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Accountant I

Iowa, Ames, 50010 Ames USA

Position Title:Accountant IJob Group:Professional & ScientificRequired Minimum Qualifications:Bachelor’s degreePreferred Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related fieldExperience reconciling accounts or paymentsExperience processing payable/receivable transactionsExperience in Data EntryProficient in MS ExcelJob Description:SummaryThe Iowa State University Office of Fringe Benefit Accounting and Compliance (FBAC) is seeking candidates for an Accountant I position. We are seeking an energetic and motivated professional who is interested in fringe benefits and benefits compliance. The FBAC area is responsible for numerous aspects of University Benefits. Those areas include initiating premium payments to the various third-party administrators and insurance carriers whom the University has contracted, and ensuring program compliance with IRS regulations, University policies and procedures, and State and Federal Laws and Regulations.We are looking for an organized, entry-level accountant to be responsible for ensuring the accuracy of a variety of financial records, including the timely processing of premium and invoice payments and receipt of funds. This position will assist with reconciling accounts and the development of monthly, quarterly, and annual reports related to the administration of ISU’s numerous fringe benefit programs. Fringe benefit programs include Medical, Dental, Pharmacy, Retirement and more. The successful candidate will possess strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, strong attention to detail and be able to apply intermediate accounting skills while working with a variety of different benefit programs. Must have strong critical thinking skills and be a team player, willing to assist other team members and take on additional tasks in order to meet deadlines.Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. on an on-going basis without sponsorship. Example of Duties

Responsible for reconciling and processing weekly/monthly vendor payments

Assist in reconciling numerous benefit accounts

Reconcile payroll benefit deductions

Assist with the creation and maintenance of monthly, quarterly, and annual reports

Data entry

Calculate and create payroll adjustments for benefit premiums

Prepare accounting-related entries to accounting registers, journals and logs

Level Guidelines Individual contributor position with developing professional and/or technical skills working under immediate to general supervision Grasps professional-level knowledge and concepts of field while working in a progressive learning mode Works on problems and issues of somewhat limited scope Follows standard practices and procedures in analyzing situations or data for which answers are available or can be obtained Responds to inquiries and issues, escalating to manager or higher level workers as appropriate May lead projects of limited scope and complexity May provide guidance to studentsAppointment Type:RegularNumber of Months Employed Per Year:12 Month Work PeriodTime Type:Full timePay Grade:PS806Application Instructions:To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following: 1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae 2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter If you have questions regarding this application process, please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485. Why Choose ISU? Iowa State Employees enjoy comprehensive health and work-life benefits, including medical and dental; as well as: Retirement benefits including defined benefit and defined contribution plans Generous vacation, holiday and sick time and leave plans Onsite childcare (Ames, Iowa) Life insurance and long-term disability Flexible Spending Accounts Various voluntary benefits and discounts Employee Assistance Program Wellbeing program Iowa State offers WorkFlex options for some positions. WorkFlex offers flexibility on when, where, and how you do your work. For more information, please speak with the Hiring Manager.Original Posting Date: May 1, 2024Posting Close Date:May 14, 2024Job Requisition Number:R14623By focusing on the future and providing the best student experience possible, Iowa State attracts students and faculty who want to make a difference. With a comprehensive land-grant mission of education, research, extension and outreach, we produce scholars whose ideas change the world. And through Innovate at Iowa State , we provide innovative and entrepreneurial opportunities for students of all backgrounds. Located just 30 minutes north of Des Moines, the city of Ames was recently named one of the Top 10 cities in the U.S. for campus life and career opportunities. Iowa State University is a welcoming, global, and culturally diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. Campus community members have a wide range of backgrounds and experiences and are committed to engaging with each other respectfully as outlined in the university's Principles of Community (https://www.iastate.edu/diversity-and-inclusion/principles-community) . Iowa State recognizes that diverse intellectual and philosophical perspectives are vital to innovation, critical thinking skills, and a dynamic academic community that fosters the land-grant ideals of putting science, technology, and human creativity to work. All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check. Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email eooffice@iastate.edu . If you have questions about the application process please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll-Free at 1-877-477-7485 . Iowa State University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should email employment@iastate.edu or call (515) 294-4800 or Toll-Free: (877) 477-7485 . TTY users are welcome to use the Iowa Relay Service number by dialing 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2942 . General ISU compensation information can be found on the University Human Resources (https://www.hr.iastate.edu/careers/compensation) website. Please note that this is only a list of ranges and individuals will be paid commensurate with qualifications.

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