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Vacancy for Accounting Specialist at Kent State UniversityVacancy for Accounting Specialist at Kent State University

Vacancy for Accounting Specialist at Kent State University

Country: USA
City: Kent
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There is a vacancy announcement for the position of Accounting Specialist at Kent State University.

  • The incumbent should provide complex accounting, administrative, and clerical assistance for the administration of Kent State University and department programs and projects
  • Also, he/she should assist administrators with financial reports and budgets. Reports to Department Head or other designated administrative supervisor.


The incumbent will do the following duties

  • He/she analyzes financial and statistical data; prepares financial projections; provides financial information to others involved in preparing and reconciling divisional budgets.
  • Also, reviews and monitors adjustments made to accounts, ledgers, or journals; determines the accuracy and validity of accounting documents and transactions.
  • Additionally,  he/she prepares financial reports, oversees the receipt and disbursement of university resources, reconciles and balances accounts.
  • Recommends changes in department/organizational unit business office policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Similarly, serves as liaison and acts on behalf of administrator in regular dealings with persons within and outside the university
  • Likewise,  the incumbent communicates and responds to questions/concerns with internal and external constituents.
  • Also, composes routine and non-routine correspondence concerning requests for information.
  • In addition to that, he/she provides clerical support for programs and projects; prepares and processes forms; maintains a system of paper and/or computerized files.
  • He/she may plan and direct the work activities of clerical/secretarial employees or student workers
  • Furthermore, he/she may recommend formal personnel actions for assigned employees and initiates appropriate action to implement recommendations.
  • Moreover, the incumbent will perform related duties as assigned.


The candidate must meet the following requirements to be eligible for the position of Accounting Specialist at Kent State University

  • He/she must have a high school diploma or equivalent plus completion of 12 to 18 months of training in accounting/bookkeeping.
  • Also, a minimum of one year progressively responsible experience in a relevant accounting or bookkeeping areas.
  • Additionally, he/she must have the knowledge of :
  • Bookkeeping/accounting procedures and terminology
  • Also, office practices and procedures
  • Standard procedures for alphanumeric filing
  • Spreadsheet software packages as well as analyze several pieces of information and draw valid conclusions
  • Furthermore, the candidate needs interpersonal communication to effectively interact with University personnel and public in person and over the telephone
  • Also, public speaking, if the position requires
  • Written communication (e.g., to compose reports, correspondence and memos)
  • Also, typing (i.e., 35 net words per minute)

Working Conditions

  • Normal office environment
  • may work varied hours to include evenings and weekends during peak periods
  • or require off-campus travel.


Type of Opportunity Academic Job
Deadline31 January,2020
Company NameKent State University



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