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Accounting Specialist

Rare Book School (RBS), a non-profit University-affiliated organization, currently seeks an Accounting Specialist to work as a member of the professional team in our small but fast-paced office on central grounds at the University of Virginia (UVA). He or she will work closely with the School's Administrator for Budget, Finance, and Management to handle the organization's University accounts in Oracle and assist with the UVA budgeting process; to oversee the foundation's payroll and benefits coordination; to reconcile bank account and to assist with monthly review; to serve as part of the internal controls process and aid the School in preparing for its annual audit; and to help with other administrative and fiscal management responsibilities as needed. The ideal candidate must have integrity, strong attention to detail, patience, perseverance, and a sense of humor; he or she must also be self-motivated and a good team player. Strong written and oral communication is important, and experience in a non-profit environment is preferred, but not required. Regular duties include:

Desired qualifications: At least an associate's degree, with a focus in finance or accounting, is required; a bachelor's degree with coursework in accounting or finance is preferred. Experience working with accounting, finance, or bookkeeping is required.
Must have working knowledge of GAAP, and be familiar with principles and practices for bookkeeping, accounting, and payroll.

In addition to proficiency working in both Macintosh and Windows operating systems and using MS Excel and Word, must also have experience working in Quickbooks. Experience with Oracle is preferred.

Salary range: $36,000 to $42,000, with generous benefits package for this full-time, professional position. If you wish to be considered for this opening, please submit an application—with a résumé, cover letter, and references—to dculpepper@virginia.edu.

We will begin reviewing applications July 10, 2014.