UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

ACCOUNTANT 1

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

7300 (SEIU Local 925 Clerical Nonsupervisory)

CLASS SERIES CONCEPT

Performs professional accounting work in preparation, analysis, and auditing of financial records in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Designs or modifies accounting systems.

BASIC FUNCTION

Perform routine accounting functions, including preparing trial balances and making adjusting and closing entries. Prepare complex automated and/or manual reports in accordance with GAAP such as statement of changes in fund balance, income statement or balance sheet on an accrual basis; maintain ledger accounts and analyze fiscal data. Develop procedures to achieve more efficient record keeping or improve current operations. May participate in account analysis and management reports.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

First-level class of series. Under general supervision, perform professional accounting duties such as preparing recurring reports and analyzing, interpreting and summarizing fiscal data in accordance with GAAP.

TYPICAL WORK

Analyze accounts, records, reports, accounts receivable and payable, journal vouchers, general and subsidiary ledgers, and other accounting documents for accuracy and completeness; investigate questionable entries and initiate corrective measures;

Prepare recurring accounting reports such as monthly financial statements to include statement of changes in fund balance, or income statement and/or balance sheet on an accrual basis;

Assist higher-level accountants or fiscal officers with preparation of accounting summary information, analysis of financial reports and development of procedures;

Prepare trial balances and make adjusting and closing entries;

Reconcile bank statements and fixed assets; prepare journal vouchers reflecting expenditures and transfer of funds;

Approve vouchers, review claims, evaluate and take collections action;

Monitor and review computer input and output processes and formats; maintain and modify record keeping systems; provide recommendations for computerized accounting system development;

May direct support staff;

Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified

A Bachelor's Degree in accounting, business administration, computer science, economics, or closely related field that includes thirty quarter hours or twenty semester hours of college-level accounting courses

OR

four years of experience as a Fiscal Technician, or equivalent in the public sector, AND thirty quarter hours or twenty semester hours of college-level accounting courses.

OR

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

New Class: 1-03-73
Revise Class: 5-1-82
Revise Class/Title/Salary: 1-18-88
Revise MQ: 7-2-90
New to CSA: 5-1-00
Revise Class: 4/1/01

CSR Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05