Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Accountant
Position Number 316460
Requisition Number B06146
Position Type Administrative
Class Code 7734
Time-limited through
Type of Appointment Full-Time
Faculty Position Sub-Type
Length of Appointment
Internal Recruitment? No
Working Hours 8:00AM-5:00PM
Department Controller
Organization Administration & Finance Office
Division Administration & Finance
Approved Hiring Salary Range $35,000.00
Pay Basis Annually

The University of North Florida (UNF) is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. The University of North Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not commit or permit discrimination or harassment on the basis of genetic information, race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, or veteran status in any educational, employment, social, recreational program or activity that it offers. In addition, UNF will not commit or permit retaliation against an individual who complains of discrimination or harassment or an individual who cooperates in an investigation of an alleged violation of University Regulation.


UNF is a Carnegie Community Engaged Institution. This designation celebrates the University’s collaboration with community partners from the local to the global level. It reflects UNF’s mission to contribute to the public good and prepare educated, engaged citizens.

General Description / Primary Purpose

This position reports directly to a coordinator of accounting and provides accounting services to support the whole campus. Services provided include financial statements preparation and analysis, numerous complex liabilities reconciliations including procurement card campus wide, journal voucher processing, inventory control and reconciliation, and recording and analysis of the petty cash for a number of departments on campus. This position serves as a backup for the coordinator of accounting. Position requires the ability to analyze business situations and to independently develop recommendations and solutions to mitigate risks and improve business controls and reporting of financial results. Our current systems are very complex and require very detailed analysis of the financial transactions. The knowledge and experience of SCT Banner is very important and necessary to perform the correct analysis. If this position were not filled a void would exist in trying to fulfill our requirements relative to accounts receivables and liabilities reconciliation, campus wide inventories, preparation of financial statements and other duties provided by this position.

Essential Duties

Job Function

Review, key, and analyze journal transfers.

Percentage Of Time 20
Job Function

Assist and guide the campus community with questions related to transfer requests.

Percentage Of Time 5
Job Function

Monthly reconciliation of the procurement card and e-Payables bank statements with transactions processed in Banner.

Percentage Of Time 10
Job Function

Monthly reconciliation and analysis of furniture and equipment with subsidiary ledger and the review and analysis of other fixed asset reports.

Percentage Of Time 20
Job Function

Review and analyze weekly fixed assets conversions.

Percentage Of Time 10
Job Function

Process and analyze monthly depreciation and overhead charges.

Percentage Of Time 5
Job Function

Process returned checks.

Percentage Of Time 3
Job Function

Monthly reconciliation and analysis of petty cash for a number of departments on campus.

Percentage Of Time 2
Job Function

Reconcile, maintain, monitor and analyze activity in agency funds to ensure compliance with University agency procedures.

Percentage Of Time 10
Job Function

Assist in the preparation and analysis of financial statements.

Percentage Of Time 10
Job Function

Other duties as assigned.

Percentage Of Time 5

Posting Detail Information

Marginal Functions

Backup for the coordinator of accounting. The incumbent will cross-train with the other accountant (position 312990) and perform the duties of that position if necessary.

Required Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree in a directly related area of specialization.

Faculty Position Required Qualifications
Departmental Requirements

Bachelors in Accounting. Experience in higher education or governmental accounting preferred. Strong analytical skills. Detail oriented. Strong customer service and communication (oral and written) skills.

Statement(s) of Understanding Definition

This position requires a level II background check, which includes fingerprinting. In
conjunction with the University’s policy, this position may also require a credit check.

The holder of this position is designated as a “Responsible Employee” pursuant to their role under Title IX. Therefore, the incumbent must promptly report allegations of sexual misconduct, sexual violence, and child sexual abuse by or against any student, employee, contractor, or visitor to the University’s Title IX Administrator or any divisional Title IX Coordinator.

Required Licensure or Certification
Machines/Equipment used regularly

Computer, calculator, scanner/copier, fax machine, and other office equipment.

Anticipated Start Date 01/29/2018
Job Posting Date 10/10/2017
Application Review Date 01/02/2018
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled Yes
Point of Contact Information Amanda Melady, 904-620-2448
Hiring Official Valerie Stevenson
Location if not Jacksonville
Special Instructions

Applicants must complete an online application, as well as upload supplemental documents, at in order to be considered for this position. Applicants who do not apply online and/or upload all the required documents will not be considered for this position. Once you submit both your completed application and uploaded documents you will receive a confirmation number. Keep the confirmation number for your records. Applicants are required to list a minimum of three references in their application. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Amanda Melady at (904) 620-2448, or Initial review of applications will begin on 01/02/2018.


Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a current employee of the university?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * What is the highest level of education you have attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PhD
  3. * How many years of experience directly related to the position/job function do you have?
    • 0-1
    • 1-3
    • 3-5
    • 5-7
    • 7-10
    • 11+

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents