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Senior Accounting Specialist

University of Oklahoma
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Organization: Ctr For Public Management

Job Location: Oklahoma-Norman


Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Work Type: Hybrid

Salary Range: Targeted salary $21.00/hr based on experience

Benefits Provided: Yes

Required Attachments: Resume, Cover Letter

Job Description


Join the Center for Public Management (OU CPM) at the University of Oklahoma and be part of a team dedicated to making a daily impact in the lives of Oklahomans. Located within the College of Continuing Education, OU CPM specializes in providing training, research, and consulting to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of public sector agencies, staff, and community partners. Our focus is not only on professional and programmatic development but also on fostering a culture of growth and opportunity since 1994.

If making a meaningful difference in public service excites you, OU CPM is where your passion meets purpose.

Why Join Us?

  • Named Top Employer in the State
  • Work/Life Balance (14 Holidays each calendar year plus 27 days of leave accrued each year)
  • Educational Support (tuition benefit)

Why Join this Team?

  • We have the opportunity to positively contribute to the lives of Oklahoman's every day.
  • Work within the department values of Relationships, Integrity, Resourcefulness, Commitment, and Collaboration
  • We offer multiple opportunities for development and upward mobility

The Senior Accounting Specialist is an integral part of the day-to-day operations of the Center for Public Management Finance Team. This position will perform a diverse range of accounting and clerical duties, including data entry, record maintenance and financial assistance. This specific position is responsible for accounts payable, travel, and provides customer service support to internal and external customers.

  • Assists with modification to existing accounting systems or in the formation of new systems
  • Ensures financial transactions are correctly recorded in journals, spreadsheets and databases
  • Prepares a variety of financial reports
  • Monitors accounts, gathering statistical data, and maintaining reports and records
  • Gathers and disseminates a wide variety of information about policies and procedures
  • Ensures accuracy and completeness of standardized orders, receipts, and payments
  • Assists in preparation of the budget
  • Monitor central email for invoices to be processed and invoice approvals from CPM project staff.

  • Process invoices and perform data entry into PeopleSoft and CPM Internal Accounting System.

  • Reviews travel claims in Concur and performs data entry into CPM Internal Accounting System.

  • Assist CPM staff with travel reimbursement claims.

  • Prepare and submit OU Supplier Request Form for new vendors and tracks onboarding requests as needed.

  • Data entry as needed

  • Coordinates accounting or recordkeeping activities with various departments
  • Maintains records and files used in connect with accounting work
  • Assists supervisor in making sound financial decisions by providing current and accurate financial records upon request and relating pertinent information
  • Performs various duties as needed in order to successfully fulfill the function of the position

Hybrid work schedule if desired after completion of onsite training.

Job Requirements


Required Education: High School diploma or GED, AND:

  • 36 months experience in accounting; bookkeeping


  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Office skills such as multi-line phone, copying, filing, faxing, ten-key and mail.
  • Customer Service skills
  • Knowledge of standard accounting principles and processes.


  • None

Advertised Physical Requirements:

  • Sitting for prolonged periods. Communicate effectively and listens. Engage in repetitive motion. Use of computer and telephone. Environmental: Standard Office Environment

Departmental Preferences:

  • Knowledge of university systems
  • PeopleSoft Financial

Special Instructions: If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy. To view the policy, visit

Why You Belong at the University of Oklahoma: The University of Oklahoma fosters an inclusive culture of respect and civility, belonging, and access, which are essential to our collective pursuit of excellence and our determination to change lives. The unique talents, perspectives, and experiences of our community enrich the learning, and working environment at OU, inspiring us to harness our innovation, creativity, and collaboration for the advancement of people everywhere.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, and health care services that the University operates or provides.

Hiring contingent upon a Background Check?: Yes

Special Indications: None

Job Posting: Mar 27, 2024

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