Location: Seattle, Washington
Type: Full Time
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The Equipment Inventory Office has an outstanding opportunity for an Asset Accounting Analyst. This position reports to the Assistant Director of the Equipment Inventory Office (EIO). The purpose of the position is to ensure that capital asset balances and associated depreciation expenses are completely and accurately reflected in the University’s financial
statements. Duties and responsibilities include preparing journal entries, reviewing and approving journal vouchers, reconciling
capital asset general ledger accounts, assisting with internal and external audit requests, performing outreach and training,
responding to administrative and departmental inquiries, and ensuring University capital asset accounting policies are in alignment
with current State and Federal regulations, and Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) requirements. Additionally, this
position will be an active participant in University of Washington Financial Transformation (UWFT) meetings as the University
transitions to a new financial system (Workday).
Duties & Responsibilities:
Accounting and Analysis
Maintain comprehensive fiscal reporting for accounting reporting periods
Actively seek to enhance program by suggesting process improvements
Initiate, review, and analyze accounting entries to support capital asset financial reporting functions
Review financial reports for completeness and accuracy
Analyze capital asset balances and depreciation expense data and compile corresponding schedules
Review and approve accounting transactions, journal vouchers, management reports, and internal reports for completeness,
accuracy, and compliance
Prepare and deliver supporting documentation as part of the annual financial statement audit
Assist in the implementation and administration of internal (EIO) risk assessment and monitoring activities
Assist in the development and implementation of institutional policies, procedures, and related internal control systems
while ensuring compliance with University and Internal Audit requirements
Customer Support, Training and Outreach
Research and respond to central and departmental inquiries related to capital asset accounting
Assist in the development and implementation of a training program directed at providing departments and fiscal staff with
updates and guidance on capital asset accounting policies and procedures
Assist in developing and communicating best practice guides and resources
Present at the Monthly Research Administration Meeting (MRAM), as needed, to communicate policy changes and updates
Maintain EIO website to ensure the content aligns with current State and Federal capital asset accounting rules
Administrative and General Procedures
Prioritize tasks during peak periods to ensure assignments are completed in a timely manner
Reconcile EIO budgets monthly to identify abnormal activity and/or erroneous charges
Identify internal and/or departmental control weaknesses and opportunities for improvement
Represent EIO in meetings as the Subject Matter Expert on capital asset accounting, as needed
Participate in special projects, as needed
Other duties as assigned
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.
Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration in Finance, Accounting or other related field or equivalent education/experience.
3 years of experience in financial accounting
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
Experience analyzing large quantities of data and creating meaningful summarized reports for decision makers
Ability to interpret and effectively communicate complex policies and procedures
Experience in successful handling concurrent projects with critical deadlines
Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgement effectively in decision-making process
Ability to work independently with a high degree of reliability, accuracy, and productivity.
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Knowledge of the Office of Financial Management (OFM) State Administrative and Accounting Manual (SAAM)
Knowledge of Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) standards and guidelines
Experience in preparing and delivering presentations
Experience with capital asset accounting and/or operations
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.