Accounting Assistant 2

Position Information

Position Information

Job Title Accounting Assistant 2
Department Office of Academic Aff-RNO
Department Web Address
Full Time Equivalent


Position Type Classified
Comp Grade 25
Tenure Track No Response
Job Description

The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) is recruiting for an Accounting Assistant 2 for the department of Academic Affairs. The Accounting Assistant 2 will be responsible for supporting the Fiscal Manager with financial and administrative duties.

The incumbent will be required to develop positive working relationships with UNR MED faculty in order to effectively perform their assigned duties.

The typical work schedule is Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; this is subject to change based on organizational needs.

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

Reno/Tahoe Area: Located just a 3 ½ hour drive from San Francisco, the Reno/Tahoe area is one of the country’s outdoor meccas. Within less than an hour drive you will find several famous winter sports resorts (such as Squaw Valley, the host of the 1960 Winter Olympic Games) and hundreds of mountain biking and hiking trails (including the 165-mile Tahoe Rim Trail) for your enjoyment during the winter and summer months. The region offers an array of festivals and cultural activities including museums and performing arts centers. Additionally, the area attracts world class entertainers.

For more information on Reno/Tahoe, please visit:

Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.

Required Qualifications

Graduation from high school or equivalent education and two years of clerical accounting experience which must have included duties such as coding documents to distribute funds; preparing accounts payable and accounts receivable documents; using computer spreadsheets to record, track, manipulate and report data; balancing accounts; and identifying and applying established financial recordkeeping procedures; OR one year of experience as an Accounting Assistant I in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Additional Experience Requirements:
This position requires experience working in an accounting/finance environment.

Preferred Qualifications

A strong understanding of budget and financial principles.

Contact Information for this Position

Applicant Help Desk:

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach the following to your application.

1. Resume/CV – List a detailed description of the major duties that you performed as part of each job. You must demonstrate that you qualify for the position and your education and experience must be clearly documented.

2. Cover Letter – Optional

3. Three Supervisory References – Please make a note if you do not want your present employer contacted unless necessary to determine your qualifications for the position.

4. Transcripts – Optional – If you have not graduated, please attach your transcripts to receive education credit for classes you have taken. Credit is given for classes relevant to the position.

Job Open Date 03/15/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Search Number 72490
Note to All Applicants

A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment.

The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, and sexual orientation, or genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Nevada, Reno employs only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

This job posting is specific to the Nevada System of Higher Education.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you initially learn about this recruitment/job opening?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education.
    • Other online resource. Specify URL below.
    • Newspaper or Professional/Trade Journal. Specify title below.
    • Association or Listserv. Specify below.
    • Personal Contact. Specify person and affiliation below.
    • LinkedIn
    • Craig's List
    • CareerBuilder
  2. If applicable, give more details on specific resource(s) indicated above.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Are you currently a State of Nevada Classified Employee? If so, please list your job class code, department, and division.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * This position requires a High School Diploma/High School Equivalent or higher level of education. Can you meet this requirement?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Please detail your budget management and financial planning experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Candidates with experience working with CAIS, Advantage, or other type of accounting software are encourage to apply. Do you have this experience? If so, please describe your experience in detail below.

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Reference Contact Information
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcripts
  2. Letter of Application/Cover Letter