As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find Jobs. Before you apply though, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will need to click the Upload button multiple times in order to attach your Resume, References and any additional Required Materials noted above.


Employment Eligibility:

Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.


Retirement Plan Eligibility:

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.


Background Checks:

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.


Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer , complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Pay Transparency:

The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information.


Employment Eligibility Verification:

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form. You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.



The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The universitys company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following:

  • E-Verify Poster (English) [PDF]
  • E-Verify Poster (Spanish) [PDF]
  • Right To Work Poster (English) [PDF]
  • Right To Work Poster (Spanish) [PDF]



Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in HOP-3031 .

The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may access the 2018 report here or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe, Suite UTA 2.206, Austin, TX 78701.

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