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Accountant II

Apply now Department: 3670010010 Ag Deans Office & Dir AES
Job no: 513301
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Administrative / Professional, Agriculture, Business / Accounting / Finance, Office / Clerical
Pay Grade: 07A

About This Role:

Kansas State University invites applications for the position of Accountant II for the Sustainable Intensification Innovation Lab (SIIL) within the College of Agriculture. SIIL has been funded by USAID to carry out two new Associate Awards. CEMARCH (Center of Excellence on Mitigation, Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change in Haiti) which is focused solely in Haiti and iREACH (Feed the Future Innovation Coordination Hubs) which has a focus in Africa and Central America.

The Accountant II will be responsible for all financial management, post award accounting, and procurement for the CEMARCH and iREACH awards. This includes the facilitation of payments to entities receiving sub-awards, host country partners, and foreign vendors as well as monitoring award expenditures and other financial activities. This position will also support the SIIL Fiscal Analyst by preparing monthly budget and expenditure reports, assist with travel arrangements, track and report equipment, and provide status reports on contract status of all subawardees. The Accountant II will report directly to the Sustainable Intensification Innovation Lab (SIIL) Fiscal Analyst.


Why Join Us:

We’re proud to be recognized as one of the nation’s top ag schools. It’s not something we seek out. It’s an outgrowth of our dedication to advancing the science of agriculture and the art of teaching. Our faculty truly care about students, colleagues and the world we serve. Every day, we put our hands and minds together to work on better ways to achieve sustainability, feed billions, build agribusinesses and improve lives with thoughtful, well-researched use of plants, animals, numbers and words.

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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:

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 Qualifications:

  • High school diploma and a minimum of two years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, business, finance or related discipline
  • Knowledge of general accounting principles
  • Ability to compile, analyze, and interpret financial reports
  • Detail oriented and independent worker with a high degree of accuracy and accountability
  • Good organizational skills
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Inquisitive and comfortable performing in-depth research
  • Ability to comply with federal, state, and university regulations and policies
  • Commitment to team work and a team atmosphere
  • Strong commitment to expanding and fostering diversity


Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment
  • International travel may be required on a limited basis

How to Apply:


Please submit the following documents:

  1. Letter of application
  2. Resume
  3. Names of 3 professional references that include professional title, telephone number and email address


Screening of Applications Begins:


Immediately and continues until position is filled. For best consideration, apply by July 17, 2022.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$39,000 - $49,000



Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

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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