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Accounting Services Specialist

The individual in this position performs accounts payable functions and provides supplementary office support to the student financial services office and the business office.


  • Reviews and processes all authorized invoices and payment vouchers. Matches appropriate paperwork, verifies accounting information, posts and enters data to accounts payable system, reconciles data, processes accounts payable checks and readies them for disbursement.
  • Follows up on missing paperwork and delinquent accounts
  • Researches and responds to questions from college staff and vendors regarding status of payments
  • Imports Nelnet installments, down payments, and full pays onto student accounts
  • Imports student bookstore charges onto student accounts and reconciles daily batches
  • Imports bookstore cash transactions into general ledger and reconciles to cash deposit
  • Processes e-notifications to students receiving funds
  • Creates billings to users of college services and facilities
  • Calculates tuition/fee costs by program for recruiting and publication on various websites
  • Alphabetizes bookstore receipts and does miscellaneous filing
  • Performs data entry as needed
  • Provides office support for the business office
  • Performs other duties as assigned

SUPERVISION – Works under the general supervision of the Director of Finance

ATTENDANCE – Individuals in this position are expected to be generally available throughout the year, during the peak business hours of the college.

WORKING CONDITIONS- Conditions are those of a typical office environment, requiring frequent communication with external vendors and colleagues, and the ability to enter data and written communications in electronic format in a timely manner.


  • Associate degree in business, accounting, or related field
  • 45 wpm error free typing
  • One to three years of related experience, or combination of education and experience commensurate with the requirements of this position
  • Knowledge of basic accounting principles
  • Experience with computers and ability to learn and use a variety of personal computer software
  • Ability to effectively work, and exchange information in a professional, clear, and concise manner, with college staff, faculty, students, vendors, and the public

JOB DIMENSIONS - Knowledge of work, planning and organizing, self-reliance, sensitivity, attention to detail, work standards, initiative, stress tolerance, technical/professional self development, analysis/judgment, commitment to the college, teamwork, dependability, communications