Montana State University - Bozeman, MT

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About our department... In support of the Montana State University mission, the Information Technology Center promotes, develops, delivers, and facilitates the use of information technology services and resources. The IT Center manages, operates, and supports Montana State University's multilevel, distributed computation and information systems, provisioning the central infrastructure and information systems for the four-campus enterprise. The IT Center delivers academic technology and user services for students, faculty, and staff on the Bozeman campus and provides technical leadership to distributed personnel throughout the campus. We value our employees and provide flexible schedules for a proper balance of work and personal life. The IT Center promotes diversity, education, training, and personal development for its employees.

About this position... This position reports to the Accounting Manager in the ITC Business Office. Primary responsibilities include the support of the Sales and Support Services group by entering, reconciling, and reporting sales transactions; maintaining inventory; preparing projections; entering billing information and handling billing inquiries; and reporting results. This position also supports the ITC organization through data entry and reconciliation, budget preparation, accounts payable and receivable, financial reporting and property management.

Please respond, on a separate sheet(s) of paper, to EACH required and preferred qualification listed below by summarizing how your work experience and training relates to each of them. Specific examples should be included to aid the search committee in evaluating your qualifications.


1. Two years of post-secondary education plus one year experience in accounting or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
2. Demonstrated knowledge of accounting principles and practices, accounting systems, reporting, budgeting and fiscal principles, practices and procedures. Please list examples.
3. Demonstrated competence managing, monitoring, and reconciling fiscal records.

Demonstrated skill using personal computers with a variety of spreadsheet and database software including the use of calculations and formulas. (Please list software used and examples of use.)


1. Demonstrated experience in retail accounting.
2. Demonstrated experience using Microsoft Great Plains Dynamics in a high-volume accounting setting.
3. Knowledge of State, Higher Education accounting practices and\or the Ellucian Banner accounting system.

The Successful
Candidate Will

The successful candidate will also have the following abilities : consistently exercise initiative and good judgment both independently and within a team; organize and prioritize workload; work quickly and accurately; quickly master accounting information, practices, and related software; establish and maintain effective working relations with staff and customers; support multiple customers; effectively communicate in person, in writing, and by phone with customers of varying financial knowledge, effectively relating information in understandable terms; appropriately handle sensitive information, provide excellent customer service among competing demands, be open to changing responsibilities; and work well under pressure.


1. In accordance with MSU policy, hiring will be conditional upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check.
2. Must be able to use a computer monitor, keyboard and mouse for long periods of time.


Screening of applications will begin on July 17, 2013, and will continue until a suitable candidate is hired.


To apply, please download the application materials by clicking here MSU Classified Employment Application .

The applicant MUST submit an MSU Application along with responses to the required and preferred qualifications. Electronic submissions in Word or PDF are highly preferred but hard copies will be accepted. An original signature on the MSU-Bozeman Application Cover Sheet is required via scanned PDF, fax, or hardcopy original to the address below. Submit materials to:

Michelle Larsen, HR Administrator Montana State University Information Technology Center P.O. Box 173240 Bozeman, MT 59717-3240 Phone: 406-994-5081 Fax: 406-994-4600

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