Accountant I

East Lansing MI
May 17, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Summary

Reporting to the MSU Alumni Association Associate Director, the Accountant will provide accounting controls for the Michigan State University Alumni Association; serve as fiscal officer, prepare, examine and analyze accounting records, financial statements or other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness and conformance to University business procedures; develop, implement, modify, and document record keeping and accounting systems; maintain fund ledgers; make use of Enterprise Business Systems (EBS) and other appropriate computer technology; prepare reports that compare event budgeted costs to actual costs; assist in analyzing business operations, trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments, and obligations to project future revenues and expenses or to provide advice; process travel reimbursements, sponsorships and advertising revenues, invoices, deposits; maintain procurement card records and purchase orders. The position supports an office that is fast paced and requires working nights and weekends based on operational needs.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

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.

Desired Qualifications
  • Experience as unit Fiscal Officer for multiple accounts
  • Ability to understand the University’s accounting system.
  • Familiarity with and an awareness of the laws and regulations that apply to an accounting function and are required to ensure compliance.
  • Ability to exercise judgement in the processing and resolution of non-routine accounting matters while assuming responsibility for those decisions.
Required Application Materials


Work Hours

NON-STANDARD (Work hours are 8 am to 5 pm with some nights and weekends.)

(Bidding eligibility ends 5/23/2017 at 11:55 pm)

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