[unav_all] Job Posting

Melissa Weber weber at unavco.org
Wed Jun 30 15:59:35 MDT 2010

Position:        Staff Accountant
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Reports to:    Controller
Created: 06/03/10

Summary Of Job
This individual is primarily responsible for applying principles of
accounting to analyze financial information and prepare financial reports.
§  Compiles and analyzes financial information to prepare entries to
accounts, such as general ledger accounts, documenting business
§  Performs forecasts and analyses to determine trends, estimates, and
significant changes, and writes narrative reports explaining findings.
§  Analyzes financial information detailing assets, liabilities, and
capital, and prepares balance sheet, profit and loss statement, and other
reports to summarize and interpret current and projected company financial
position for other managers.
§  Audits contracts, orders, and vouchers, and prepares reports to
substantiate individual transactions prior to settlement.
§  Determines proper handling of financial transactions and approves
transactions within designated limits.
§  Monitors compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and
company procedures.
§  Reviews, investigates, and corrects errors and inconsistencies in
financial entries, documents, and reports.
§  Installs, modifies, documents, and coordinates implementation of
accounting systems and accounting control procedures.
§  With Controller, devises and implements system for general accounting.
§  Makes recommendations regarding the accounting for unusual transactions
§  Makes recommendations for improving the organization's accounting
§  Collects appropriate data and prepares federal, state, and local reports
and information tax returns.
§  Performs other analysis or accounting tasks as directed by the Manager of
To perform this job successfully, this individual must be able to perform
each essential job function satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may
be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
Skills and Knowledge
§  Ability to collect, research and analyze data and make sound and accurate
decisions and recommendations based upon data.
§  Ability to design work flow and procedures.
§  Strong attention to detail.
§  Strong problem solving skills.
§  Customer service orientation.
§  Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
§  Strong oral and written communication skills.
§  Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
§  Experience with accounting software.
Education and Experience
§  Bachelors in Accounting
§  Two years of relevant hands-on experience. 
§  CPA
§  Experience working within or familiarity with guidelines of GAAP, OMB
Circular A-110, A-122, A-133; or desire to take relevant classes.
§  Experience in a government contracting or grant environment including
project accounting.
§  MS Dynamics (Solomon) or Great Plains experience.
§  Skills in applying accounting principles and practices in a project
accounting environment. 
Physical Requirements
§  This position requires sitting for sustained periods of time; using
fingers and repetitive motion on computing and communications devices;
ability to hear and speak effectively on phone; climbing stairs, bending and
stooping, the ability to see computer screen with detailed screen menu.
Occasional lifting of up to 20 pounds is required. 
Mental Requirements
§  Must be able to compute, analyze and interpret complex statistical data
and/or to develop forecasts and computer models.  Ability to understand
opposing points of view on highly complex issues and to negotiate and
integrate different viewpoints.   Ability to make decisions which have
significant impact on the immediate work unit and monitor impact outside
immediate work unit.  Ability to compose materials such as detailed reports,
work-related manuals, and publications of limited scope or impact.
Melissa M. Weber
6350 Nautilus Dr.
Boulder, CO 80301
ph: 303-381-7561
fax: 303-381-7501
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