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Accounting Specialist

Employer
Murray State University
Location
Murray, KY

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Job Details

Posting Number:

20240087NE

Job Title:

Accounting Specialist

About Murray State:

Located in the West Kentucky region, Murray State University is a public, comprehensive University which offers a low cost of living, low property taxes, and a four-season climate. Murray has a friendly, small-town atmosphere with locally-owned specialty shops and restaurants, an acclaimed community theater, art guild and award-winning public schools. The area is home to Kentucky Lake and Land Between the Lakes, a 170,000-acre National Recreation Area, which offers a wide-range of activities and amenities for residents and visitors alike. Located in close proximity to major cities and nearby access to Interstate 24, Murray is just a few hours from Nashville, St. Louis, Louisville and Memphis. Learn more about Careers at Murray State University.

About Murray State Benefits:

Faculty and staff of Murray State University have access to a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, retirement, tuition waivers, generous paid holidays, vacation, sick, and paid parental leave, as well as many other benefit offerings. Please refer to the Murray State Benefits page for more information.

Equal Opportunity Employment/Diversity Information:

Murray State embraces diversity in the workplace and values attracting, developing and maintaining a diverse, high-quality faculty, staff, and student body. The University endeavors to create and promote a culturally diverse community to be accepting of and sensitive to diversity in its many varied forms. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Murray State University is an equal education and employment opportunity, M/F/D, AA employer.

Type of Employment:

Regular Full-Time

Work Location:

Murray, KY

Employment Term:

12 Months

Position Type:

Staff - Non-Exempt (Hourly)

Department:

Accounting and Financial Services

Summary of Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Routine fiscal tasks of restricted funds, including grant and cost sharing reconciliations, and agency invoicing and reporting as well as office administrative and accounting duties.

  • Specific Job Duties:
    • Review month e-print reports to ensure documentation is complete and accurate for permanent grant file
    • Prepare and send final invoices to agencies
    • Reconcile and initiate closing of grants once final payment is received
    • Index grant documents in BDMS
    • Process receivables
    • Prepare and send monthly BVC invoices
    • Annual subcontract monitoring
    • Supervise student workers
  • Office Administrative duties include:
    • Coordinate ordering office supplies
    • Maintain office purchasing card
  • Office Accounting duties include:
    • Reconcile and mail checks
    • Petty Cash
  • Perform other duties as requested by supervisory personnel

Minimum Education Requirements:

  • Two years of college in a business-related field

Minimum Experience and Skill Requirements:

  • Four years of general accounting/bookkeeping experience. Additional related education may be exchanged for up to two years of required experience.
  • Must possess excellent office, organization, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Computer skills required, including knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.
  • Must be able to work with a variety of people.
  • Ability to work with details, memory for oral and written directions, alertness, initiative, ability to plan and make decisions and excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Keyboarding, office management and procedures, word processing, database management, microcomputer, and other office machines.

Posting Date:

05/14/2024

Closing Date:

05/28/2024

Open Until Filled:

No

Hourly Rate:

$13.80 (Additional pay dependent upon qualifications)

Work Hours:

  • Normal working hours

Physical Demands:

  • Normal for office environment

Organization

For 100 years Murray State University has served students from the region, the nation and the world. Founded in 1922, the University has grown from an enrollment of 202 students to 9,500 today. Murray State blends educational opportunities found at research institutions with collaborative interactions among students, faculty and staff found at smaller universities.  Students receive personalized attention from supportive faculty and staff as the University offers a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio.

 

Murray State University places our highest priority on student learning and excellent teaching, blending the range of educational opportunities often experienced at research institutions with the nurturing student-teacher interactions usually found at smaller universities.  Murray State embraces diversity in the workplace and values attracting, developing and maintaining a diverse, high-quality faculty, staff, and student body. The University endeavors to create and promote a culturally diverse community to be accepting of and sensitive to diversity in its many varied forms. Murray State has been continuously accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) since 1928. 

Recent Accolades: 

  • U.S. News & World Report (32 consecutive years as a top-tier university) and top 10 in south region for Top Public Schools, Best Value and Best College for Veterans 
  • Washington Monthly Best Bang for the Buck
  • G.I. Jobs Military Friendly School 
  • Forbes Best Employers List

 

 

Located in the west Kentucky region, Murray State is a public, comprehensive University with four colleges (business; science, engineering and technology; humanities and fine arts; education and human services)– and two schools (agriculture; nursing and health professions).  The University's 236-acre main campus is located in Murray, Kentucky and offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs, professional instruction, as well as continuing education programs. Faculty and staff of Murray State University have access to a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, retirement, tuition waivers, paid holidays, vacation and sick time, as well as many other benefit offerings.

 

The city of Murray, located in Calloway County, offers a low cost of living, low property taxes, and a four-season climate. Murray has a friendly, small-town atmosphere with locally-owned specialty shops and restaurants, an acclaimed community theater, art guild and award-winning public schools. The area is home to Kentucky Lake and Land Between the Lakes, a 170,000-acre National Recreation Area, which offers a wide-range of activities and amenities for residents and visitors alike. Located in close proximity to major cities and nearby access to Interstate 24, Murray is just a few hours from Nashville, St. Louis, Louisville and Memphis. 

Company info
Website
Telephone
(270) 809-2146
Location
412 Sparks Hall
Murray
KY
42071
US

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