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Classification Description

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.

Manager, Accounting

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 3898

UW Job Family: 31

SOC Code: 11-3031

Pay Grade: 28

Date: July 01, 2008

Job Purpose:

Plans and manages the operational, financial, and personnel activities of the Accounting Department and University accounting systems.

Minimum Qualifications


Bachelor's Degree in Accounting


7 years work-related experience

Required Licensure, Certification, Registration, or Other Requirements:

CPA, certified public accountant

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Accounting principles, standards, and laws.
  • Financial reporting.
  • Computerized accounting practices.
  • Federal and state financial regulations.
  • Business practices and procedures.
  • Finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control procedures.
  • Staff hiring procedures.
  • University and/or public auditing policies, standards and procedures.
  • Computerized information systems used in financial and/or accounting applications.
  • Software to quantify and illustrate complex financial reports, comparisons, impacts and/or projections.
  • Budgeting, cost estimating, and fiscal management principles and procedures.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Effectively communicate interpersonally to serve as an accounting resource.
  • Interpret and analyze financial documents.
  • Supervise and train staff, including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Develop financial plans and manage resources.
  • Develop, plan and implement short- and long-range goals.
  • Prepare financial reports.
  • Foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Employee development and performance management.
  • Gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
  • Maintain records.
  • Examining and reengineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Develop, implement, evaluate, and revise procedures and policies to include consideration of internal controls.
Design, implement and evaluate computerized accounting systems to interface with other University computer systems.
Prepare or direct the preparation and review of financial reports to meet internal and external needs.
Coordinate activities of the Department with other University departments, outside agencies, and organizations; serve as resource to and liaison with departments and organizations. 

Supplemental Functions:

Plan, evaluate and review work of staff to meet reporting and auditing requirements.
Develop annual goals and budgets for the Department and monitor expenditures. 

Working Conditions:

No major sources of discomfort; standard office environment. 

Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources

Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

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