Job description

Position Title:





Human Resource Services

Employment Type:



Employees at this level are entry level analysts who apply fiscal management principles and practices to a
limited range of budgeting, accounting, and other fiscal functions. They work under general supervision
from a designated supervisor.
A individual in this position typically—
1. reconciles reports, noting apparent errors or inconsistencies
2. reviews budget request documents for accuracy, completeness, and conformance to guidelines
3. posts budget information to journals, registers, ledgers, or other related records manually or using
automated means; makes adjustments, prepares reports, and reconciles accounts
4. assists in preparing budget reports for various planning documents for the institution
5. maintains files on budget request documents
6. performs other related duties as assigned

Working Hours:


Starting Salary:


Required Skills:

Any one, or any combination, of the following types of preparation:
(a) credit for college training leading to a major in accounting, business administration,
finance, computer science, or closely related fields
(b) progressively responsible experience that provided a knowledge of generally accepted
principles, theories, and practices used in budgeting, accounting, and the analysis of
fiscal operations that would assure the applicant’s overall ability to undertake
professional budgeting work at the entry level. Such experience must be evaluated on
the basis of its comparability to a normal curriculum in the academic programs listed
in “a,” taking into account the relationship of the experience to the content of the
courses in the curriculum.*
that totals 1.0 unit according to the following conversion rates:
120 semester hours (or a Bachelor’s degree) in “a” = 1.0 unit
3 years of “b” = 1.0 unit.
Amounts of education or experience less than those listed above should be converted to decimal
equivalents of 1.0 unit and added together when computing combinations of the different types
of preparation.

Preferred Qualification:

1. knowledge of the basic theories, principles, methods, and procedures of professional accounting
2. knowledge of office methods and procedures
3. knowledge of automated data processing systems
4. ability to prepare complete and accurate budget reports
5. ability to perform detailed work involving the application of accounting theory to routine budget
6. ability to analyze and interpret less complex accounting records and reports
7. ability to perform detailed work involving written or numerical data
8. ability to make arithmetical calculations rapidly and accurately
9. ability to operate office machines and computer equipment
10. ability to work effectively with others

Posting Date:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Fully complete the Education and Work History sections of the application. Be specific on your entire work history, including the employment dates and duties for all positions held.

Current NIU students carrying six or more hours are not eligible for extra help employment.

Employment is contingent upon your passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources. Pre-employment medical exam (as necessary, depending on the Physical Demands listed in the position) must also be cleared by Human Resources.

EEO Statement:

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Acting Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator
Altgeld Hall 238
[email protected]

Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
Citigroup Center
500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1475
Chicago, IL 60661-4544
[email protected]

Visa Policy:

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

ADA Accommodation:

NIU remains committed to ensuring that its recruitment and application procedures include full opportunities for applicants with disabilities. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make accommodations for a person’s disability during either the application or interview process. An applicant who believes they require an accommodation to participate in the employment process due to a disability may request that accommodation through the Accommodation Request Form. This form can be obtained by contacting the Office of Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ADEI) at 815-753-8399.

Clery Act Information:

NIU provides information regarding campus security, personal and fire safety, including topics such as: crime prevention, emergency response procedures and crime reporting policies, in addition to crime and fire statistics for the most recent three calendar years. The Annual Security Report containing security and safety information is available at www.safety.niu.edu/clery or by contacting the University Police Department and Public Safety Department at 815-753-9628 to receive a hard copy. The Annual Fire Safety Report is available at www.niu.edu/clery/fire_report.pdf or by contacting the Environmental Health and Safety Department at 815-753-0404 to receive a hard copy.

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Job No:
Posted: 3/4/2020
Application Due: 5/30/2021
Work Type: Full Time