Accountant (II or Senior)


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Accounting (10000899)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Note for Current UM Employees

Current employees must apply internally via connectU >

Definition of Class

Accountant II:

This position independently performs a variety of routine and non-routine accounting functions with limited supervision. The incumbent prepares and analyzes financial statements and reports, reconciles and monitors accounts, identifies and resolves discrepancies, and prepares and monitors budgets. This position may supervise others and reports to a higher-level administrator.


Senior Accountant:

This position is an experienced accountant employed within a centralized department. The incumbent performs advanced level accounting duties, supervises and coordinates a variety of accounting operations, prepares various financial reports, reconciles and monitors accounts, and prepares financial reports. This position reports to a higher-level administrator.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Prepares, analyzes, and reviews financial statements, reports, and spreadsheets for internal and external use.
  • Monitors and prepares departmental budgets and proposes budgetary adjustments and projections.
  • Analyzes and reconciles accounts.
  • Identifies and resolves discrepancies in accounting records.
  • Approves adjustments to accounting records.
  • Provides guidance and direction to support staff.
  • Corresponds with departments and advises them on accounting issues.
  • Prepares invoices for distribution to outside agencies and resolves billing/collection issues.
  • Identifies and recommends changes to policies and procedures.
  • Prepares, reviews and approves personnel forms in accordance with departmental and other budget requirements.
  • Identifies, monitors, and reports departmental, taxable transactions.
  • Monitors and ensures compliance with institutional, state, federal, and other external agency policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Ensures all assigned tasks performed are in compliance with department, University, Southeastern Conference, NCAA, state, federal, and other external agency policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.

Essential Functions

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.


Accountant II:

  1. Performs routine and non-routine, professional-level accounting functions.

  2. Analyzes and reconciles accounts, and resolves discrepancies.

  3. Prepares and reviews financial statements and reports including departmental budgets.

  4. Prepares and distributes documents both internally and externally.


Senior Accountant:

  1. Monitors and supervises accounting operations and activities.

  2. Provides guidance to accounting personnel, as applicable, to ensure accuracy and efficiency.

  3. Reconciles accounts and prepares financial reports.

Minimum Education/Experience

Accountant II:


Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or a related field from an accredited four-year college or university.


Two (2) years of experience related to the above described duties.


Senior Accountant:


Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or a related field from an accredited four-year college or university.





Three (3) years of experience related to the above described duties.

Salary/Wage Information

To learn more about our pay structure and view our salary ranges, click here to visit the Compensation page of our Human Resources website. This link is provided for general pay information. Hourly rate or salary may vary depending on qualifications, experience, and departmental budget. Note: Unclassified positions (faculty, executives, researchers and coaches) do not have established salary ranges.

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.


Interview Requirements: Any candidate who is called for an interview must notify the Department of Equal Opportunity/Regulatory Compliance in writing of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.


This position will require a financial (credit) report. Selected candidates should have a low credit debt. Background checks are completed post offer of employment. University employees moving into a new position that requires a financial (credit) report must complete a new background check.

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