Accounting Specialist - 11479BR

Accounting Specialist

Department: 
Bureau of Child Research
Location/Division: 
University of Kansas, Parsons
Reg/Temp: 
Regular
Employee Class: 
U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Position Overview

The Institute for Life Span Studies at Parsons, University of Kansas, seeks a part-time (.75 FTE) Accounting Specialist. This position will work with a program that provides services to individuals with disabilities and their families through collaborative partnerships with a number of agencies in a nine-county region of southeast Kansas. The overall program consists of a variety of services including respite care services for families, personal care services to support children and adults in their home, representative payee services supporting finance management and a crisis intervention program for individuals identified as having intellectual disabilities and mental illness. This person's primary responsibility includes the management of payroll for 50-70 part-time employees and general duties associated with accounts payable and receivable.

Position Requirement: The successful candidate will be required to be bonded within the first 30 days of employment.

This position is located in Parsons, Kansas.

Job Description

65%-Payroll Services:
  • Receive, track, and enter reported work time by the part-time employees into the appropriate QuickBooks Program for bi-weekly payment of time worked.
  • Maintain general employment information on part-time employees as required.
  • Prepare and update program reports, enter new families and employees in appropriate data-base.
  • Manage accounts receivable and payables.
  • Submission of tax reports and prepare needed materials for annual audit.
  • Invoice agencies and Authenitcare (online system for state reporting) including submission of goal documentation/behavior tracking as required.
30%-Support the representative payee program through the reconciliation of bank accounts (checking & saving) of payees and receive and prepare deposits.

5%-Additional responsibilities will include but not limited to: answering the phone, receiving messages, program clerical support, attending meetings relative to this program and other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  1. High School diploma or GED equivalency and three years of relevant experience or Associate's degree in Accounting, Business or related field with one year of relevant experience or Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business or related field.
  2. Minimum of one year experience, QuickBooks and Microsoft Office (word, excel) or similar software programs.
  3. Effective organizational, attention to detail, and written/oral communication skills. Written skills will be evaluated by the quality of application materials, references, and work history. Oral competency will be evaluated at the interview stage and through reference checks. Organizational and attention to detail will be evaluated by the quality of the application materials.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business or related field.
  2. Three or more years with bookkeeping, payroll and/or accounts receivable and payable.
  3. Two years of experience with computers performing, Quicken, QuickBooks, and/or Microsoft Office(word, excel).
  4. Experience working with individuals with Intellectual and Development Disabilities and/or Mental Illness.
 

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application will consist of the on-line application, a cover letter specifying how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications, a vita/resume with contact information (including email address of three professional references that can attest to your qualifications and work experience).

The application deadline has been extended. To insure consideration, the deadline to apply is April 30th.

Contact Information to Applicants

General Questions regarding the position:
Laura Hanigan
Life Span Institute @ Parsons
University of Kansas
2601 Gabriel Ave., P.O. Box 738
Parsons, KS 67357
620-421-6550, ext. 1896
lhanigan@ku.edu

In-Depth Questions regarding the position:

Diane Salyers
Life Span Institute @ Parsons
University of Kansas
2601 Gabriel Ave., P.O. Box 738
Parsons, KS 67357
620-421-6550, ext. 1642
dsalyers@ku.edu

Advertised Salary Range

$31,905.36 - $33,000.00

Application Review Begins

01-May-2018

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Posting Information
Posting ID:
11479BR
Department:
Bureau of Child Research
Location/Division:
University of Kansas, Parsons
Reg/Temp:
Regular
Employee Class:
U-Unclassified Professional Staff
Application Review Begins:
01-May-2018
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