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Work type: Non-Classified/Professional
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: Administration and Business Operations, Accounting

About Us:

Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Learn more about Boise State and the City of Boise at

Boise State University is building an inclusive community of faculty and staff whose unique skills, cultural contributions, work history, and perspectives create a rich and rewarding academic experience for our students. Research demonstrates that people thrive when they feel welcome, respected, and inspired. We seek applicants who are committed to helping us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. Applications from members of historically marginalized groups, including women, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), those with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, those who have served in the military, and members of other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged.

Job Summary/Basic Function:

Prepares and analyzes financial reports, making studies or recommendations relative to the accounting of assets, revenues, and expenditures. Reviews and verifies the accuracy of journal entries and accounting classifications reported on the financial statements of the University. Provide information to the University staff regarding accounting practices and procedures, and reconciling general ledger accounts. This position assumes the role of a subject matter expert on assigned topics.

University Financial Services has 3 open Accountant opportunities. One will report to the Treasury, Finance and Leasing department and two will report to the Controller's office.

Department Overview:

University Financial Services supports the University’s Academic Mission by:

● Ensuring the integrity of the University’s financial accounting and reporting systems

● Safeguarding University assets

● Providing business case analysis and advising to campus departments

● Providing effective and efficient accounting and operational support while complying with University, federal, state and regulatory financial guidelines

● Ensuring the integrity of the University’s financial accounting and reporting systems

This position has the opportunity for hybrid and/or flexible scheduling.

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Level Scope:

Fully competent and productive professional contributor who applies acquired job skills, policies, and procedures to complete substantive assignments/projects/tasks of moderate scope and complexity. Works independently with general supervision; exercises judgment within defined guidelines and practices to determine appropriate action. May provide guidance and assistance to entry level professionals and/or support employees.

Essential Functions:

The Accountant must:
● Prepares complex reports, schedules, and special studies requiring a broad knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures for both internal and external financial reporting requirements and year-end audits. Analytical review of complex account reconciliations.
● Interprets, applies, and explains complex laws, codes, regulations or ordinances. Research and analyze data for accuracy, trends, and variances to ensure appropriate accounting procedures have been followed for compliance with federal and state laws and regulations and university policy.
● Routinely makes decisions regarding proper processing, booking, and reporting of transactions. Reconciling account balances and bank statements, maintaining the general ledger, and preparing month-end close procedure.

● Assists with operations including but not limited to daily cash positioning, wire and payment requests, and bank reporting.
● Assists in the monthly, quarterly, and fiscal year-end process as needed including but not limited to preparation of journal entries, work papers, reconciliations, and account analysis.
● Prepare, analyze, and/or audit financial records and documents.
● Quarterly financial statement analysis on assigned financial statement rollups verifying fiscal records and preparation of statistical reports and analysis.
● Analytical review of complex account reconciliations.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

● Experience preparing financial and/or auditor statements, schedules and reports.
● Experience interpreting, applying and explaining complex laws, codes, regulations or ordinances. Knowledge of governmental accounting practices and principles
● Attention to detail
● Experience in effective data presentation using Excel and/or other spreadsheet computer applications
● Demonstrated experience in financial analysis

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent plus 2 years experience

Preferred Qualifications:

● Experience collaborating with a diverse team of professionals.
● Experience with a complex ERP environment.
Salary and Benefits:

The starting salary for this position is $55,660/year; commensurate with experience.

Learn more about our benefit options at

Required Application Materials:

● Resume
● Cover letter
● 3 professional references



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