Accountant II

  • University of Idaho
  • Moscow, ID, USA
  • Nov 08, 2023
Full time Business/Financial Affairs/Financial Aid

Job Description


University of Idaho

Accountant II

Location: Moscow

Division/College: University Research

Employee Category: Exempt

Pay Range: $57,250 or higher depending on education and experience.

FTE: 1

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:
Under general supervision, the position performs a range of detailed, moderately complex professional accounting functions. Work assignments at this level typically include: examination, analysis, maintenance, consolidation and reconciliation of financial records; creation and interpretation of financial statements and reports; participation in the development of budgets; may be assigned responsibility to provide training, supervision and/or assistance to other employees.

Duties may include:
  • Analyzing accounting records for accuracy and completeness
  • Researching and resolving accounting problems and/or discrepancies
  • Researching and applying new accounting standards
  • Researching and applying relevant local, state, and federal regulations; preparing, reviewing or approving required returns and reports
  • Generating standard and custom financial statements and other reports
  • Overseeing proper classification and coding of income and expenditures
  • Analyzing and forecasting revenue and expenditure trends
  • Assisting in calculation of various departmental and University rates
  • Analyzing expenditures charged for appropriateness and compliance with University policy and procedures
  • Interacting with internal and external auditors and participating in auditing projects
  • Recommending improvements in workflows, procedures and processes
  • Conducting financial analysis of projects and preparing special reports
  • Overseeing and monitoring accounting processes, schedules and databases
  • Performing complex reconciliation functions
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or equivalent OR Master’s degree in accounting
  • Two years of progressively responsible accounting experience in a computerized accounting system

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working in a complex, decentralized accounting environment
  • Experience with governmental fund accounting
  • CPA, CMA, CGFM or other accounting certification
  • Experience working with the Banner Financial System
  • Experience working in an area of Grant & Contract financial accounting or sponsored research
  • administration
  • Establishing and monitoring internal controls
  • Interpreting, explaining, and applying laws, regulations, and policies
  • Assisting in the education of individuals in policy and procedures
  • Assessing risk and conducting audits to ensure compliance
  • Monitoring and evaluating account activity

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Required Licensures, Certifications or other

Posting Number: SP004167P

Posting Date: 10/23/2023

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:
Preferential review of applicants will begin on November 6, 2023.
Please address each required qualification in your Letter of Qualification.
For a copy of the full job description, please contact Kathleen Skovgard at

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

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