Accountant I


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Outreach & Continuing Education (10000815)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Note for Current UM Employees

Current employees must apply internally via connectU >

Definition of Class

This position performs routine, professional-level accounting functions typically in a non-centralized department under the guidance of a higher-level administrator. The incumbent analyzes and reconciles assigned accounts, prepares departmental financial statements and reports, compiles revenue and expense data, and prepares and monitors departmental budgets.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Prepares financial reports and spreadsheets.
  • Compiles and monitors departmental budgets.
  • Analyzes and reconciles assigned accounts.
  • Identifies discrepancies in accounting records.
  • Proposes adjustments to accounting records.
  • Compiles financial data for analysis.
  • Initiates personnel forms based as instructed.
  • Prepares invoices for distribution to outside agencies, tracks accounts receivable, and resolves billing/collection issues.
  • Prepares and parks journal entries for internal invoices, account corrections, and fund transfers.
  • Initiates payments to outside agencies and the University community.
  • 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.

  1. Performs routine, professional-level accounting functions.
  2. Analyzes and reconciles assigned accounts.
  3. Prepares and monitors departmental budgets, financial statements and reports.

Minimum Education/Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or a related field from an accredited college or university.


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.




Salary/Wage Information

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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.

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.

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