Accounting Supervisor
University of Alaska - Kenai, AK

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The KPC Accounting Supervisor provides customer-focused, cost-effective and innovative management of accounting services for Kenai Peninsula College, including KPC's Kachemak Bay Campus, Anchorage Extension Site and Resurrection Bay Extension Site.
Position responsibilities include supervisory oversight of the procurement of goods and services, travel authorizations/expenditures, accountability of assets via property and cashiering controls, student, agency and 3rd party accounts receivable control and the bookstore auxiliary operations. Assist supervisor with research and data entry for budget maintenance tasks.
The position is located in Soldotna, Alaska, at KPC's Kenai River Campus. It is a 12 month per year position, at Grade 78 step 1. First review of applications will be 7/31/2013 but applications may be accepted until the position is closed.

We especially encourage applications from candidates who understand the diversity present in our community and student body, and who will enhance and promote engagement with other cultures.

Knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position.

  • Supervisory skills with the ability to provide effective leadership and time management.
  • Organizational and delegation skills with the demonstrated ability to accomplish multiple priorities and meet competing deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to seek alternative solutions to obstacles and initiative to problem solve.
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service communication skills (written and verbal) to work with a diverse population of faculty, staff, students, and the public.
  • Strong understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles-GAAP.
  • Knowledge of State and Federal procurement and/or accounts receivable collections laws and regulations.
  • Ability to operate standard business machines (personal computers with associated operating software and 10-key adding machine by touch).
  • Excellent computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets, data bases, email management.
Typical education or training required for this position (including licenses).

Associate's degree in Accounting, Business Administration or related field. Bachelors Degree Preferred.

Length of time and type of experience required for this position.

Substantial experience in governmental fund accounting.
Significant supervisory experience.

Preferred knowledge, skills or abilities for this position.

Working knowledge of Banner Finance and Banner Student

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications will be accepted after the review date until the position is closed.
Please address all of the listed required and preferred education, knowledge, skills, abilities and experience.

Please submit your online application and electronically attach the following documents:

1. Cover letter
2. Resume
3. Three professional references, including the names, titles, phone numbers, e-mail addresses and physical addresses

Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application or interview process should call 907-262-0317 or email Eileen Reemtsma at

Hire is contingent upon a successful background check.

All of the above requirements must be submitted online before your application will be considered. You may call 907-786-4608 if you need help with the application process.

Position requires onsite interview at the candidate's expense. This position is not eligible for relocation benefits.

Special Conditions of Employment

Describe any other special skills/knowledge required for this position (e.g. additional training, heavy lifting or traveling).

Occasional travel - in-state or out-of-state
  • Multiple job duties are combined into a single position. Expertise must be in several areas instead of specializing in one. This position must be knowledgeable in actual operations for procurement, accounts receivable, accounts payables, property control, bookstore operations and cashiering including an in-depth knowledge of Banner operations and data entry for all of the above.
  • Displays effort, commitment and a "can-do" approach to performing work and operates effectively within the organizational structure.
  • Accepts direction and feedback from supervisor and follows through appropriately.
  • Shows flexibility in response to procedural change and adapts to and accommodates new methods and procedures.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action : The University of Alaska is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and educational institution. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application and screening process should contact the local Human Resources office.

Public Disclosure : Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

Background Investigation : Finalists may be subject to a background investigation. Any offer of employment is contingent upon a review of the results of the background investigation by the Human Resources office.

Immigration Reform and Control Act : Person(s) hired by the University of Alaska must comply with the provisions of the Federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. All employees must provide proof of eligibility to work. For foreign nationals requesting employer sponsored visas, a job must qualify as a "specialty occupation" to be eligible for sponsorship of a U.S. H 1B visa petition. You must present your Social Security Card as verification of your Social Security Number. If you do not have a social security number, you must present a receipt from the Social Security Administrations stating you have applied for a social security number within 10 days of your employment with the University of Alaska.

Social Security : On January 1, 1982, the University opted out of the Social Security system; however, participation in Social Security is still required for adjunct faculty hired after January 1, 1996, temporary staff, extended temporary staff, and certain student employees. Also, benefit-eligible employees hired after April 1, 1986, are required to pay into Medicare even though they do not participate in Social Security.

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Job Duties


Accounting Supervisor

Directly supervises and assists as required, regular non-exempt staff in the areas of Purchasing, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Travel, Property, Cashiering and Bookstore operations. Audits staff for timely and accurate productivity and compliance with policy and regulation.

  • Provides guidance, motivation, evaluation, counseling, and discipline to subordinates. Establishes performance goals and objectives with measurements of performance standards. Provides professional development opportunities.
  • Works as a team leader and builder promoting a service-oriented department that provides the highest caliber of service to the institutions constituencies.
Budget Maintenance

Duties include preparing and providing budgetary summaries to departments as directed by supervisor, downloading and balancing financial data into monthly management report spreadsheet for submission to supervisor, Preparing budget revisions as requested by supervisor, review revenue and expense account codes/program codes for accuracy with preparation and entry of correcting Journal Vouchers, analyze summer semester student fees for distribution to appropriate fiscal year.


Acquisition of all goods and services over $5,000 and up to $50,000.00.

  • Reviews procurement requests for compliance with University, State and Federal regulations.
  • Develops specifications, solicits quotations/proposals, negotiates vendor terms/conditions, evaluates responses and awards.
  • Monitors vendor performance and resolves disputes.
Bank Statement Reconciliation

Reconcile monthly bank deposits for submission to supervisor.

Assumes responsibilities of the Director of Administrative Services during absence.

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