Financial Technician, Senior

Apply Now Posting Code: 3705919
Work type: Classified
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: Accounting, Student Services, Financial Aid

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:

To perform a variety of para-professional financial duties including developing and maintaining records, documents, reports and financial data; reviewing financial documents and records; performing some entry level accounting, bookkeeping or audit functions; perform related work.

Department Overview:

Join a team that appreciates not only the big picture but the small details. We are looking for someone who can help us with their attention and focus. The primary purpose of this position is to provide processing support and assistance for scholarship processing in the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office. The ideal candidate demonstrates strong financial skills, ability to manage high workloads, an analytical approach to problem solving, excellent communication skills, attention to detail and the ability to work independently and on a team.

Level Scope:

Regularly works on tasks that are varied and complex. Applies full range and job knowledge; frequently adapts procedures, techniques, tools, materials, and/or equipment to meet specialized needs; may serve as lead; performs broad and/or focused assignments under general supervision; originality and ingenuity are often required to help establish procedures in functional area; relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish assigned tasks.

Essential Functions:
  • Primary duties include:
    • Preparing daily deposits by verifying documentation and compiling with policies and procedures 
    • Processing electronic fund transfer processing (EFT), set up new EFT's, cancel EFT setups as requested by the vendor, agency or financial institution. 
    • Researching and analyzing accounting data to resolve any errors 
    • Preparing daily journal entries 
    • Maintaining accounts receivable 
    • Reconciling accounts for external and internal scholarships 
    • Completing Needs Analysis for outside scholarships 
    • Maintain Perceptive Content for Scholarships Team 
    • Work closely with Boise State academic departments and colleges to ensure accurate and timely scholarship awards to students. 
    • Prime contact for outside donors and manage all outside scholarship accounts.
    • Comply with local, federal, and state laws to ensure accurate cash handling processes are in place. 
    • Monitors student attendance and scholarship acceptance. 
    • Returns funds to donors if a student fails to attend or comply with donor scholarship criteria. 
    • Provide support to the Client Services team by answering questions and/or reviewing documents for acceptability as needed.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Strong skills in using computer systems to develop and maintain records, documents, reports and financial data.
  • Some knowledge of tax laws.
  • Experience using GenTax.
  • Experience using Microsoft Excel
  • Experience using Microsoft Access software.
  • Ability to manage a changing workload, based on peak processing times. 
  • Due to the sensitive nature of working with personal financial documents, the individual must maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion when requesting or releasing information. 
  • The person in this position requires problem solving and negotiation skills with authority to act on decisions made. This position serves as a scholarships program expert; and provides guidance and assistance regarding complex program rules and regulations to office staff and external customers. Due to the nature of the work, this position has frequent contact with internal and external customers, which requires good public relation skills. The work requires extensive knowledge of
    department programs and objectives. 
  • This person works closely with Payment & Disbursement, Account Maintenance, Accounting, Boise State Foundation, external donors, students, and departmental Scholarship Coordinators on a daily basis to ensure proper delivery of funds to students.
Minimum Qualifications:

Some knowledge of: accounting principles and practices.

Good knowledge of: financial record keeping methods.

Experience: bookkeeping; using advanced Excel functions; researching and compiling financial information and preparing summaries and reports; using personal computers to enter, retrieve, and edit financial data.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Understanding of state and academic organizational structures, philosophy, and practices.
  • Experience using Google, Adobe, and Microsoft products. 
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel, including pivot tables and filters. 
  • Minimum of two years' experience providing administrative support and customer service. 
  • Working knowledge of PeopleSoft and Oracle Fusion Cloud database systems. 
  • Experience interpreting, applying, and explaining complex information such as regulations, policies or services.
  • Experience developing and preparing financial documents
Salary and Benefits:

$18.00 per hour. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at

Required Application Materials:

Resume, Cover Letter, and 3 References



Advertised: Mountain Daylight Time
Applications close: Mountain Standard Time

Back to search results More Boise State Classified Jobs Refer a friend

Share this:

| More

Subscribe to Jobs
Equal Employment Opportunity
Boise State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Boise State University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. As a federal contractor, the University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. View Boise State's complete Pay Transparency Policy Statement. If you require an accommodation to complete this application, please contact Human Resources at 208-426-1616
Jeanne Clery Act
Each year, Boise State University prepares an Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report as part of the University's commitment to safety and security on campus and in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Crime Statistics Act. The report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on the main Boise State campus, all of Boise State's separate campuses, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Boise State, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from Boise State's campuses. Also included in the report are the University's institutional policies and procedures concerning campus security, including those related to sexual assault, campus alerts, drug and alcohol use, and others. You can obtain a copy of the report by accessing the following website or you can request a copy of the report by contacting the University's Department of Public Safety at 2245 University Drive, Boise, Idaho 83706; by calling 208-426-6911; or by sending an email to
Annual Security and Fire Safety Report