Account Technician

Fargo, ND
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Nov 06, 2020
Job Type
Full Time
Position Information

Position Description & Details:

The purpose of this position is to provide service to the faculty, staff, students, and guests of the College of Business by supporting the College with technical financial and human resource related tasks.


Accounts payable
  • coordinate, match, key and code invoices
  • maintain purchasing procedures for faculty, staff, and students
  • coordinate with appropriate offices across campus to facilitate purchases
  • assist department chairs in assuring current policy regarding use and procedures for spending funds are followed
  • process invoices in a timely manner
  • process interdepartmental billings

Perform college payroll responsibilities
  • generate and process payroll for graduate programs
  • process payroll forms for staff and students (any not done by academic assistant)
  • consult with academic assistant for any payroll forms done for faculty
  • maintain time slip payroll for academic departments
  • monitor payroll activity
  • process payroll adjustments (any not done by academic assistant)

Maintain financial records and produce reports
  • track expenditures and other financial activities through the University system
  • maintain inventory control system - manage physical facilities inventory for College
  • follow proper accounting controls
  • process budget adjustments in consultation with the business manager
  • assist with grant and IC management
  • provide periodic and timely reports to business manager, chairs, and PIs
  • monitor university budgets and work with business manager, department chairs, and principal investigators (PI) to ensure proper expenditures and timeliness
  • monitor and process transactions within fiscal year deadlines

Work Schedule:

40 hours per week (M-F: 8am - 5pm or 7:30am - 4:30pm)

Advertised Salary:

$40,000/year+ commenserate with experience

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Associates degree in accounting, business administration, banking, finance or related
  • 2 years related experience
  • Ability to learn and adapt to ever-changing financial environment, including the university system
  • Basic word processing and database knowledge
  • Strong interpersonal/oral/written communication skills
  • Detail oriented with emphasis on accuracy and timeliness
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong organizational and prioritizing skills

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Working knowledge of university processes and policy
  • Working knowledge of university-used software and systems

Applicant Materials Required:
  • Application
  • Cover letter
  • Resume


NDSU offers a comprehensive benefits package with includes single or family health insurance coverage with premiums paid for by the university - with an effective date for new employees the first of the month following date of hire. Other benefits include, wellness benefits, basic life insurance, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual leave, EAP, sick leave and holiday pay. Optional benefits include supplemental life, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans.

About Us

North Dakota State University is distinctive as a student focused, land-grant, research university. Our main campus is located in Fargo, ND with Extension Service and Research Experiment Station locations across the entire state. NDSU has been listed in the Top 100 public research universities in the United States for research and development in agricultural sciences, psychology and social sciences, based on reported research expenditures.

NDSU is an exciting place to work offering a stimulating and diverse environment richly populated with people pursuing life-long learning and personal growth. Employees often attend on-campus cultural events, lectures, athletic events and enjoy walks through our beautiful campus.

NDSU employs over 6000 full-time and part-time employees across the state, making it the second largest employer in the community. NDSU is the best college in ND, according to Money Magazine (September 2018). NDSU was named a 2019 Best Value College by Forbes. Fargo made's top 10 list of cities to find a job and ranked at #11 for best places to live overall.

NDSU offers a wide array of professional opportunities including faculty, executive, managerial, professional, technical, paraprofessional, office support, servers and crafts/trades. Like a small city, NDSU operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Full time employees are offered a superb benefit package to include 100% company paid health insurance premiums and tuition assistance for employees and immediate family members. All of us at NDSU play an important role in serving our students and public constituencies. We encourage motivated and talented team members that thrive in a higher-ed environment to join our university!


With energy and momentum, North Dakota State University addresses the needs and aspirations of people in a changing world by building on our land-grant foundation.

Additional Information

No Smoking Notice:

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. ยง 23-12-10.

EO/AA Statement:

North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable.

Veteran's Preference Notice:

This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran's Preference requirements.

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