• Accounting Associate

    Job Locations US-MI-Hillsdale
    Posted Date 2 months ago(7/18/2019 8:25 AM)
    # of Openings
    Business Office
  • Overview

    Accounting Associate provides assistance through the Business Office with various responsibilities.


    1. Audit expense requests for appropriate invoice, budget and approval signatures.
    2. Assist employees, vendors, and students with Hillsdale College requisition requirements.
    3. Balance multiple general ledger accounts.
    4. Balance, review and track Hillsdale College Equipment, capitalizing as necessary.
    5. Assist Student Accounts with various account application and notification needs.
    6. Provide coverage for Cashier Window.
    7. Audit Accounts Payable checks weekly.
    8. Maintain online Imaging needs for Business Office documents.
    9. Develop knowledge in other areas within the Business Office.
    10. Assist and direct students, employees and visitors that contact the Business Office.
    11. Perform additional duties as assigned by supervisor.



     To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty mentioned satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

    Education and Experience

    This position requires a high school education. A two-year degree in accounting desirable with two to three years of accounting and computer experience; or combination of education, training or experience sufficient to demonstrate the ability to perform the job.


    Physical Requirements

    Ability to read, write, hear, speak, see and communicate effectively. Ability to operate basic office equipment to include, photocopier, fax machine, computer equipment, display monitors and the like. Position is largely sedentary. Occasional lifting of office supplies, booklets, etc. is necessary.


    Other Skills

    1. Excellent oral and written communication skills. 2. Strong working knowledge and experience with enterprise software programs or an accounting/tax software as well as Microsoft Office Products. 3. Ability to handle a wide variety of assignments simultaneously and prioritize properly. 4. Honesty, integrity, discretion, sound judgment, and prudence are a requirement. 5. Proficiency in 10-key operation.


    Personal Characteristics

    The Business Office interacts with College staff, students and donors. This relationship needs to be pleasant, supportive and professional, with the ability to talk with donors in a friendly, professional manner that engenders confidence and conveys a desire to be of service while maintaining confidentiality as needed. Must maintain an acceptable attendance record, be punctual, and meet deadlines.


    Code of Commitment

    Be a good representative of Hillsdale College to promote the liberal arts, the College’s original Articles of Association and operating principles stated in the Staff Code of Commitment. The Mission Statement should be considered in all aspects of the position. The teaching of Christian faith shall remain a conspicuous aim of the College.


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