Financial Program Assistant

Posting Details

Posting Details

Institution Dakota State University
Working Title Financial Program Assistant
Posting Number CSA00038P
Department DSU-VP for Finance Business & Admin2
Physical Location of Position (City) Madison
Posting Text

Dakota State University is seeking applications for a full-time Financial Program Assistant to work in the DSU Business Office. The overall purpose of this position is to audit invoices entered into the accounting system by other departments to ensure state and university policies are being followed, provide training to new employees on the accounting system, reconcile accounts, and develop or work with current spreadsheets to process transactions. The employee will be performing assigned accounting practices to assist with fundamental accounting and routine fiscal procedures. Strong organization, communication, customer service, and attention to detail skills are a must for this position.

Requirements of the successful incumbent:
*Accounting, Business degree or related work experience with bookkeeping responsibilities
*One to three years of related work experience
*Ability to work independently with limited supervision
*Analytical problem-solving ability
*Ability to work well under pressure and handle multiple projects
*Computer proficiency (PC Windows applications)
*Ability to learn in-house accounting software programs

Posting Date 11/02/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Consideration Date 11/17/2017
Advertised Salary $15.00-$17.63 (GG FY'18)
Duration of the Term 12 months
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Appointment Percent 100
Work Hours


Typical Hours Worked Per Week 40
Appointment Type Regular
Scope of Search External (includes Internal)
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This position requires No Requirement
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Department Description and Cultural Expectations

Dakota State employees receive a comprehensive and flexible benefits package including paid time off, health and retirement benefits, and life and disability insurance options. Other benefits include reduced tuition, paid professional liability insurance, longevity pay and training opportunities.

DSU only accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit The employment site allows the attachment of a cover letter, resume and supporting references to include addresses and telephone numbers of at least three references. Applications will begin to be reviewed November 17th and continue until the position is filled.

Affirmative Action Statement

Dakota State University is committed to recruitment, hiring and retention of minorities. We urge individuals from underrepresented groups to apply. Applicants with disabilities are invited to identify any necessary accommodations required in the application process. E-verify, EOE.

Diversity Statement
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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Reference List
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