UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

ACCOUNTANT, SENIOR

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

7302 (SEIU Local 925 Clerical Nonsupervisory)

BASIC FUNCTION

Devise, prepare, install and coordinate highly specialized institution-wide fiscal systems and functions; or lead one or more professional accountants and other assigned employees.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Senior-level class of series. Perform one or more highly-specialized and complex institution-wide functions, such as life annuity trust accounting, investment and endowment fund accounting or capital fund accounting; or lead Accountants and other assigned employees.

With delegated authority, interview and recommend selection of applicants, conduct training, assign and schedule work, act upon leave requests, participate in the annual performance evaluation process, and recommend disciplinary action.

TYPICAL WORK

Prepare and analyze periodic and annual fiscal reports, such as certified financial statements or periodic governing board accounting reports;

Regularly assign, instruct and review the work of others;

Perform highly specialized and complex accounting activities such as life annuity trust accounting, investment and endowment fund accounting or capital expenditure fund accounting;

Devise and establish control systems for determination of costs; maintain and analyze cost records and ascertain cost distribution;

Coordinate fiscal procedures with institution administrators, data processing supervisors, department heads and division chiefs; identify and recommend methods of improving procedures and services;

Assist in the development of budget planning within areas of activity and responsibility; make recommendations for changes or refinement in budgeting areas;

Provide guidance to subordinates for long-term fiscal cyclic requirements; determine deadlines and identify staffing requirements for special fiscal projects; develop fiscal management reports as required for effective accounting and management practices;

Install and maintain fiscal and accounting system controls to meet standards and requirements of state, federal and other organizations;

Participate in the development of accounting policies, ensuring continuity with institutional policy and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP); provide for continuing data processing support to include the development and implementation of required system changes and procedures;

Respond to audit reports, recommend corrective management actions; identify changes to meet discrepancies or noncompliance cited by the auditor;

Perform the duties of Accountant 2;

May function as a project leader;

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 which includes at least thirty quarter hours or twenty semester hours of college-level accounting courses AND three years of full-time experience as a professional accountant.

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 AND three years of full-time experience as a professional accountant.

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

New Class: 1-3-73
Revise Class: 8-16-74
Revise MQ: 4-15-76
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New to CSA: 5-1-00
CSR Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05
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