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Accounting Analyst - Center for Biofilm Engineering and Research Centers

Company: Montana State University
Location: Bozeman
Posted on: February 8, 2020

Job Description:

Position DetailsPosition InformationAnnouncement NumberSTAFF - VA - 20287For questions regarding this position, please contact:Sarah Huth at 406-994-4787 or sarah.huth@montana.eduClassification TitleAccounting AnalystWorking TitleAccounting Analyst - Center for Biofilm Engineering and Research CentersBrief Position OverviewThe Center for Biofilm Engineering (CBE) and Research Centers Accounting Analyst will be responsible for accounting, reconciling and reporting for a large and diverse research center.Position Number4N1064DepartmentCenter for Biofilm EngineeringDivisionCollege of EngineeringAppointment TypeClassifiedContract TermFiscal YearSemesterIf other, specify From dateIf other, specify End dateFLSANon-ExemptUnion AffiliationFOCUS-MFPEFTE.75 - 1.0Benefits EligibleEligibleSalaryMinimum $17.51 per hour, commensurate with experience, education, and qualificationsContract TypeClassified HourlyIf other, please specifyRecruitment TypeOpenPosition DetailsGeneral StatementMontana State Universitys Center for Biofilm Engineering has been a world leader in biofilm research for more than 25 years. A prestigious 11-year National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center grant awarded in 1990 paved the way for the CBEs influence in the emerging field of biofilm research. The Centers three-fold emphasis in research, education, and industry continues to produce results and exciting opportunities for students, staff, and facultyas well as industrial partners. In the years since the end of the NSF-ERC grant, the CBE has relied on three main sources of funding. CBE researchers continue to be awarded competitive grants from a variety of sources including DoE, EPA, NSF, NIH, NASA, INL, the State of Montana. The CBEs Industrial Associates program provides key support for CBE research and operations, as well as valuable input that keeps CBE research relevant.Montana State University is the largest research and development entity of any kind in the state. Our commitment to groundbreaking research and embracing opportunity has landed us among the top 3% of colleges and universities in the nation for research expenditures, of which we average over $120 million annually.Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs the accounts payable functions for CBE/Research Centers, working with a diverse population of faculty, staff and students. Includes complex expense account and funding source coding.
  • Assist with the accounts receivable functions of the center. Involves invoice creation, tracking, receiving, depositing and reporting for an operation in excess of 1.4 million dollars annually.
  • Monitor multiple indexes with varied funding sources, reconcile expenditures and income, identify and correct errors and develop methods to avoid recurring errors.
  • Research, gather, compile and analyze financial information from a variety of sources to produce reports and advise the Business Manager on any fiscal concerns. Provide ad hoc research and analyses to principle investigators upon request.
  • Assists in development, implementation and enforcement of fiscal policies and procedures to ensure all transactions are in compliance with University, State and Federal regulations.
  • Research and analyze federal grant budgets and expenditures to ensure compliance with granting agency requirements.
  • Participate in relevant departmental and university process improvement initiatives. Communicate and implement these changes within the center.
  • Prepare, route and track a wide variety of forms and documents. Take initiative to learn and implement changes as forms move from paper to electronic.
  • Produces high quality work by maintaining organization and attention to detail
  • Provides quality customer service to members both internal and external to the organizationRequired Qualifications Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
    • Bachelors degree in accounting, finance, business or related field. Progressively responsible accounting or bookkeeping experience with analysis, reconciliation, reporting and processing accounts receivable/payable transactions or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience
    • Demonstrated experience providing strong customer service to a diverse population
    • Demonstrated experience interpreting, communicating and applying policies and procedures
    • Experience using accounting software to organize, analyze and summarize financial data.Preferred Qualifications Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
      • Experience working within the University setting
      • Experience working with QuickBooksThe Successful Candidate Will
        • Adapts quickly to changes in policy, processes, and priorities while maintaining a positive attitude.
        • Highly organized with great attention to detail and a high level of accuracy
        • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty and staff
        • Demonstrated excellent, professional verbal and written communication skills
        • Exhibits initiative and independence when problem solving an in interpreting and apply policies and proceduresPosition Special Requirements/Additional InformationThis job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties; responsibilities or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.Physical DemandsTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed in this description are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.This position has supervisory duties?NoPosting Detail InformationNumber of Vacancies1Desired Start DateUpon completion of a successful searchPosition End Date (if temporary)Open DateClose DateApplications will be:Screening of applications will begin on February 11, 2020; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.Special InstructionsDiversity StatementMontana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples. Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of an individuals race, color, religion, national origin, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veterans status, sex, age, political ideas, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. In support of the Universitys mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicants ability to compete in the hiring process or an employees ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; recruitment@montana.edu .In compliance with the Montana Veterans Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veterans preference please complete the veterans preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile. MSUs Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: http://www.montana.edu/hr/disabilityaccommodation/complaintsgrievances.html .

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