The University of North Texas System seeks to hire a Senior Accountant to join our team. The Senior Accountant performs highly complex (senior-level) accounting work. Work involves the preparation of financial analyses and reports; establishing, maintaining, and/or overseeing accounting systems, procedures, and controls. May specialize in some phase of accounting work such as centralized debt entry and reporting, bond servicing, investments, leases, state funds accounting, property and equipment control, cost, payroll, or budgeting. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to: * Prepares monthly and annual operating statements, financial statements, reports, schedules, and exhibits, including all debt-related schedules. * Prepares and/or processes general journal entries and data compilation required for annual financial reports and external audits, including all entries and data related to centralized debt reporting, investments, and other areas as assigned. * Develops, coordinates, or produces complex reports for monitoring and reporting financial information on state and local funds, including continuous reviews, analyses, and entries necessary for accurate fund balances and expenditures; * Prepares technical reports on payroll, estimates, cost data, and budget items. * Prepares account reconciliations; researches and reconciles discrepancies in accounts, bank statements, or appropriation balances and reports findings. * May develop procedures and regulations and prepare letters of instruction, manual revisions, and related forms related to debt, investments, payroll, and other accounting areas. * Audits accounting and financial documents for accuracy and compliance with departmental policies and procedures and state and federal statutes; reviews agency accounting records, such as expenditure, fund, appropriation, expense, and revenue collection records, and ensures agency assets are accounted for properly. * Analyzes and recommends improvements, adaptations, or revisions to the accounting system and accompanying procedures. * May oversee the development and use of internal audit and control procedures to determine compliance with agency policies, plans, and procedures, and state and federal statutes, and to provide accurate accounts of expenditures and account balances. * Performs related work as assigned. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices. The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor's Degree in accounting, finance or a related field and five years of accounting experience; or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training. The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are required: * Knowledge of financial administration and fiscal accounting; of governmental accounting; of budget control methods, policies, and procedures; and of laws and regulations pertaining to fiscal operations. * Thorough knowledge of accepted accounting practices, legal statutes, and policy and procedure affecting financial record keeping * Ability to direct accounting programs, to budget funds, to set up accounting systems, to interpret laws and regulations, to apply accounting theory, to communicate effectively, and to supervise the work of others. * Skill in the use of office equipment, computers, and associated software applications. * Effective communications skills both orally and in writing. * Critical thinking skills. * Ability to analyze, consolidate, and present accounting data in clear concise form.