The successful candidate will provide support for the accounting functions; responsible for tracking, maintaining and reviewing monthly expenditures; researches and collects data to assist in preparation of departmental reports and projects.; maintains department’s databases; verifies sales to receipts, processes travel reimbursements and purchase requisitions, initiates journal entries, reconciles receipts and expenditures; tracks and verifies all service request processing; processes orders from on-campus and off-campus vendors; represents Central Business Office staff to students, parents, vendors and University Departments to meet their needs and requests; drafts and types memos and reports; schedules and maintains calendars, arranges meetings, seminars and travel.
Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills
Knowledge normally acquired through a high school education; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in accounting, bookkeeping, records maintenance and/or experience in spreadsheet, word processing, and/or database software. The job may require knowledge of technical or medical terminology and/or technical training related to the field of employment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Dynamic self-starter who demonstrates a work orientation towards “Delivering Outstanding Spartan Experiences.” A thorough understanding of MSU financial, payroll, travel, and purchasing policies; working knowledge of the EBS system(HR/Payroll/Finance/Business Intelligence) and QuickBooks; demonstrates strong organizational skills with attention to detail and accuracy; demonstrates strong communication, problem solving, social skills, and work orientation that includes proactive problem solving, taking initiative, and working as part of a team, ability to multi-task with frequent interruptions; experience with account reconciliation, financial document preparation, payroll processing, preparing financial reports, purchasing requisitions, professional services contracts, PCard restrictions and usage, MSU travel policies and procedures, and processing personnel and payroll forms for student personnel; detail oriented; flexible; proficient use of Enterprise Business Systems, SIS, RMS, Microsoft Suite, QuickBooks, Ultratime, CashNet, and Kinetic software; familiar with Point of Sale systems.
Required Application Materials
Cover letter and Resume
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday Occasional nights or weekend as the position/department dictate
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