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Accountant, Student Services (1017)

Idaho State University
Job Location:
Business and Financial Services
Accountant, Student Services (1017)
Pocatello - Main

Institution Information

Idaho State University, established in 1901, is a Carnegie-classified doctoral research and teaching institution, with a culture built on trust, compassion, stability, and hope. ISU serves over 12,000 students in Pocatello, Meridian, Twin Falls, and Idaho Falls. Students and faculty at ISU are leading the way in cutting-edge research and innovative solutions. We are proud to offer exceptional academics nestled in the grand, natural beauty of the West. We invite you to apply to be a part of our University community!

Job Description

The primary purpose of this position is to manage the financial aspects of student accounts to ensure accuracy, compliance with regulations, and efficient customer service for students and their families within an educational institution.

Key Responsibilities

  • Processing student refunds in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Coordinating the disbursement of AmeriCorps awards and ELM loans in collaboration with the Office of Financial Aid.
  • Adding short-term loan charges and TIV repayment charges to students' accounts.
  • Adjusting student account balances based on successful refund appeals.
  • Maintaining student cohorts in the Banner system to ensure accurate data records.
  • Reviewing and refunding outstanding credit balances on student accounts promptly.
  • Assisting in the preparation of 1098-T tax forms to ensure compliance with reporting requirements.
  • Withholding the appropriate amount of tax on scholarships for Non-Resident Alien (NRA) students and determining eligibility for tax treaty benefits.
  • Remitting tax withholdings to the Internal Revenue Service and compiling 1042-S student data.
  • Communicating effectively with students, parents, and stakeholders about account balances, refunds, and tax-related inquiries.
  • Addressing questions and concerns related to student accounts promptly and professionally.
  • Maintaining precise and up-to-date records of all financial transactions and adjustments.

    Minimum Qualifications
    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Finance, or other related field OR eight years professional experience performing accounting duties and responsibilities.
    • One to two years experience using Microsoft Excel.
    • At least one year of professional experience processing financial transactions, preparing and submitting invoices for payment, matching payments to invoices, or other similar account reconciliation experience.
    • Demonstrated ability to convey financial information to non-financial stakeholders.
    • Demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects and tasks and meet deadlines, while maintaining organization and attention to detail in a fast-paced environment.
    Preferred Qualifications
    • Proficiency with financial software, preferably Banner or similar systems.
    • Familiarity with tax regulations and compliance in higher education.
    • Experience in a higher education business office environment.
    Additional Information

    You must submit your CV/resume, cover letter, and list of three (3) professional references, including current contact information. This position will remain open until it is filled; however, priority consideration will be given to applications received prior to October 16, 2023. Salary will be between $46,050 and $50,000 annually, commensurate with education and experience. Benefits include comprehensive health, dental, and vision; life insurance; disability plan; employee assistance program (EAP); excellent retirement options and company contribution; and generous paid time off/sick leave accrual. All offers of employment are conditional pending the successful completion of a background investigation, provided by HireRight.

    Posting Number: req2044
    Type: Working 12 months per year
    Position: Non-classified Staff
    Division: FINANCE

    The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

    The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email

    Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.

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