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Accounting Technician

Company name
Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation

Anchorage, AK, United States

Employment Type


Posted on
Mar 06,2019

Valid Through
Jun 19,2019

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Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation (UIC) is the village corporation of Barrow, Alaska and one of Alaska’s top ten companies. We employ over 3500 people generating $400 million in revenues across the United States and the world. As a proud Alaska Native Corporation, our success brings tremendous growth and benefits to our 3,000 Iñupiaq shareholders. UIC’s diversified commercial and government services business lines include technical and professional services, engineering, manufacturing, maintenance, architecture, marine, regulatory consulting, construction, and operations supporting the community of Barrow. We recruit only qualified people looking to join a company with strong leadership, competent and hard-working staff, and a superior work environment. Our pay and benefits are competitive, and we differentiate UIC as an employer by investing in our employees’ professional development.


Prepare, verify and process A/P and A/R invoices and to assist the accounting department with accounting activities and/or other duties as assigned.


• Review inbox for invoices or other A/P or A/R related documents, determine course of action: payment process, seek authorization (coding) or distribute to appropriate accounting personnel, electronic depositing of checks, inputting batches into accounting system.

• Daily check the MS Outlook email for invoices, past due statements or other A/P or A/R related documents for payment processing.

• Input and verify accounting codes with numerical accuracy on invoices against the Chart of accounts.

• Seek approval of properly coded invoices from designated authority for batch processing.

• Process approved A/P invoices for payment to appropriate vendor; and mail out.

• Process approved A/R deposits to appropriate customer.

• Process voided or canceled checks made in error, lost or returned; document and file. Reissue of a new check may be processed per guidelines. Input adjustment/corrective entry in accounts.

• Maintain and create A/P and A/R files: vendors/customers (alphabetically), documents (numerically) and audits/reports (cycles); compile, sort and copy documents.

• Transmit A/P and A/R transactions or documents to personnel and vendors via operating faxes, email, mail or computer/accounting software programs.

• Assist and coordinate monthly reconciliation of A/P and A/R transactions to the statement of accounts and agings.

• Print “AP Edit Reports” or other “AP Report Options” for GL transaction review of accounts upon request; and file.

• Assist with A/P and A/R audit preparations annually; or upon request.

• Provide advice/consultation on A/P and A/R issues to UIC/subsidiary personnel and vendors.

• Interface with banking partner treasury management group to keep accounts up to date.

• Interface with credit card programs to ensure transactions are recorded and documented.

• Other duties as assigned.



• Knowledgeable in Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook programs

• Exhibits good communication skills in writing, verbally and on the phone

• Exhibits good 10 key skills

• Knowledgeable of accounting principles

• Ability to multi-task, work under pressure and meet deadlines required

• Ability to maintain the highest confidentiality of all Corporate information


• AA/S degree.

• 2-5 years of related accounting experience required

• Knowledgeable with Microsoft Dynamics SL accounting system preferred but not required

Skills: Mathematical, reading, comprehension, time management, active listening/learning, critical thinking, learning strategies, social perceptiveness, writing and speaking.

Knowledge: Clerical, mathematics, English language, economics and accounting, computers & electronics, customer and personal service; local, state and federal law requirements, company policies. MS Office, SL Dynamics, Computer/Office equipment, 10-key calculator

Abilities: Near vision, mathematical reasoning, problem sensitivity, deductive/inductive reasoning, information ordering, oral/written comprehension, oral/written expression and speech clarity. Ability to pass a NON-DOT pre-employment drug screening, and must follow all NON-DOT Drug and Alcohol testing program requirements.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation
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Company Profile
The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) was passed in 1971, and gave Alaska Natives as a group $944 million and title to 44 million acres of land –in exchange for our claims to 340 million acres of traditional lands, including the oil-rich area of Prudhoe Bay. During the development of ANCSA, our leaders were creative and resourceful, like our ancestors had been. When UIC was established, Barrow was still very much a subsistence-oriented community. We knew little about business, let alone running an ANCSA-mandated, multi-million dollar corporation. Whalers became corporate executives overnight and we rose to the challenge. On March 30, 1973, the people of Barrow gathered to decide how to shape our village corporation. These future shareholders selected “Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation” as its name, to honor the town’s ancestral heritage. Lloyd Ahvakana, with his military background and strong sense of organization, was elected chairman. Arthur Panigeo was elected president, and brought energy and wisdom we needed to make things happen. Vice President Arnold Brower, Sr. helped design the corporation so it would mesh with our subsistence lifestyle. Beverly Qalu Ahgeak, well-organized and good with numbers, kept the day-to-day operations running as secretary/treasurer. Other founding board members included Roy Nageak, a smart young man who came from ASRC with new ideas, and Lewis Suvlu, who contributed his budgeting, planning and accounting skills. James Matumeak, Warren Matumeak, and Lester Suvlu also contributed their time and talents. “It was a crazy time,” recalls Nageak. “It was also exciting.” UIC was officially incorporated on April 19, 1973. UIC operations formally commenced on July 1st with three employees: Arthur Panigeo, president; Wesley Aiken, land chief; and Lucille Adams. The corporation’s first major venture was the 1974 purchase of Shontz Store, later to become Stuaqpak. UIC landed its first loan and built a new, larger store featuring the town’s first butcher shop and storage for fresh produce. Then, to take advantage of the Borough’s rising housing market, UIC established its first wholly-owned subsidiary in 1978: UIC Construction. The company thrived, started landing major contracts and gave UIC the strength to expand into other areas. UIC took advantage of the North Slope development boom in many ways. We anticipated the need for Native-owned insurance services so we created Umialik Insurance Company in 1981. We saw our ship come in –literally after forming Bowhead Transportation Company and entering the barging business in 1982. We envisioned various development opportunities and created UIC Development Company in 1996. We recognized the value of technical expertise and bought LCMF that same year. In 2000, UIC began to take advantage of the Small Business Administration’s “8(a)” program, which is a business development program created to help small disadvantaged businesses compete in the American economy and access the federal procurement market. Over the years, as our family of companies grew, so did our commitment to our people. UIC was one of the first Native corporations to adopt a Shareholder Homesite Program. Young married couples had priority for the first distribution in 1982, followed by several other distributions totaling some 2,200 lots. In 1992, UIC set aside 7,400 acres of private land for scientific research, creating the Barrow Environmental Observatory. Every year, researchers come from a variety of universities to study the Arctic. We believe that by supporting western science we ultimately support the Iñupiat way of life. Today we are proud to enrich the lives of our people in many ways. With the wisdom, energy, and ideas of everyone who has contributed to UIC over the last 40 years, we have blossomed into a strong, stable, corporation with nearly 2,000 employees, offices in Barrow, Anchorage and across the country, and virtually limitless opportunities for shareholders and their descendants.

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