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Accountant 1, Department of Business Affairs, UC Blue Ash

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country".


About UC Blue Ash

The Business Affairs department within University of Cincinnati- Blue Ash College (UCBA) invites applications for an Accountant 1 position. UC Blue Ash is one of the largest regional colleges in Ohio and one of the largest and most diverse colleges at the University of Cincinnati. We offer primarily associate degrees in career and transition programs as well as general education courses and technical baccalaureate degrees to approximately 4500 students.

Job Overview

The Accountant 1 will be engaged in the day-to-day administration of Business Office activities. The person in this position will perform a variety of purchasing transactions (requisitions, check request, accounts payable & contract management) and will be responsible for processing College grants including pre & post award functions.  They will also maintain access to keys for the Blue Ash campus in collaboration with Public Safety (ordering, distributing, notification & database management). May also serve in a backup capacity for timekeeping, scholarships, treasury, payroll, and other business office functions as needed.

Essential Functions

  • Maintain routine account journals and prepare basic financial statements.
  • Monitor and interpret financial data in the development of cost analysis and reports.
  • Analyze, establish, and maintain accounting systems.
  • May process purchase requisitions, invoices and change orders.
  • May perform internal auditing of financial records.
  • Prepare financial/statistical analysis reports.
  • Recommend accounting and control systems.
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need.

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree must be in Accounting or related field.
  • Four (4) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Fund accounting experience.
  • SAP financial software experience.
  • Intermediate user of Microsoft products.
  • Higher Education experience
  • Grant accounting experience
  • Strong customer service and organizational skills
  • Ability to function as part of a team
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and strong interpersonal skills
  • 1 year of related accounting experience

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.

Application Process

Interested and qualified applicants must apply online. In addition to completing the online application, applicants must include the following: 


  • A cover letter that describes how you are uniquely qualified for this position
  • A resume
  • At least three professional references with contact information, including email and telephone number.


Please use the additional documents feature as needed for these items


Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range of $39,000 - $43,000 for this role, depending on the candidate's experience.

  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


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Accountant 1, Department of Business Affairs, UC Blue Ash

Date:  Nov 19, 2021

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Blue Ash Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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