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Financial Accountant

Categories: NACADA Executive Office


National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)


Kansas State University

Date Posted:


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Screening of applications begins June 24, 2013 and continues until filled.

Position Description

The National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) at Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, is seeking a Financial Accountant for a newly created term position. NACADA, the leader in the global education community for academic advising, is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. We are comprised of 16 full-time staff and growing. This position will report to the Assistant Director and provide financial, accounting, and operational support within our executive office.


Appointment Conditions

Twelve-month term appointment contingent upon continuing availability of funding and need for these services.




Under the general guidance of the Assistant Director, the incumbent will be responsible for activities related to tax exemptions; 1099 preparation; completion of credit card and credit applications; development of financial policies, practices and procedures; streamlining of accounting activities to include electronic deposits and domestic and international payments; and researching various accounting issues, IRS publications and codes. The incumbent will assist as needed with monitoring, auditing and analyzing accounts payable expenditures; preparing, recording and documenting financial transactions; performing analysis and reconciliations of bank and credit card statements; preparing profit and loss statements and ad hoc reports; accounts receivable activities; the annual audit; and year-end reporting.


The successful candidate is expected to maintain a pleasant and professional relationship with co-workers, our members and business associates on and off campus, be comfortable multi-tasking and performing a range of duties, and have excellent initiative and follow through.

 Application Process

Submit a cover letter, resume and name, phone number, and email address of three professional references with first-hand knowledge of your work including current or past supervisors. Application materials must clearly demonstrate how your qualifications meet those of this position. Please address salary history or salary expectations in your cover letter.


E-mail application material to: (Subject line: Financial Accountant)




Mail to: 


Peggy Goe, Assistant Director

Kansas State University
2323 Anderson Avenue, Suite 225
Manhattan, KS 66502

For more information about our organization, please visit our web site at: .

Kansas State University is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Background and credit checks required.


Required Qualifications
BS/BA in accounting, finance or closely related field.
1 year of related experience.
Sophisticated level of experience using Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel.
Experience performing analysis and problem solving.
Experience managing or coordinating multiple priorities simultaneously.
Must be eligible for employment in the U.S. at time of employment.

 Preferred Qualifications

Graduate coursework in accounting, finance or business.
3 years of related experience.
CPA designation or other evidence of extensive knowledge and understanding of accounting principles and practices.
Experience and proficiency with financial accounting software, i.e. QuickBooks, Great Plains Accounting or other.
Experience managing sensitive or confidential information.
Experience with accounts payable, accounts receivable, or billing; adjusting entries, accruals or other general accounting activities.
Experience learning and adapting to new systems quickly.
Experience in a non-profit, banking or public accounting environment.
Experience with electronic transactions involving deposits, ACH and wire transactions.
Experience with international currency.
Experience completing government reports, i.e. sales & use tax, 1099’s and 990’s.