Overview

Job Location:
Tempe, AZ

Accountant

ASU Enterprise Partners is an efficient network of highly skilled teams; it is comprised of a full complement of professional services that work in concert with specialized business units to provide full resources and extend Arizona State University’s ability to achieve its charter  

The Accountant is responsible for performing a full scope of accounting functions for ASU Enterprise Partners entities, maintaining a complete and accurate set of financial records updated on a timely basis. This position performs professional accounting duties in a variety of areas requiring professional, competent knowledge of accounting principles and applicable laws and regulations. This position also provides support for annual financial audits, the annual tax filing process and is responsible for creating desk procedures for their area of responsibility.

What you’ll do: 

  • Performs full-scope accounting functions for assigned ASUEP entities

  • Acts as accounting point of contact for ASUEP entity teams

  • Assists with accounting transaction processing as needed for assigned entities

  • Prepares and/or posts journal entries to record transactions for assigned entities

  • Completes month-end close tasks on or before required timeframes for assigned entities

  • Prepares monthly balance sheet reconciliations and remedies reconciling items as appropriate

  • Reviews and analyzes monthly Trial Balance for accuracy and reasonableness for assigned entities

  • Reviews monthly financial statements for assigned entities and follows up on variances as appropriate

  • Prepares quarterly and annual workpapers and related footnotes to financial statements for assigned entities

  • Supports annual financial audits for assigned entities/functions

  • Supports annual tax filing for assigned entities

  • Responds in a timely manner to customer service inquiries in ASUEP ticketing system

  • Cross-trains and serves as a back-up resource for other team members as needed

  • Creates and maintains desk procedures for areas of responsibility

  • Contributes to team special projects as assigned

  • Contributes to process improvement initiatives as identified through own work or by other team members

  • Other duties as assigned

What you'll need:  

  • Understanding of non-profit accounting policies and fund accounting, including an understanding of endowment management

  • Demonstrated knowledge of accounting, accounting principles, practices, and procedures

  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and highly proficient with Excel

  • Attention to detail and thoroughness in completing assigned duties

  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality and responsibility regarding information related to Enterprise Partners, its subsidiaries and University business and confidential prospect information

  • Strong and collegial interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively in person, in writing, and by phone

  • Collaborative style, combined with the ability and desire to work in a team-based environment

  • Highly organized and able to handle multiple projects

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

  • Problem solver who can take initiative and set priorities while being flexible 

  • Ability to represent the institution well

  • Team-oriented strategist able to effectively manage complex situations involving numerous and sometimes competing constituencies

  • Adept at navigating complex environments with evolving priorities and communication plans

Relevant qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or a related area with accounting coursework

  • One (1) year of professional accounting experience

  • Or equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Workday experience

  • Salesforce experience

  • Not-for-profit industry experience

Benefits:  

  • Hybrid work schedule. We work from home on Mondays and Fridays!

  • Comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision insurance 

  • 401(k) plan with matching employer contribution 

  • 22 days of vacation time 

  • 11 holidays, including your birthday 

  • Parental leave 

  • Significant tuition reductions 

  • Professional development is highly valued at ASU Enterprise Partners, where employees are encouraged to look across the organization and nurture new areas of interest 

  • $30 bi-weekly cell phone reimbursement 

 

At ASU Enterprise Partners: 

We serve. 

We serve the faculty and staff of ASU to bring them resources so they can do all the great things that they do. 

We innovate. 

We’re always looking for new ideas, new solutions, new approaches and new ways to address the challenges facing ASU. 

We engage. 

We engage our donors, philanthropists, investors and partners, connecting them to ASU and helping them share their time, talent and treasure. 

We care. 

When we serve, innovate and engage, it shows that we care — about faculty, staff, donors, fellow employees and other partners as we bring resources to ASU. 

 

ASU Enterprise Partners and its subsidiaries is an equal opportunity employer that is firmly committed to promoting justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion within our organization and throughout our sphere of influence. Because we embrace a spirit of innovation and achievement, we will endeavor to maximize the talent and potential of all employees, directors, and volunteers through bold and strategic action aimed at building success and a sense of belonging. All employees are expected to act in good faith to support these actions and to not impede the efforts of others to build a just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive organization. 

ASU Enterprise Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer