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Accounting Manager Duties and Responsibilities

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Purpose of Classification:

Performs professional accounting activities for specialized, complex and/or functional areas requiring the expert knowledge and professional application of accounting principles, practices and techniques in accordance with industry standards, current laws and university policy. Manages resources of assigned areas to accomplish goals and objectives and supervises lower level professional accountants and other staff for work of considerable technical difficulty.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is fifth in a series of five classifications. It is distinguished from the Accountant Principal in that incumbents work at a higher level of expertise and experience, and are less subject to higher technical supervision, and have full responsibility for the management of a permanent operating unit or sub-unit.

Examples of Duties:

  • Supervises activities of subordinates.
  • Plans, directs, organizes and schedules the activities of one or more specialized accounting functions.
  • Analyzes, develops and documents accounting and cost procedures and controls related to assigned tasks.
  • Researches and evaluates pertinent professional and related legal literature to establish and/or recommend changes to accounting procedures and operations.
  • Provides operating cost visibility, direction and consultation to university officials relative to fiscal planning, control, and expending of university assets.
  • Prepares and/or directs the preparation of special statistical reports, detailed cost accounting information, surveys or analyses of a complex and difficult nature for management.
  • Provides internal/external training both orally and in writing on accounting systems, procedures and practices.
  • Interprets various accounting data, analyzes reports and recommends and/or initiates actions to be taken.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of accounting principles, practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge and skill in supervisory practices and principles.
  • Knowledge of computerized accounting systems and applications to include main frame terminals/ personal computers, general software applications and keyboard facility.
  • Skill in performing detailed and complex numerical computations and reports.
  • Skill in both verbal and written communication.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or a related field and five years of professional accounting experience; OR, Nine years of professional accounting experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


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