Accountant Specialist at University of Kentucky

Posted in Accounting 8 days ago.

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Location: Lexington, Kentucky

Job Description:

University of Kentucky

Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status.

Posting DetailsJob Title

Accountant Specialist

Requisition Number


Working Title

Department Name

3A990:Benefits Financial Accounting

Work Location

Lexington, KY

Grade Level


Salary Range


Type of Position


Position Time Status


Required Education


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Required Related Experience

3 yrs

Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Sitting for long periods of time; lifting, pushing, or pulling of objects up to 25 lbs and repetitive motion tasks.


Monday - Friday; 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Job Summary

The University of Kentucky is seeking an Accountant Specialist. This position is responsible for reconciling, auditing claims invoices, and providing timely and accurate reports for the self funded student health insurance program. This position is also responsible for accounts receivable reconciliations, auditing and approving JV workflow, review and set up of accruals and analysis and financial reporting for assigned entities.

The Accountant Specialist will be responsible for maintaining current enrollment eligibility listings and correspondence with University departments and third party administrators regarding enrollment eligibility; monitoring account activity and analyze account data for changes and anomalies in the data and correcting any errors; producing the monthly accrual SHP financial report to project costs for the remaining plan year.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Word, Excel, software reporting tools, KRONOS , Direct Bill, SAP /HR, SAP /FI, databases, Tableau, Spinifex Reporting, BW Reporting

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?


Preferred Education/Experience

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting preferred.

Deadline to Apply


University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a bachelors degree in Accounting or Finance?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How many years of financial reporting and analysis do you have?
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years
  3. * Describe your experience with account reconciliation. Share the most challenging task you've completed in this area.
    (Open Ended Question)
  4. * How many years of experience do you have in Excel using the following functions: data sorting, pivot tables, filtering, advanced formula development including logical formulas (i.e. IF statements) and general knowledge of macros.
    • None
    • More than 0, through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, through 3 years
    • More than 3 years, through 5 years
    • More than 5 years
  5. * Briefly describe any experience you have with University of Kentucky Human Resources processes or systems such as SAP, KRONOS, IES, etc. (If none, please indicate any other work experience you have related to the duties of this position.)
    (Open Ended Question)
  6. * Please choose the answer that best describes your paid, full-time employment experience in accounting and financial reporting.
    • None
    • More than 0, through 3 years
    • More than 3 years, through 6 years
    • More than 6 years, through 10 years
    • More than 10 years
  7. * Where did you first see this position advertised, other than on the UK Jobs system?
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
    • Academic Keys
    • Latinos in Higher Education
    • A colleague, friend, and/or family member
    • None of the above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents