Account Clerk Level 2

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Work type: Staff
Location: Big Rapids, MI 49307
Categories: Clerical

Position Title: Account Clerk Level 2  
Location: Big Rapids (Main Campus)  

Physical Plant

Advertised Salary: $16.1639 hourly rate pursuant to the FSU and CTA/MEA-NEA Agreement  
FLSA: Non-Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Continuing  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Full-Time  
Union Group: Clerical-Technical Association (MEA-NEA)  
Term of Position: 12 Month  
At Will/Just Cause: Just Cause  
Summary of Position: Provides responsible, independent general office work with the primary emphasis on diverse bookkeeping and accounting tasks.

Position Type: Staff  
Required Education: Satisfactory completion of two years post-secondary study in accounting and/or office administration.

The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered. Equivalency for education is two years of related work experience equals one year of education.
Required Work Experience: One year full-time accounting and/or bookkeeping experience in office, banking or retail sales.

Required Licenses and Certifications:    
Physical Demands:
  • Office Environment
  • Sitting
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered:    
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: Authorize bills for payment, monitoring appropriateness of signature and other pertinent information and adherence to established procedures.

Bill other departments and outside agencies for services rendered.

Contact offices, agencies, vendors, students, parents, clients and customers regarding awards, accounts, aid, authorizations, purchases, charges, academic records, etc.

Develop forms, letters and memos necessary for recordkeeping, information gathering, and routine correspondence.

Input, retrieve, download, merge, output and maintain information by using a computer to access various software programs and systems.
Interview, hire, train and supervise non-bargaining unit clerical and student employees.

Issue loans adhering to prescribed procedures.

Perform any/all duties as defined in the Account Clerk, Level I position description.

Prepare a wide variety of financial and statistical reports and analyses, collecting and organizing data from a variety of sources.

Prepare and/or instruct others in the preparation of faculty load reports, purchase orders, POWC’s, payment vouchers, requisitions, and other accounting documents.

Prepare and/or post a wide variety of transactions (routine and non-routine) to accounting records and maintain balances.

Purchase and distribute supplies, equipment and merchandise, analyzing and deciding inventory requirements.

Reconcile computer printouts and balances. Make necessary adjustments and notifications.

Request and receive, bids as authorized and in accordance with established purchasing guidelines.

Carries out these responsibilities in accordance with University policies and applicable laws.

Maintain the confidentiality of designated information.

Reports to immediate supervisor as assigned.

Trains and supervises non-bargaining clerical and student employees.

Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members.

Any other duties assigned within the position classification area.

Marginal Duties/Responsibilities: Perform and verify cash counts.

Provide back-up assistance for other clerical positions and perform routine office support duties.

Skills and Abilities: Communicate effectively with a variety of students, faculty, staff, and visitors in a variety of situations.

Direct, train and supervise others in the performance of the characteristic duties.

Input, retrieve, download, merge and output information from software programs and systems.

Operate a variety of office machines and equipment such as computer, calculator, typewriter, check validating machine, facsimile, multi-line telephone, and copier.

Perform advanced bookkeeping/accounting duties with a high degree of accuracy.

Perform advanced mathematical operations with a high degree of accuracy.

Plan, organize and make sound judgments and decisions.

Use computer software such as spreadsheets, database and word processing.

Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Required Documents:    
Optional Documents:    
Special Instructions to Applicants:    
Initial Application Review Date:
Open Until Position is Filled?: Yes  
Posting Close Date:
EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.  

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