South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Brookings, SD

Job posting number: #7223331

Posted: February 29, 2024

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Posting Text
South Dakota State University is seeking an Accountant to join our accounting department team. This new position will join a dynamic team who play a crucial role in the financial health of our university. The SDSU accounting office creates a positive experience for our employees to help them grow professionally. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in supporting the different stakeholders within the organization and ensuring that accounting processes are in place. The position requires excellent organization and communication skills.

Job Responsibilities: This position will maintain assigned financial processes (i.e., review of journal vouchers, cash receipts, CAS entries, fund reconciliations, and assigned analysis and projects), assist campus financial personnel with accounting questions, cross train key financial processes.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Knowledge of:
Accounting guidance (GAAP and GASB) BOR/University policy and procedures, and state law;
Microsoft Office applications

Skill & Ability to:
Perform data entry with high speed and accuracy;
Prioritize work to meet deadlines;
Recognize discrepancies; and
Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.

Comments: South Dakota State University is a tobacco free environment. It is the policy of the university to maintain a drug-free environment and to thereby establish, promote, and maintain a safe and healthy working and learning environment for employees and students. This position is subject to the university’s Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy 4:14. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.

Benefits: South Dakota State University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision coverage for the employee, spouse, and dependents; life insurance; long-term disability insurance; paid holidays; educational assistance; retirement plans; and a generous vacation accrual and sick day allowance.

Application Procedures: South Dakota State University accepts applications through an online employment site; to apply, visit [SE5577 – 10192]
Department Description and Cultural Expectations
South Dakota State University is the state’s largest, most comprehensive university with more than 200 academic programs, an enrollment of approximately 12,000 students, and over $60 million annual research expenditures.

South Dakota State University offers a rich academic experience in an environment of inclusion and access through inspired, student-centered education, creative activities and research, innovation and engagement that improve the quality of life in South Dakota, the region, the nation and the world. Its employees embrace the university’s core values of being people-centered, expanding knowledge through creativity, embracing organizational and personal integrity, commitment to diversity of thought, and excellence through continuous improvement.

As the state’s 1862 Morrill Act land-grant institution, the work of the university is carried out on its main resident campus in Brookings, at sites in Sioux Falls, Pierre, Rapid City, Aberdeen and through Extension offices and Agricultural Experiment Station research sites across South Dakota.

SDSU was recognized as one of 54 institutions in the United States as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities in 2014. The university’s total research expenditures are greater than $60 million. SDSU is the state’s first High Research Activity institution as classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Jackrabbits Athletics competes as a NCAA Division I member, with membership in the Missouri Valley Football Conference, the Summit League and the Big XII for wrestling.

Brookings is home to approximately 24,000 residents and is located 60 miles north of Sioux Falls and 200 miles west of Minneapolis. rates Brookings as an ideal community for families, students, young professionals and retirees. It considers Brookings among the safest and most vibrant cities in South Dakota.

The Brookings Public School District educates approximately 3,300 K-12 students and ranks among the state’s highest academic achieving school districts. The district includes three elementary schools, an intermediate school for fourth and fifth grade, one middle school and a high school.

The city also boasts an abundance of attractions and activities, including the Children’s Museum of South Dakota, Dakota Nature Park, South Dakota Art Museum, McCrory Gardens, South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum, Outdoor Adventure Center and the Brookings Summer Arts Festival.

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