Staff Accountant, Business Office

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March 16, 2021


The Staff Accountant is a full-time position, offering great benefits that reports directly to the Supervisor of Accounts Payable & Grants.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to:  processing all aspects of accounts payable, such as: auditing requisitions, expense reports, and invoices for appropriate documentation, financial accuracy, funds availability and approval prior to payment; ensure compliance with policies, procedures, and laws; organize and manage large volumes of documents and correspondences;  managing all aspects of the University’s procurement card (p-card) program, such as: ensuring compliance with the p-card policy, dispute resolution assistance, oversight and maintenance of the online credit card system, and answering questions from cardholders; preparing accounting journal entries; assisting with account reconciliations; oversee and train student workers; obtain appropriate tax forms from vendors and maintain vendor file; serve as the face of accounts payable and the p-card program which requires providing excellent customer service through all forms of written and oral communication, in addition to, exhibiting professionalism and teamwork at all times;  perform other duties as assigned.


Required qualifications include a Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance or an equivalent combination of education and work experience from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities can be acquired; must be proficient with spreadsheet and word software applications (e.g., Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook); must possess a desire and willingness to learn; be detail-oriented; dependable and self-motivated; possess effective written and verbal communication skills; demonstrate proficiency and accuracy with numbers and accounting concepts and principles; possess strong problem-solving and analytical skills; exhibit professionalism and a strong work ethic; have strong organizational skills and be able to prioritize and meet deadlines; be able to work independently and in a team; demonstrate ability to quickly learn software systems.

Preferred qualifications include two years of experience in an accounting field; experience using enterprise resource planning software systems; experience in understanding and creating financial statement reports and experience in fund accounting.

To Apply

Submit a cover letter detailing qualifications, resume, transcripts and three professional references to:

Truman State University
Human Resources MC 101
100 E Normal Ave
Kirksville, MO  63501

Questions may be directed to Human Resources at 660-785-4031 or Final candidates will be expected to undergo and successfully pass a background check.

Review of applications will begin March 31, 2021, and continue until position is filled.

Truman State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff.  Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.  In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, Truman State does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its program or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs.  Inquiries may be directed to the Institutional Compliance Officer, 660-785-4354 and

Truman State is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.  To request this document in an alternate form or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources, McClain Hall 101,  100 E. Normal, Kirksville, MO  63501, 660-785-4031 or

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