Accounting Associate

Tallahassee, FL
Oct 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID: 42489

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Apply On Or Before: 11/01/2017


FSU Foundation Accounting Office


Process disbursement requests for the Foundation, Alumni Association and Real Estate Foundation. Audit disbursements for completeness, adequate documentation, proper authorizations and to ensure fund purpose is met. Apply appropriate general ledger coding and confirm compliance with the Foundation's disbursement policy and applicable IRS regulations. Process P-card monthly expense forms. Review/audit forms for completeness and adequate documentation. Apply appropriate general ledger coding in web-based system. Communicate with departments, when necessary, to follow up on missing or inadequate documentation to ensure timely processing of payments. Other duties assigned.


A Bachelor's degree; or high school diploma or equivalency and four years of experience related to the duties of this position. (Note: a combination of post high school education and experience equal to four years.)
Experience and the ability to apply Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Practices (GAAP).
Experience prioritizing and organizing work assignments.
Must be detail-oriented, highly-organized and able to multitask and manage time accordingly.
Experience compiling, reviewing and reconciling financial data for accuracy, completeness, and compliance.
Experience providing excellent customer service to include timely execution of information.
Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
Must be able to follow written and oral instructions.
Capability in handling high volume of work.
Experience working with Microsoft Office applications.


Bachelors Degree in Accounting or a Business-related field.
Knowledge and experience with PeopleSoft.
Experience in a governmental or non-profit business environment.
Experience interpreting and applying related federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, rules and regulations.

Pay Plan

This is an USPS (University Support Personnel System) position.


If not otherwise specified, schedule is M-F, 8-5.

Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service. Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.

Veterans' Preference

Certain service members and veterans, and the spouses and family members of the service members and veterans, will receive preference and priority in employment and are encouraged to apply for the positions being filled. For information on who may be eligible for Veterans' Preference, go to, or call FSU Human Resources at (850) 644-6034. IMPORTANT: In order to claim Veterans' Preference, applicants must upload a DD-214 (and other documentation, as applicable) with their online application prior to the closing date of the job opening.

Tobacco Free Campus

Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.

Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at:


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