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Accountant III

Apply now Department: 3670005040 Division of Financial Services
Job no: 510107
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Regular)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Administrative / Professional, Business / Accounting / Finance, Office / Clerical
Pay Grade: 09A

About This Role:

The Accountant III manages the University's fixed assets accounting system including analyzing assets that meet capitalization threshold, tracking CIP, and communicating updated information to campus departments. Oversee sales tax reporting, excise, and motor fuel tax remittances. Oversee all vendor set up activities, to include determination of the taxable status of each vendor. Additionally, oversee position responsible for local agency check-writes and Financial Information System (FIS) interfaces. Assist with nonresident alien tax reporting and 1099 creation.

This position is responsible for supervising two full-time employees. Supervisory duties of employees include annual performance reviews, goal setting, reporting of time worked and time off for payroll, assisting staff in interpreting and answering questions not clearly defined by the Policies and Procedures Manual (PPM), and communicating with staff University, State, and IRS changes to policies and procedures. The positions supervised are responsible for the daily processing of all payment documents, including printing local agency checks, and setting up vendoring within the FIS and state accounting systems, and monitoring the vendor portal.  

Responsible for overseeing University-wide compliance with sales tax, motor fuel tax, and Federal excise tax regulations, and researching specific Federal and or State tax issues as required by central administration. This includes providing guidance, answering questions, and preparing the required tax documents and reports. Provide feedback on what areas need improvement and provide training to the University.

Other duties as required, but not limited to monitoring the general accounting email, identify and submit Service Now tickets related to Decisions and Eforms, creating post-audit reports, conducting systems training and testing for new system functionality, responding to departmental and vendor inquiries, telephone answering, filing, check mailing, data entry, and mail duties.

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit https://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits/.

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion.  The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum (Required) Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Three years of experience in professional accounting/audit support work or educational equivalent

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Attention to detail and ability to work independently and set priorities
  • Bachelor's degree with accounting experience
  • Demonstrated proficiency with computer skills, including spreadsheets and accounting software
  • Experience in property accounting or inventory tracking
  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Supervisory or leadership experience

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Three Professional References with current contact information

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until filled.  For best consideration apply by February 24, 2021.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$46,000-$50,000 annually

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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