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Job ID: 182017

Accounting Officer - Extended Posting
Northern Illinois University

Date Posted Mar. 21, 2022
Title Accounting Officer - Extended Posting
University Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL, United States
Department Accounts Payable & Travel
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Other Administrative Categories
  • Accounting

Under general supervision, this employee performs highly complex duties that require independent judgment and initiative, an extensive knowledge of bookkeeping procedures, and a working knowledge of accounting principles and practices.

Education and Experience Preferred
Prior work experience performing clerical tasks.
College course work, accounting course work is preferred.
Proven knowledge of ERP and Microsoft Office systems.
Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to interface with internal and external customers.
This position requires confidentiality, accuracy, attention to detail, deadline-oriented, time management, and general math skills.

List the knowledge, skills, and abilities critical to the performance of this position.
The person in this position must have skill in dealing with others in one-on-on work relationships or groups. Work activities are initiated by the Accounting Associates, Accounting Specialists, Deputy Controller, Controller, various campus departments, external customers, and internal and external auditors.

For many people, this position will create a first impression of the Controller’s Office and may be their primary or sole contact. Professionalism, accuracy and timeliness are of primary importance. Lack of professionalism damages the institution’s image. Lack of accuracy could result in serious financial errors. Failure to perform the work in timely fashion could cost the university valuable resources, or create other problems for faculty, staff, or students.

  • In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

    The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

    Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator
    Health Services 230

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