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Accounting Associate (Temporary)

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title Accounting Associate (Temporary)
Department/College/Unit College of Journalism & Mass Comm-0908
Requisition Number S_170583
Posting Open Date 08/23/2017
Application Review Date: <br>(To insure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date) 09/06/2017
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Description of Work

This position works under the supervision of the business and operations manager in performing a variety of complex accounting and financial activities in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. This position will be responsible for financial processing for the college, including accounts payable, journal entries; non-travel reimbursements, p-card reconciliations. The position will assist with foundation fund management including preparing foundation payments and transferring funds. The position will prepare routine financial reports and generate other information and analysis as needed.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See:

Minimum Required Qualifications

Associate’s degree in business, accounting or related field plus one year of experience in accounts payable, reconciliation and/or P-card management required; equivalent education/experience considered. Must have an understanding of basic accounting principles. Experience prioritizing work assignments and maintaining work flow to meet deadlines necessary. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and knowledge of common office software essential. Must have the ability to effectively interact with the public, students, faculty and staff. Strong organizational and time management skills with demonstrated attention to detail necessary. Governmental, university, non-profit or fund accounting experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting or related field preferred. Two years of experience in accounts payable, reconciliation, and/or P-card management desirable. Experience in university business systems such as SAP, PeopleAdmin, Firefly, or Eshop helpful. Knowledge of University policies and procedures helpful.

Pre-Placement Driving Record Review Required No
Physical Required No
Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) required. Subject to DOT approved pre-employment & random testing for alcohol and controlled substances. No
Criminal History Background Check Required Yes
Posted Salary $15.00/hr minimum
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Job Category (old) Office/Service
Job Type Full-Time Temporary
Alternate Work Schedule (if other than 8-5)
Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding? Yes
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Appointment End Date

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * Please detail your experience in accounts payable, reconciliation and/or P-card management, including years of experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Please describe your knowledge of basic accounting principles.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please detail your proficiency in Microsoft Excel and knowledge of common office software.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please detail your governmental, university, non-profit or fund accounting experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please describe your experience with SAP, PeopleAdmin, Firefly, or Eshop, as well as your knowledge of University policies and procedures.

    (Open Ended Question)

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