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Accountant II

Apply now Department: 3670009010 Academic Succ & Student Affair
Job no: 517076
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Business / Accounting / Finance
Pay Grade: 07A

About This Role:

The accountant manages all procurement, accounting, travel, and inventory duties for direct service departments listed below.  Ensures that university and Foundation funds are monitored and accounted for within university, state, and federal guidelines.

Why Join Us:

The Division of Academic Success & Student Affairs (DASSA) is comprised of 14 campus-wide departments.  The Business Office serves as the direct administrative, financial, and personnel resource for the following departments: Academic Success & Student Affairs, Student Support & Accountability, Fraternity & Sorority Life, Student Belonging & Inclusion, Student Well-being, and Academic & Career Engagement.  (6 direct service departments)

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.

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:

  • High school diploma
  • Two years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:


  • At least five years of experience in electronic accounting procedures, software, and systems.
  • At least 3 years of experience in KSU account positions or positions with a major percentage of accounting duties (State & Foundation accounts).
  • Experience and knowledge working in higher education.



  • Excellent analytical skills, attention to detail, proofreading, and organizational skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills. Ability to clearly express information.
  • Strong computer skills with the ability to learn new systems.
  • Strong interpersonal skills – tact, patience, respect, and courtesy.
  • Strong problem solving, decision making, and time management skills.



  • Knowledge and proficiency in accounting systems, Microsoft office suite, and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Knowledge of procurement practices and procedures, including university policies and regulations.
  • Knowledge and experience with K-State and State of Kansas regulations, eForms, and the University FIS system.
  • Knowledge and/or experience of university budget verification, budget processes, and allocation information.


  • Ability to maintain consistent and punctual attendance.
  • Ability to seek out, comprehend, and apply university financial guidelines and regulations in relevant situations.  In addition, be able to explain such protocols to administration, staff, and students.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers and representatives of other agencies and/or departments.  Participate as a contributing member of the office team.
  • Ability to learn quickly, determine priorities, take initiative, work independently, and work efficiently.

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.
  • Incumbent must be eligible to receive a university procurement card.  Once hired, employee must apply for, receive, and maintain departmental procurement card.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

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

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until April 12, 2024.

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:

$17.69 - $23.00 per hour ($36,791.00 - $47,840.00 annually) 

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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