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Accounting Specialist

Apply now Department: 3670010012 Ag/KSRE Business Services
Job no: 517086
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Administrative / Professional, Agriculture, Business / Accounting / Finance
Pay Grade: 05A

About This Role:

The College of Ag/KSRE Business Services Unit at Kansas State University seeks an Accounting Specialist to support accounting activities. Duties include: coordinating and managing various activities by applying thorough knowledge of state, federal, and university procedures; completing payment documents to ensure deadlines are met; receiving and processing university monies, including cash, checks, credit card, and electronic fund transactions.  This position will perform all tasks relevant to recording and auditing transactions and provide customer support for questions, concerns, or problems relevant to particular accounting functions or regulations.

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.

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:

  • Graduation from High School
  • Six months of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate degree in accounting, or administrative support.
  • Two years of experience in an accounting support position
  • Demonstrated ability in performing highly-detailed tasks, including data entry
  • Demonstrated ability in operating computers, copiers, and scanners
  • Experience with accounting software
  • Experience responding to the needs and requests of a wide range of clients in a friendly and effective manner.

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. Contact information of three professional references
Screening of Applications Begins: Screening begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:

 $14.25 - $17.30 ($29,650 - $36,000) 

Please note: the minimum salary for this position is $29,650.  Actual salary will be determined based on the candidate’s experience, education, internal equity, and departmental funding. Salary offers are typically made 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. 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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