Staff Accountant

Job description

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Job No: 511218
Work Type: On Campus
Location: Normal, Illinois

Title: Staff Accountant

Department: Comptroller's Office

Campus Location: Normal, IL

General Summary

To assist the payroll manager in the accounting and processing of all university payrolls. This includes assuring compliance with accepted accounting procedures and principles, maintenance of proper records, filing of required reports, maintenance of payroll/personnel system, coordinating computer schedules, and production and maintenance of all operating procedures. To assist the payroll manager in the timely evaluation and/or change in existing computer programs and the development of new programs that address changing regulatory requirements and the evolutionary needs of the university.

Required Qualifications

1. Any one or combination of the following types of preparation as approved by Human Resources:
(a) Bachelor's degree that included (or was supplemented by) twelve (12) semester hours of credit in accountancy; OR
(b) Three (3) years of progressively more responsible experience and/or on-the-job training that provided a knowledge of generally accepted principles, theories, and practices used in accountancy.
2. Two (2) years of additional work experience in professional level accounting work (an advanced degree in accountancy or registration as a CPA may be substituted for one (1) year of professional experience).

Desired Qualifications

1. Experience preparing and maintaining accurate records and using pertinent software applications.
2. Knowledge to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percentages, and/or ratios; read technical information, compose a variety of documents, and/or facilitate group discussions; and solve practical problems. Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: principles and techniques involved in payroll preparation, monitoring and control; payroll related accounting practices; labor contracts and their impact on payroll; and other applicable State and Federal laws.
3. Ability to lead and participate in a number of activities, meetings, and/or events; gather, collate, and/or classify data; and use job- related equipment.
4. Flexibility to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances. Ability to work with a diversity of individuals and/or groups.
5. Experience in analyzing data using defined but different processes and operating office equipment using defined methods. Problem solving and ability to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data frequently requires independent interpretation of guidelines.
6. Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: communicating with diverse groups; maintaining confidentiality; meeting deadlines and schedules; setting priorities; and working as part of a team with detailed information/data and frequent interruptions.

Work Hours

Hours are typically 8:00am-4:30pm, Monday through Friday. Additional or non-traditional hours may be required based on workload and operational needs.

Functional Expectations

Must be able to complete the following with or without a reasonable accommodation:
1. Remain at a workstation for extended periods
2. Effectively communicate on a daily basis.

Proposed Starting Date

June 2021

Salary Rate / Pay Rate

$3750 - 4583 per month

Required Applicant Documents

Cover Letter
Reference List

PLEASE NOTE: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"

Optional Applicant Documents

CPA Certification
Certification of Retirement Annuity

PLEASE NOTE: These documents may be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"

Special Instructions for Applicants

For full consideration, the application and all supplemental information MUST be submitted on-line. Application materials submitted via fax, e-mail, or mail will not be accepted. Please complete the entire employment application including the Education and Work History background. Please do not put "see resume" in the duties and responsibilities section of the work history. This will be considered an incomplete application and incomplete applications will not be considered. Only the employment application will be reviewed to determine if an applicant meets minimum qualifications. Please be complete in the duties and responsibilities section for each position listed. Incomplete applications WILL NOT be considered.

Please prepare a cover letter; resume; and reference list, including 3 professional references and contact information (phone/email), to attach to this application. These MUST be attached at the time of application.

A Civil Service examination will be required. Applicant will need to show identification at the time of exam in order to test. You will be notified by e-mail if you meet the qualifications for the examination. Please monitor your e-mail for changes to your application status.

College coursework may be used to meet the minimum qualifications of this position. If applicable, please attach a copy of your transcript(s) at the time of application to receive full consideration or provide to Human Resources. Documentation such as DD214 paperwork may be faxed, mailed, delivered to Human Resources, or brought to the Civil Service exam in order to receive the maximum eligible points:

Fax: 309.438.0011, Attn: Trish Trainor
Address: Illinois State University
Human Resources
Campus Box 1300
Normal, IL 61790-1300

Contact Information for Applicants

Trish Trainor
Human Resources
[email protected]

Important Information for Applicants

If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, employment is contingent upon you 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.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309) 438-3383. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access will hold any confidential information you provide in confidence.

If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.

Application Opened: 04/29/2021 01:00 PM CST
Application Closes: 05/14/2021 11:55 PM CST




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Posted: 5/2/2021
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