• Accounting Officer

    Posted: 10/15/2023

    722210 - Administrative Accounting

    Illinois Residency Requirement: This position requires current Illinois residency to apply.



    The mission of Administrative Accounting is to protect and enhance the University's financial resources that will best support the University as it builds leaders of tomorrow who will be shaping a changing world.

    Currently, Administrative Accounting is seeking qualified candidates for the role of Accounting Officer. The Accounting Officer is responsible for processing payments to vendors for goods and services purchased by the University. Under general supervision, this position reviews all supporting documents and authorizations required to initiate payments, checks to see if items are received, and verifies invoice amount and other data comply with the terms of the purchase order before entering the invoice for payment.

    Additionally, the Accounting Officer is responsible for resolving all associated problems and differences, answers individual, departmental and vendor inquiries about purchase orders and vendor payments and composes and types correspondence when necessary. This position will also process payroll checks for disbursement, vendor statements.



    Benefits Package

    SIUE offers an exceptional array of benefits to all full-time and part-time employees (50% or more receive benefits accrued at percentage of appointment) including:

    *Medical, dental and vision insurance; 

    *University tuition waivers (full-time receive 100% waiver of tuition)
    *Life insurance;
    *SURS retirement plan;
    *Supplemental retirement savings plans;
    *Paid vacation and sick leave accrual;
    *Generous holiday schedule/paid holidays;
    *WorkLife programs;
    *Employee Assistance Program (mental health and wellness);
    *Employee discounts (local and national retailers);
    *Flexible Spending Account Program;

    For more about our benefits and employee services, visit: https://www.siue.edu/human-resources/benefits    

    How to Apply

    ***Civil Service positions do not require an exam unless stated otherwise***

    Below the description, click “Apply for Position”. If you have not applied with a role with us previously, please register for a Hire Touch account. Complete the forms that are attached to the position. Refresh browser if documents do not load.


    Civil Service Application Tips:

    -In order to qualify for the role, it is important that your complete and detailed employment history is included on the Civil Service application. Please be detailed in “Specific Duties Performed” Example: Instead of listing “general office duties”, state specific equipment used, tasks performed, software, etc.

    -Many of our positions can use your education and courses as experience, please upload all of your transcripts (can be unofficial). You can always log back in and upload before the job closes.

    -If you are unsure of what the minimum qualifications mean; you can review them on the State Universities Civil Service System at https://sucss.illinois.gov/pages/classspec/default.aspx - If you need clarification on which classification, please reach out to Human Resources at 618-650-2190 

    -Applicants qualifying for veteran’s preference must submit a copy of form DD214 at the time of application.




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    SIUE is a state university - benefits under state sponsored plans may not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas. Applicants will be subject to a background check and/or drug screening prior to an offer of employment.
    Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce. We will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status. We encourage applications from women, minorities, protected veterans and people with disabilities.
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    Any one or combination totaling two (2) years (24 months) from the categories below:

    1. Course work in accounting, as measured by the following conversion table or its proportional equivalent:

    -9 semester hours equals two (2) years (24 months)

    2. Course work in any discipline as measured by the following conversion table or its proportional equivalent:

    -30 semester hours equals one (1) year (12 months)

    -Associate's Degree (60 semester hours) equals eighteen (18) months

    -90 semester hours equals two (2) years (24 months)

    3. Work experience which could include bookkeeping, office support, or closely related experience.


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