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Accountant Associate
Boise State University in Boise, Idaho
Date Posted 04/13/2021
Admin-Business And Financial Management
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Learn more about Boise State and the City of Boise at https://www.boisestate.edu/about/boise-and-beyond/. Boise State University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Boise State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We are a welcoming campus that supports diversity and inclusion.
Job Summary/Basic Function:

Develop and maintain records, documents, and financial data that encompasses a variety of financial activities typically including: budget, payroll and benefits, accounts payable/receivable, accounts reconciliation, travel, purchasing and similar supporting functions. Perform professional accounting work and other duties as assigned.

Level Scope:

Entry-level professional with limited or no prior experience to contribute on a project or work team. Incumbent learns to use professional concepts to resolve problems of limited scope and complexity under close supervision while achieving day-to-day objectives. Works on developmental assignments initially routine in nature, requiring limited judgment and decision making. This level is typically focused on self-development. Requires theoretical knowledge through specific education and training.

Essential Functions:

60% of the time the Accountant Associate must:

  • Research and analyze data for accuracy and to ensure appropriate accounting procedures have been followed for compliance with Federal and State laws and university policy. Prepare and process journal entries as assigned.
  • Audit, analyze, and verify fiscal records and reports. Prepare financial and statistical reports, reconcile general ledger accounts and assist in preparing annual budgets. Maintains complex spreadsheets.
  • Responsible for items such as, developing and monitoring annual budgets, supporting the management and implementation of financial systems, generating and analyzing financial reports and developing processes and procedures to comply with State and Federal laws.

35% of the time the Accountant Associate must:

  • Reviews daily deposits, and develops financial procedures and controls for internal cash handling systems, disbursements, and purchasing.
  • Utilizes Oracle Financial Services and other transactional software to meet the needs of the departments.
  • Submits purchasing requisitions and payment requests.
  • Coordinates and prepares annual Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT) reports
  • Reconciles catering bills charged by Food Service vendor with Event Services invoices to clients to make sure accounting is handled accurately and maintain the fiscal responsibility to the University
  • Utilizes advanced spreadsheet skills to support data management for budget monitoring and reporting.

5% Duties as Assigned

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong knowledge of customer service principles
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to dependably meet goals in a timely and accurate fashion and work well under periods of pressure
  • Demonstrated skill in multi-level spreadsheet development and manipulation
  • Maintain a professional attitude amidst difficult and stressful times and demonstrate a sense of ethics while performing daily tasks
Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Must have advanced Excel skills.
Salary and Benefits:

Salary commensurate with experience. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at https://hrs.boisestate.edu/benefits/.

Required Application Materials:

Please provide a cover letter indicating interest and qualifications as well as a resume with employment history. The application process includes providing the contact information for three (3) professional references.

Advertised: April 12, 2021
Applications close: April 26, 2021

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