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Apply now Department: 3670009200 Department of Housing & Dining
Job no: 517106
Employment type: Staff Full Time (USS)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Administrative / Professional, Business / Accounting / Finance
Pay Grade: 06A

About This Role:

Join our HDS financial services team!  In addition to monitoring and administering accounts and transactions, the position offers the opportunity to interact regularly with staff and students at all levels within the organization. The interactions with Residence Hall Treasurers is particularly rewarding as the incumbent is able to enhance learning for student officers as they administer programming accounts for their respective hall floors.

Duties include:

  • Administer more than $2.0M in annual receivables billing

for summer conferences, university department purchases, external event rentals, etc.

  • Process accounts payable for revenue generating areas of HDS, including business procurement cards and high volume procurement areas. 
  • Manage retail rebate participation and programs. 
  • Process, verify and reconcile Dining Dollars interdepartmental redemptions and private program redemptions.
  • Process KSU Foundation payments and monitor scholarship, development, and other related funds.
  • Work closely with residence hall staff in maintaining Social & Educational (S&E) accounts.  Process S&E transactions and reconcile funds. 
  • Present annual expenditure procedural training to HDS student living staff and student officers of Association of Residence Halls. 
  • Utilize e-Forms, DFS, MIP accounting system, ImageNow and other system applications.  

Why Join Us:

Housing and Dining Services  (HDS) is a large, diverse, self-operated auxiliary department with four functional areas: business operations, facilities management, dining services, and student living. 

More than 4,000 students call the K-State campus home. Why? This "home away from home" meets more than the basic needs of students living with us — we provide affordable, safe and engaging accommodations for our residents, while finding unique ways to support them in their academic pursuits. We've worked hard to create an environment that fosters diversity, leadership, academic success and personal growth.

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, tuition assistance, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

Worksite Options:

This position is required to be performed on-site. Work is performed on employer premises or designated assignment location.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Requires a high school diploma and one year of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, finance or related field
  • Two years accounting/auditing experience or minimum three years in an accounting role requiring familiarity with university, state or federal accounting compliance and GAAP principles, including revenue accrual and reconciliation procedures.
  • Cash handling experience, including auditing cash funds in a retail environment.
  • Experience with PeopleSoft, Oracle, Sap or other similar large ERP financial system.
  • Familiarity with document imaging systems and records retention policies.
  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively with others, including giving direction and guidance to student staff and student organization officers.
  • Ability to communicate tactfully when confronting receivables customers with outstanding balances.

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. Letter of interest
  2. Current resume
  3. Online application

Screening of Applications Begins:

Screening begins immediately and continues until position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:

$16.36 - $16.55 per hour

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

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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