How to apply

Accountant I

STAFF HUMAN RESOURCES
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN

Deadline to Apply:  Indefinite

Class 
Department
% Time 
(# of months)
Work Hours
Minimum Salary
Accountant I
To be determined
To be determined

To be determined

$17.68/hr


All correspondence to applicants will be sent through e-mail, including exam dates. . Please check your e-mail, including Spam or Junk email. We also suggest you add these e-mail addresses to your e-mail contacts: SHR-TESTING@mx.uillinois.edu and shr@uillinois.edu.

To view your exam dates, exam scores, and current register positions online, go to jobs.illinois.edu. Log in and click on "Civil Service Activity."   

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Any one or any combination of the following, totaling three (3) years (36 months), from the categories below:

work experience and/or training in Accounting or a closely related field

college course work and/or training in Accounting or a closely related field including 12 semester hours in accounting

• Associate Degree (60 semester hours) equals 18 months
• 90-semester hours equals two (2) years (24 months)
• Bachelor’s Degree or higher (120 semester hours) equals three (3) years (36 months)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs):
1. Problem-solving (Ability to tell when something is wrong; inclination towards solving problems)
2. Math skills (Ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem and to efficiently solve mathematical problems)
3. Organization and time management (Ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order according to a specific set of rules)
4. Computer knowledge (Working knowledge of computers, computer systems, and accounting software)
5. Teamwork (Ability to work well with others)
6. Independent decision making (Ability to exercise independent judgment)
7. Communication skills (Ability to relay information in speaking so others will understand and to understand what others say)
8. Broad accounting knowledge (Up-to-date knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, as well as relevant laws and regulations; ability to apply accounting theory to routine accounting problems)
9. Clerical knowledge (Knowledge of word processing, managing files and records, designing forms, managing inventory, etc.)
10. Customer service orientation (Ability to assess customer needs, meet quality standards for service, and evaluate customer satisfaction)
11. Ability to operate office accounting machines and equipment
12. Written composition (Ability to compose complex written material; knowledge of grammar and punctuation, spelling, etc.)

To View Classification Specifications:
https://www.sucss.illinois.gov/documents/ClassSpecs/htm/spec0010.htm 

Additional Information:
The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a written contingent offer.

Special Instructions:
An updated application and copies of transcripts must be submitted by the time you submit the exam request. These documents can be electronically attached to your online application through the "Documents" link on Part 2 of the application. Be sure to select "Transcript" as the document type. Transcripts may also be submitted in one of the following ways: hand deliver or mail to Staff Human Resources, 52 East Gregory Drive, Champaign, IL, 61820; or fax to 217-244-7304.

To Apply
Applicants and Employees must submit an online Application and Exam Request form (you must submit both) at jobs.illinois.eduIf an application was previously submitted, an update is still required. Your request to create a civil service application will be processed within two (2) business days (Monday - Friday). Your logon information will be e-mailed to you.  When you receive your logon information, you can complete your online Civil Service employment application and exam request form.

If you have any questions, call us during regular office hours (8:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., Monday through Friday) at 217-333-2137.

We appreciate your interest in University employment.

Campus’ commitment to diversity and Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Policy:
Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu)

Posted: 07/29/16 - Indefinite