Accountant I, MSU Health Team

East Lansing, MI
Apr 20, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Michigan State University has been working to advance the common good with uncommon will for more than 150 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU focuses its vast resources and collaborative power on creating solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges, while providing life-changing opportunities to a vibrant and diverse community of students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.

Posting Number: 4715

Internal Posting Date: 01-11-2017

Internal Closing Date: 01-17-2017

External Closing Date: 04-25-2017

Review of Applications begins on:

Job Title: Accountant I

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Multiple Position Numbers:

Multiple Position Numbers: No

Major Administrative Unit/College: MSU Health Team

Primary Department: 10055419 MSU HEALTH TEAM

Position Employee Group: Professionals-AP

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Appointment Status:

Employment %: 100

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time

Work Hours: Standard 8-5

Varied Work Hours (if applicable):

Limited Term/Flexible Appointment/Off-Date Information:

Faculty: Salary Range Support Staff: Pay Minimum Salary Negotiable

If flex, dates of annual flex leave:

Pay Grade Level: 11

Position Summary: Provides accounting controls for Departmental budgets and assistance to Departmental faculty and staff with accounting concerns. Assists in the preparation of financial statements; performs reconciliations to University fund ledgers and prepares supporting reports; assists with annual internal audit of supporting reports; assists with annual internal audit of operations; assimilates detailed and complex data; compiles ad hoc reports as needed; extensive use of accounting system and spreadsheet software to perform job duties.

Faculty: Minimum Qualifications Support Staff: Minimum Requirements Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in accounting; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in financial statement and report preparation, general ledger accounting, and budgeting; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Typing Requirements (wpm):

Desired Qualifications: Experience using a computerized accounting system; experience working with a complex chart of accounts; ability to work on multiple assignments concurrently; ability to work independently; good organizational skills; experience in the use of Microsoft Excel and Access software.

Summary of Health Risks and Physical Demands (if applicable):

Required Applicant Documents:

Optional Applicant Documents: Resume/CV
Cover Letter
Other Document

Number of Reference Letters Required: No letters required

Special Instructions to Applicants:

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Name/Title/Email Address of Search Committee Chair:

If flex, dates of annual flex leave:

If flexible appointment, indicate end date of annual flex leave:

If flex, number of months worked per year:

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Union Affiliation: Union

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.


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