Job Description

We are looking for a high energy Senior Accountant with strong can-do attitude.

Who We Are:

University of Advancing Technology (UAT) is an elite, intimate, private college in Tempe, Arizona, focused on educating students in advancing technology who desire to innovate for our future in disciplines such as Advancing Computer Science, Information Security, Game, and New Media technologies. 

Are you a technophile who loves the values of the traditional academy, but want the modern technology campus? Living on campus, students are surrounded by a true living-learning technology environment that incubates their ideas into innovations that students can patent and take to market. Students must create an innovation project to graduate.

We are an entrepreneurial, results-oriented company recognized for delivering high standards of innovation and service. As an organization designed to change the lives of some of the brightest young minds, we rely on the excellence of every member of our family to continuously exceed our own standards and our students’ expectations.

Who you are:

  • You have a sense of urgency
  • You have a desire to improve processes
  • You love analysis
  • You’re self-driven and goal oriented
  • You’re a master of communication and collaboration
  • You consistently execute deadlines while navigating through a fast paced environment with little supervision
  • You’re smart, innovative, and see your ideas through to the finish line

This role is primarily responsible for the accurate and timely accounting and reporting of general ledger activity including preparation of journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations, and consolidated financial statements. The Senior Accountant will also assist with reporting for regulatory requirements in the education sector, variance analysis and reporting, and reviewing of accounts payable documents.  

General Duties:

  • Daily Cash Entries and Bank Reconciliations
  • Complete month end close and all related journal entries
  • Review accounts payable batches and other related documents
  • Balance sheet reconciliations and analysis
  • Assist with financial reporting and analysis
  • Maintenance of Fixed Assets schedules
  • Preparation of Sales/Use tax returns and other regulatory documents
  • Petty cash maintenance and follow up
  • Assist Sr. Controller with financial audits and annual tax preparation

Skills/ Requirements:

  • Bachelor Degree is Required
  • Minimum of 3 years of general ledger and month end close or related experience is required
  • Must be proficient in Excel
  • Experience with Great Plains is preferred but not required

Location RequirementsThis is not a remote position; candidate must be willing and able to work in-person on our Tempe campus

Salary and summary of Employment Benefits: $55,000-$66,000/year, dependent upon education and experience

  • Two Medical insurance options with 100% of the team member premium paid for one.
  • UAT has your BACK, by covering 100% of the monthly premium for Short-Term and Long-Term coverage.
  • Dental, Vision, 401k, Life Insurance, and AD&D Options
  • Vacation, Personal Time, and over 15 Paid Holidays - we work hard, but give you that extra time to play hard as well!
  • Competitive Employee and Dependent Scholarship Programs; we take pride in your educational background and look forward to supporting your families’ academic goals and endeavors.
  • Meal Benefit at University Café. HANGRY? Never heard of here. Come get unlimited meals at the café, on us, YUM!
  • University Store Discount amongst other Discount Programs.
  • Positive, open, and transparent Work Environment and culture that includes Kudos Program, Casual Fridays and Select Work Weeks, Employee Wellness Activities, Bring your Pet to Campus, along with Summer and Winter Happiness Events.
  • Flexible Work Schedule: Telecommuting options based on tenure.
  • Employee Training and Development: Essential Skills Modules are scheduled on the job, allowing for learning, working, and implementation.  

    UAT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or disability. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that the selection decision be based on job-related factors.

    UAT does not sponsor foreign visas. Thank you for your understanding.