Accounting Assistant - Associate
Nature of Work
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As a member of the Travel Services Department, this position will be responsible for the application of State and Board of Regents policies related to travel and expense reimbursement based on general knowledge and exposure of these policies & guidelines. Daily activities will include but are not limited to, validating and processing travel reimbursement requests as well as prepayments of travel related expenditures. Position will also assist with travel related account reconciliations, matching expense reimbursements to payment registers, and scanning/indexing of documents into imaging system for electronic file storage. Since the Travel Services department assists the entire campus with its travel needs, the successful candidate must possess a true customer service attitude as well as an ability to communicate effectively for interaction with other departments and vendors to resolve issues with the application of policies.
High school diploma or equivalent and one to two years of experience working in a general office setting requiring ongoing interaction with travel /expense reimbursement, accounts payable or accounting departments. A working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel is required. Candidates must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to work with confidential information. Must be able to work both independently and as a team member to deal with high volumes and be flexible in dealing with changing demands and deadlines.
One to two years of experience in travel reimbursement or accounts payable, preferably in a regulated environment. Experience using PeopleSoft. Experience using Fortis or other document retrieval systems.
Salary $13.28 Minimum - $15.93 Midpoint (Hourly) Physical Requirements/Working Conditions
Standard accounting office requirements. Traditional office environment with long periods of sitting. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds and sit for long hours at a time.
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