Office Associate, Accounting and Finance

University of Nebraska at Kearney
Job Description
Office Associate, Accounting and Finance, 56053
Job Description or Duties: The office associate assists the department chair with administrative duties and is a support person to faculty. This individual is the face of the department and greets and assists students, faculty and visitors. Daily assignments may include test grading, recording, working with University systems to assure business operations are carried out in a timely manner, arranging travel, monitoring office copiers to assure good working order. Oversees budget; monitors expenditures, helps to assess needed items for functioning of department. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Self-starter and highly motivated. Individual will oversee the maintenance of web pages for department and student sponsored sites. Monitor operation of two copiers used by faculty in several departments; keeping track of copy totals; billing out to departments, making sure adequate supplies are on hand at all times; reporting problems with machines to repair, electronically monitor copier functioning. Coordinate, assist with administration of required excel testing of all Accounting 251 and Finance 308 students each semester. Assist department chair with issuing class permits and class scheduling. Travel arranger for faculty attending conferences and meetings. Complete processes necessary to Insure reimbursement is made in a timely manner. Make arrangements for student group travel insuring required university forms are completed for the process. Assists in travel arrangements, advertising, speaker recruitment for university-wide events. Assists faculty with program planning for student honorary society. May be required to do extensive research to find answers to complex problems. Must be able to stay current with university-wide procedures and requirements.
Required Qualifications: High School Diploma. Previous office experience. Must have strong human relations skills and excellent oral and written communication skills; must be able to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds, knowledge in the use of Microsoft Office products.
Preferred Qualifications: Associate or Bachelor’s degree in business or equivalent combination of education and experience, previous experience in office environment with an emphasis on customer service.
HOW TO APPLY: Application review begins May 21, 2018. For more information and to apply visit For more information about the position contact: Steve C Hall, For more information about the online application process contact: 308-865-8522 or
SALARY AND BENEFITS:  With contingent offer of employment, the University of Nebraska will conduct an investigation of employment records, educational records, criminal records, and other records to verify the information provided in your application and/or any additional information you have provided is accurate.  Salaries at the University of Nebraska at Kearney are competitive.  The University provides a flexible benefits program at minimal cost to the employee. NuFlex benefit choices include a Medical Plan and Prescription Drug Program, Vision Care, Dental Plan, LTD, Life Insurance, AD&D Insurance, Dependent Life Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, and Reimbursement Accounts for Health and Dependent Care.  The Employee and Dependent Scholarship program is also available to eligible employees.  Basic Retirement Plan options include TIAA/CREF and Fidelity.
The University of Nebraska at Kearney, serving over 6,500 students, is one of four University of Nebraska campuses. Established in 1905, the University has a tradition of emphasis in scholarly teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels in a variety of disciplines. Kearney, a progressive city of 31,000, is the educational, medical, cultural, commercial and agricultural center of a large mid-state area.
The University of Nebraska at Kearney is responsive to University issues which support a diverse work and academic environmentThe University of Nebraska at Kearney does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. This policy is applicable to all University administered programs including educational programs, financial aid, admission policies and employment policies.  UNK is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity employer. Veterans and persons with disabilities encouraged to apply. The University affirms a policy of equal educational and employment opportunities, affirmative action in employment and nondiscrimination in providing services to the public. University employees, students and others associated with the University who have not received the benefits of these policies, are encouraged to contact the Human Resources Director/ADA Coordinator.
For a copy of the University of Nebraska at Kearney's Annual Security Report, you may contact the Office of Police and Parking Services or visit the website:
Contact Information