Iowa State University - Ames, IA

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The Department of Conference Planning and Management with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is seeking qualified candidates for an Accountant III. This position is responsible for budgeting and financial reporting for Conference Planning and Management (CPM).

Additional responsibilities of this position include the creation of detailed financial reports, providing assistance with developing rate structures for the unit, and assisting with budget development for CPM initiatives. The incumbent will maintain updated and accurate financial information for the unit. The incumbent will also provide financial information to support the Director in making appropriate and sound decisions. This position will assist the department in contracting, procurement and event services.

The successful candidate will possess exceptional problem solving skills, strong organizational and analytical skills, as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong math and computer skills to develop detailed, complex financial reports and analysis tools are essential to this position. Independent judgment, initiative, and exceptional ability to coordinate a variety of activities will also be needed to be successful in this role.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and two years of relevant professional experience. Experience must include accounting, budgeting and/or financial analysis.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Accounting or business related field.

Experience in the meeting or event industry.

Experience in government or non-profit accounting.

Knowledge of state and federal regulations as well as University policies and procedures concerning business and personnel.

Experience developing detailed, complex financial reports and using analysis tools such as spreadsheets and databases.


Commensurate with experience and education.

Special Conditions

The office location for this position will be at the Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau at 1601 Golden Aspen Drive, Suite 110, Ames.

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.

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please click on "Apply for this Vacancy" and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter
3) Contact information for three references

If you have questions regarding this vacancy, please email Kaela Black at or call 515-294-3283.

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

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