Senior Accountant


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

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

  • Maintains and monitors financial records of University’s financial investments.
  • Ensures compliance with institutional, state, and federal policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Supervises and participates in a variety of accounting activities.
  • Approves adjustments made to accounting records.
  • Analyzes and reconciles accounts.
  • Makes recommendations to ensure the efficient use of resources.
  • Prepares and reviews financial reports.
  • Supervises, directs, provides guidance and reviews the work of subordinate personnel.
  • Inventories tax and accounting forms.
  • Prepares cash needs analyses.
  • Oversees refunds and repayments of funds.
  • Provides technical support to accounting and related systems.
  • Resolves discrepancies with accounting records.
  • Works with internal and external constituents to resolve issues involving billings or collections of accounts payable or accounts receivable.
  • Authorizes account transfers and manual disbursements.
  • Prepares and distributes tax documents.
  • Reviews and approves funding for personnel forms.
  • 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. 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

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.


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

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.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Oxford Mississippi