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Arizona State University

Arizona State University

Accounting & Finance
Tempe, AZ, USA
Posted on Saturday, September 9, 2023



Campus: Tempe


Job Description

Financial Services seeks an Accountant for the Debt, Plant, and Capital Asset Management Accounting
area who will: process financial transactions, review and interpret monthly financial data to find and account for new assets; prepare journal entries; reconcile ledger accounts; process and approve accounting transactions in the University's online financial system; prepare spreadsheets using Excel; assist with the biennial inventory process; and communicate with departments and/or university staff to ensure compliance with University policy and procedures and standard accounting

ASU is a diverse enterprise with a wide variety of work and learning modes, locations, and a commitment to sustainability, innovation, and employee work-life balance. We are determined to maintain our position as an employer of choice in a competitive labor market.

We offer our employees partially remote work after the training period is complete.

The successful candidate, not presently employed within Financial Services, will be paid a signing bonus of $750 and a $1,250 bonus after completing six months of employment with the department.

Job Family

Finance & Accounting

Department Name

Capital Assets Management



VP Code


Scope of Search


Grant Funded Position

This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range

$55,000 per year

Close Date




Essential Duties

  • Assists with identifying and properly accounting for new assets, maintaining ASU's current asset records and, completing monthly and annual asset ledger reconciliations.
  • Communicates with departments across all ASU campus' to obtain information about newly purchased assets and to inventory existing assets.
  • Performs a broad scope of complex accounting duties, including preparing indicate journal entries, reconciling balance sheet accounts, analyzing accounting data, research, and respond to accounting-related questions for other university departments and staff.
  • Monitors compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and university regulations.
  • Approves department transactions and supplier invoices within designated limits.
  • Assists in the preparation of detailed asset reports for internal and external users on an annual and ad-hoc basis. Prepares Excel spreadsheets utilizing advanced functions.
  • Helps manage student workers.
  • Participates in fiscal year-end close and the preparation of work papers, schedules, and journal entries in accordance with GAAP/GASB standards.
  • Assists in audits and prepares audit requests as directed.
  • Maintains knowledge of relevant laws, and regulations, and evaluates appropriate professional and related legal literature as assigned.
  • Assists in implementing new procedures and GASB pronouncements as appropriate.
  • Performs any other ad hoc projects or duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Accounting or a related field AND one (1) year of professional accounting experience; OR, Five (5) years professional accounting experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

  • Evidence of a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting.
  • Experience in preparing detailed financial reports and statements.
  • Experience in capital asset accounting.
  • Experience in using database software.
  • Experience in using Excel.
  • Experience in utilizing accounting software and performing account reconciliations. Demonstrated
  • knowledge of GAAP and accounting principles.
  • Experience in a diverse, service-focused environment. Experience using automated online financial
  • systems.
  • Experience using Microsoft applications.
  • Experience in a high-volume customer service environment.

Working Environment

  • Work in an office setting and use office equipment (i.e., computers, printers, copiers, calculators, telephones).
  • Sit or stand for extended periods of time, travel moderate distances to perform work, use hands/fingers for repetitive motions.
  • Communicate to perform essential duties.
  • Read-interpret written and oral instructions/directions.
  • May require lifting of items weighing up to 25 lbs.

Department Statement

In support of the missions of Business & Finance and Arizona State University, Financial Services serves the university community in a professional, accessible, customer-focused, efficient and innovative manner by processing financial transactions and providing accounting, financial management reporting, financial system training, and treasury management services in a timely fashion.

Financial Services' mission is to provide a high level of service to the ASU community, along with the necessary financial protection via cost-effective internal controls.

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit https://wellness.asu.edu/explore-wellness/body/alcohol-and-drugs/tobacco

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Notice of Availability of the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU PD at 480-965-3456.

Relocation Assistance – For information about schools, housing child resources, neighborhoods, hospitals, community events, and taxes, visit https://cfo.asu.edu/az-resources.

Employment Verification Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Fingerprint Check Statement

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Applicant must be eligible to work in the United States; ASU will not be a sponsor for this position.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.