Accounting Specialist II

  • University of Idaho
  • Moscow, ID, USA
  • Jan 24, 2023
Full time Business/Financial Affairs/Financial Aid

Job Description


University of Idaho

Accounting Specialist II

Location: Moscow

Division/College: Finance & Administration

Employee Category: Classified

Pay Range: $20.39 per hour or higher depending on experience

FTE: 1.00

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:
The Accounting Specialist II performs a variety of accounting activities that range in level of complexity from clerical accounting duties such as managing receivables and payables, to more complex duties such as reconciling accounts and resolving accounting problems.
Duties may include:

  • Process, update and maintain various routine accounting records and documents
  • Prepare accounting statements and billing documents
  • Enter, retrieve and maintain data on computerized accounting system
  • Respond to customer inquiries
  • Reconcile / analyze accounting records for accuracy and completeness
  • Assist with researching and solving accounting problems
  • Assist with determining proper classification and coding of income and expenditures
  • Assist in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations and University policy and procedures
  • Assist customers with University policies and procedures or make referrals as necessary
  • Collect and record payments; issue receipts
  • Prepare and make daily bank deposits and manage change funds
  • Take necessary action to resolve customer problems or discrepancies
  • Interact with internal and external auditors and participate in auditing projects
  • May process, update and maintain various complex transactions
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Two years full-time experience providing financial or business process support within established policies and procedures, including interpreting and applying policies and procedures to practical situations.
  • Experience using computerized accounting systems or spreadsheet software to compile financial information, prepare summaries and reports.
  • Experience in a customer service / support role

Preferred Qualifications:
Completion of at least one college-level accounting course
  • Experience with governmental fund accounting
  • Experience working in a complex, decentralized accounting environment
  • Working in a college or university business office
  • Experience working in a Financial Institution
  • Working with a wide range of customers regarding sensitive information
  • Experience with cash handling and working with large sums of money

Familiarity with:
2. Banner
3. Banking Rules and Regulations

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Required Licensures, Certifications or other

Posting Number: SP003751P

Posting Date: 01/20/2023

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:
Applications received by February 3, 2023 will receive first consideration.

Please use your letter of qualification to explain in detail how your work experience, skills, and abilities meet both the required and preferred qualifications as listed in the position description. Your letter of qualification will be used to demonstrate your communication and writing skills to determine your ranking among the other applicants for this position.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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