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Senior Accountant, Finance (1703)

Idaho State University
Job Location:
Business and Financial Services
Senior Accountant, Finance (1703)
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

Under the direction of the University Business Officer (UBO), the Senior Accountant provides essential accounting, financial, and related support to the College of Science and Engineering (CoSE) and Office for Research (OR) at Idaho State University. This position includes a wide range of financial responsibilities and opportunities to interact with faculty, staff, and University leadership. The Senior Accountant will have the opportunity to learn and participate in a wide array of Idaho State University initiatives and operations. As such, it is an ideal position from which to begin or advance a career in higher education finance.

This position may be eligible for part-time hybrid remote work as determined by supervisor.

Key Responsibilities
  • Provide financial and operating support to the UBO and faculty and staff in CoSE and OR.
  • Participate in strategic and operational planning.
  • Support annual budget development processes.
  • Monitor and report on budget status for appropriated, local, and grant funds in CoSE and OR.
  • Monitor and update position budgets.
  • Extract, analyze, and summarize financial data and produce monitoring reports to help identify trends and other characteristics leading to recommendations for system enhancements, greater efficiencies and controls in business processes, and various reporting and auditing needs.
  • Perform the routine and ongoing review of pre-payment and post-payment transactions to monitor source and use of funds compliance and address identified exceptions.
  • Monitor and report on key initiatives within CoSE and OR, including accounting for faculty start-up packages, internal grant awards, one-time capital purchase awards and other priorities identified by the UBO and senior management that occur across many departments and fund sources.
  • Provide assistance and training to departmental financial technicians in performing reconciliations, journal vouchers, budget transfers, and other transactional activities.
  • Ensure compliance with ISU policies and procedures in accounting, purchasing, inventory, travel and other accounting and finance related activities.
  • Other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree or similar in Accounting, Finance or related discipline
  • 3-5 years experience in accounting, finance, or related field
    • Demonstrated experience in data analysis and reporting using Excel and/or other tools
    Preferred Qualifications
    • Experience in higher education
    • Experience with Banner ERP and/or similar higher education reporting software
    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 on or before July 15, 2024. Salary will be between $61,000 - $65,000 per year, 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: req2240
    Type: Working 12 months per year
    Position: Non-classified Staff
    Division: Finance and Administration

    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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