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Accountant I

Apply now Department: 3670005040 Division of Financial Services
Job no: 504266
Work type: Staff Full Time (USS)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Business / Accounting / Finance, Office / Clerical

About This Role:

The Division of Financial Services is recruiting two Accountant I positions in the General Accounting section.

One Accountant I is responsible for providing a pre-audit of time sensitive university payments through various accounts payable processes.  This position is also responsible for monitoring the progress and resolving discrepancies in systems which facilitate State of Kansas interagency funds’ transfers and university business procurement card transactions.

Duties include:

  • Responsible for pre-auditing university business procurement card activity for 800 campus business procurement cards. The review entails reconciling the statement totals to the payment vouchers submitted by the campus.
  • Serve as the primary State of Kansas interagency fund transfer coordinator.
  • Serve as a Travel Auditor for both international and complex domestic travel reimbursements. 

The other Accountant I position is responsible for the maintenance of the vendoring process that support the university  Financial Information System (FIS) and the Statewide Management, Accounting and Reporting Tool (SMART). The services performed by the position ensure the integrity of both the university and State of Kansas accounting systems, and the timely payment of vendors on behalf of the university.

Duties include:

  • Oversees the creation and maintenance of the FIS and SMART vendor systems, which are used for all university payment vouchers, and ensure accurate IRS and State tax reporting for reportable university payments.
  • Back-up for online keying and batching processing

Why Join Us:

Join the Division of Financial Services team.  We work with departments to provide excellent customer service and foster teamwork, professional development and career opportunities for our team members.

This position is benefits eligible: health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, tuition assistance program, paid time off- vacation, sick and holidays.

To learn more visit: http://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits/

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks individuals whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's dedication to the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • High School Diploma and one year of relevant experience. Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration
  • Bookkeeping or Accounting experience
  • Ability to key accurately with some speed
  • Ability to analyze; make recommendations for improvement and implement policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of Financial Information System (FIS) and Statewide Management, Accounting and Reporting Tool (SMART) systems
  • Ability to communicate clearly in writing and by telephone
  • Ability to interpret and explain technical and varied rules and regulations are highly desirable.
  • Prioritizing and organizational skills to meet strict deadlines

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Three professional references with contact information.

Screening of Applications Begins:

Screening begins immediately and continues until July 23, 2018.

Salary Range/ Pay Rate:

$14.49 - $21.74 per hour

*Actual salary will be determined based on the candidate’s experience, education, internal equity and departmental funding.  Salary offers are typically between the minimum and midpoint of the salary range.  The range indicated includes both the typical hiring range and potential future progression.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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