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Job No. 145337

  • Job Title:
  • Accounting Specialist III - Mechanical Aerospace & Biomedical Engineering (Multiple Positions)
  • Employer:
  • The University of Tennessee
  • Location:
  • knoxville , TN
  • Posting Date:
  • 23-Nov-2021
  • Description:
  • The Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering (MABE) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, invites applications for a full-time Accounting Specialist. Reporting to the Assistant Business Manager, the Accounting Specialist is responsible for day-to-day financial functions of the department to include maintaining accounting records, procurement card verification and purchasing, travel request, travel reimbursements, time entry, accounts payable, purchase requisitions, ledger reconciliation, vendor changes/update requests. Works with contracts, sub-contracts and purchasing. Responsible for a high volume of IRIS transactions including travel, accounts payable, contract entry, purchasing and purchasing card transactions.

    Additional information regarding the Department may be viewed at https://mabe.utk.edu/



    Required Qualifications

    •High School diploma or GED with 5-6 years accounting and HR experience.

    •Knowledge of basic accounting principles.

    •Excellent communication, customer service and organization skills.

    •Ability to multi-task and work independently.

    •Ability to prioritize a heavy workload.

    • Excellent organizational and time-management skills.

    •Ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks based on needs of others and with time-sensitive deadlines.

    •Ability to work autonomously as well as within a team environment.

    • Sound interpersonal and communication skills.

    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office.

    Preferred Qualifications

    •Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in business, HR management or related degree with 5-6 years accounting and HR experience.

    •Knowledge of State and federal contract and grant financial requirements.

    •Working knowledge of UT fiscal and HR policies and procedures.

    •Knowledge of financial / personnel management applications such as SAP/IRIS.

    •Knowledge of personnel maintenance processes incl. hiring, I-9 e-verification, and USCIS (visa) processes.

    • Experience in an academic environment.

    • Supervisory experience.

    • Experience hiring foreign nationals and communicating with non-native English speakers.

    • Human resources specific experience related to recruiting, hiring or employee relations.

    Application Process: A review of all applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled. For full consideration, all applicants must electronically submit a letter of interest, resume, and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three professional references with their online application.

  •  Contact information:
  • The University of Tennessee
  • knoxville, TN 37996
  • United States
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