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Accounting Specialist

Apply now Department: 3670020060 Biology
Job no: 513557
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Regular)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Administrative / Professional, Office / Clerical
Pay Grade: 05A

About This Role:

This position exists to complete essential, daily, financial operations for the largest department in the College of Arts and Sciences. The Division of Biology employs approximately 350 faculty, staff, graduate students and undergraduate students. The division manages a $25,000,000 budget consisting of state, federal and extramural funding. The financial operations of this unit are managed by a small staff of three: one (1) Business Manager and two (2) accounting specialists. This position is critical in the continuity of business operations.

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, 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.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Six months of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2 Years of relatable accounting experience. Experience with spreadsheet applications, data entry, reconciliation, depository processes, and familiarity with QuickBooks software is preferred.  High organization skills and good verbal and written communication skills are desired.
  • Technical education or higher

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. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Complete online application

Screening of Applications Begins:


Screening begins immediately and continues until position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$13.97 - $20.96 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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