Career Opportunities

Accountant II/Business Manager

The University of Alabama invites applications for the position of Business Manager of The University of Alabama Press, the state’s oldest and largest publisher of scholarly books, journals, and regional trade titles. The Business Manager prepares, reconciles, and audits budgets. Prepares financial reports, invoices, schedules, and/or statements. Completes journal entries. Reviews, analyzes, and approves expenditures. Determines fund balances. Ensures compliance with applicable laws, University policies, and procedures. Provides guidance and trains entry-level accountants.

Required Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or higher in accounting, finance, business, or related financial field and two (2) years of accounting experience; OR Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Additional Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Effective oral and written communication skills. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. Self-motivated and able to multitask, prioritize, and manage time effectively. Proficient in advanced spreadsheet and database operations. Ability to utilize online financial systems.

Preferred Qualifications: Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Experience working in higher education accounting and Peachtree Accounting experience processing contracts and royalty payments. Banner, Concur, and BuyBama experience. Ability to analyze and interpret complex data. Ability to research and prepare comprehensive reports.

About the Press: The University of Alabama Press is the scholarly publishing arm of the University of Alabama that acquires, develops, publishes, and markets 60+ new books a year. The press also manages a backlist of 1,800 previous books still in print. Alabama Heritage is a 40-year-old non-profit quarterly magazine co-published by the University of Alabama, UAB, and the Alabama Department of Archives and History with a fulltime staff of four.

Visit staff employment opportunities at for more information and to apply. Job Close date: 03/15/2024. The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases.


The University of Alabama Press offers internships in its Editorial and Marketing departments. 

This is an unpaid position. We are happy to work with student interns so that they receive college credit.

For more information or to apply, please send a letter of interest and resume to Jon Berry

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