Human Resources

Title: Accounting Assistant
Classification: C3
Department: Accounting Business Office

Job Summary:
Maintain accurate accounting records and provide support for the Accounting Office.

Primary Duties & Global Responsibilities:

  • Ability to understand and interpret data off of the appropriate mainframe system.
  • Enters complex data to the appropriate mainframe system.
  • Reviews and reconciles output of the appropriate mainframe system.
  • Works with third parties (both on and off campus) to solve system and procedural problems.
  • Assists with installation of system enhancements and up-grades.
  • Sets system parameters for necessary reports and programs.
  • Prepares cash projections for the Assistant VP for Business and Finance.
  • Resolves credit card disputes.
  • Prepares journal entries.
  • Supervises student employees.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Secondary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assists with the training of system users.
  • Maintains the investment and money transfer log.
  • Reconciles the ledgers at month end.

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • High school graduate.
  • Minimum of three years of related work experience and/or relevant training.
  • Demonstrated experience to successfully work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated experience to successfully maintain positive interpersonal relationships.
  • Demonstrated experience to successfully operate office equipment.
  • Demonstrated experience to successfully provide quality customer service.
  • Demonstrated experience to successfully maintain satisfactory work performance and attendance record.
  • Possess good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience to successfully to use various computer software applications.
  • Demonstrated experience to successfully work independently, organize own work and coordinate work activities of others.
  • Demonstrated experience to successfully perform mathematical calculations with speed and accuracy.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Some college course work.
  • Experience in higher education.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Experience with mainframe applications.

Supervision Received:
Receives general instructions from a designated supervisor, but is generally expected to work independently.

Supervision Exercised:
Hire, train, supervise, schedule and coordinate the work of student employees and may act as lead worker to other COT staff members within the department/unit/division. May participate in personnel decisions, such as hiring, terminating, disciplining and evaluating of COT's, but is not the decision maker.

Revised Date: September 1997 For questions regarding employment, email Human Resources Employment Information. TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center 1-800-649-3777.