Senior Accountant

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Classification:Fiscal Professional 2
Grade:Grade 79
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:Kenai Peninsula College
Location: Soldotna
Categories: Administrative/Personnel, Business/Accounting/Finance

Position Summary:

The Senior Accountant assists with management of the budget, reconciles all accounts and is the KPC Purchasing Officer.


1Assume responsibilities of the Director of Administrative Services during absence as needed. Occasional travel within Alaska and outside of Alaska for workshops/seminars/training.Essential
15Restricted Fund Accounts Monitor restricted fund accounts. Prepare grant/fund set-up forms. Prepare budgetary summaries for departments for all funds.Essential
20Account Reconciliation Manage ProCard program and reconcile staff and faculty accounts. Reconcile bank accounts. Reconcile balance sheet accounts and prepare appropriate adjusting journal vouchers. Conduct periodic account code/program code reviews. Prepare appropriated adjusting journal voucher. Reconcile WolfCard accounts.Essential
20Purchasing / Vendor Contracts Act as the Kenai Peninsula College Purchasing Officer. Acquisition of all goods and services over $5,000 and up to $10,000. Review procurement requests and prepare purchase orders that are in compliance with University, State and Federal regulations. Develop specifications, solicit quotations/proposals, negotiate vendor terms/conditions, evaluate responses and awards. Monitor vendor performance, ensure compliance with timelines, deliverables and budget requirements, resolves disputes. Review and sign vendor contracts within signature authority. Work with University of Alaska procurement department on purchases exceed authority. Ensure all purchases are coded properly, funding is available and are within the intent of the budget.Essential
35Budget Maintenance Balance financial data in monthly management report spreadsheet for submission to supervisor. Prepare department budgetary summaries. Analyze summer semester student fees for distribution to appropriate fiscal year. Maintain and create detail codes. Prepare and enter routine and correcting journal vouchers. Monitor unrestricted fund accounts. Prepare budget revisions as requested by supervisor. Assist with year-end closing process.Essential
9General Financial Skills Assist with the development and maintenance of control procedures that are in accordance with the University of Alaska''s Statewide Accounting Manual. Interpret and apply complex rules, procedures and processes to improve efficiencies to manage multi-program funding and various fiscal year renewals. Be accountable for compliance with university, federal, state and granting agency expenditure policies and regulations. Establish and maintain complete and accurate files. Ensure that all financial records are complete and maintained in auditable form. Position is responsible for reviewing and approving Banner financial data entry.Essential

Kenai Peninsula College's Senior Accountant manages budgets with multiple-funding sources, and also acts as KPC's purchasing and reconciliation officer.

This position is full-time, grade 79, beginning bi-weekly salary at $2065.60; benefits and tuition waivers included. Application review begins November 10, 2017; applications accepted until the position is closed.


Applications accepted until the position is closed. 
IMPORTANT: Please document all of the listed required and preferred education, knowledge, skills, abilities and experience.

Please submit your online application and electronically attach the following documents: 
1. Cover letter 
2. Resume 
3. Three professional references, including the names, titles, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses

  • Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application or interview process should call 907-262-0317 or email 
  • You may call UAA Human Resources at 907-786-4608 if you need help with the application process

Hire is contingent upon a successful background check. 


Kenai Peninsula College (KPC) is a campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage. The college has three locations and is comprised of:
-Kenai River Campus, Soldotna
-Kachemak Bay Campus, Homer
-Resurrection Bay Extension Site, Seward

This position will be located at the Kenai River Campus situated on 309 acres along the banks of the beautiful Kenai River. The area is known for its wildlife splendor, mountain viewscapes, world-class fishing and hunting, hiking, canoe trails and winter outdoor adventure. And yet, Anchorage, Alaska's largest city, is just a 2.5-hour drive or 20-minute flight away.

We especially encourage applications from candidates who understand the diversity present in Alaska, our local community and student body, and who will enhance and promote engagement with other cultures. 

The campus offers five 4-year degree programs, 14 associate degrees and five certificates. The college has 35 full-time faculty, 55 staff, 30+ student employees, and 85+ part-time faculty each semester. KPC enrolls more than 2,600 students/semester.

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:


Typical Education or Training: Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration or related field, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.  
Bachelors Degree Preferred.

- Strong interpersonal and customer service communication skills (written and verbal) to work with a diverse population of faculty, staff, students, and the public
- Strong understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles-GAAP.
- Occasional travel within Alaska and outside of Alaska for workshops/seminars/training.

- Five years relevant experience in an accounting position that includes development and management of budgets with multiple-funding sources within a computerized accounting system.
- Experience in a position where accuracy in handling detailed work requires analytical and problem solving skills, and which requires the ability to seek alternative solutions to obstacles and the initiative to problem solve.
- Computer experience in Microsoft Office programs: word processing, spreadsheets, data bases, email management.
- Advanced Excel spreadsheet experience.

Preferred Experience:
Knowledge and experience in accounting and budget management in an education setting.

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