Service Center and Special Projects Accountant

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Bandon Water Works, MUNSTER
Job Type: FullTime


1175-NN_ADMINPRO - Fiscal Officer/Management Analyst

Business Title:

Service Center and Special Projects Accountant

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Employee Type:

Admin. Professional

Job Family:

Administrative Professional - Not OT Eligible

Position Details:

Summary of Duties:

The Service Center and Special Projects Accountant is a key position in University Accounting in performing various technical accounting and financial duties with focus on review and approval of  service centers and special projects accounting. The incumbent acts as the university’s Service Center Administrator providing guidance, advice, and monitoring to ensure policy compliance.  Responsible for reviewing and approving Service Center cost centers/programs and the continued yearly monitoring. Oversee the administration of the University’s service centers including internal service providers and enterprise accounts. Ensures compliance with state and federal policies and requirements related to establishing and maintaining service center rates to allow charges to sponsored research.  Provide guidance to the university community related to service centers.  Review and approve service center rates and monitor compliance with federal regulations.  
The position serves as  the lead accounting technical support for development of the University’s Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate Agreement (NICRA) proposal and related disclosure.  Incumbent will be responsible for providing operational support, policy development, strategic planning, project management and professional/technical expertise concerning the NICRA proposal.
The incumbent requires a thorough understanding of Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200) and a general understanding cost accounting and rate setting. This position will be assigned special technical accounting and financial analyses projects including analyzing and implementing new GASB pronouncements and other technical accounting guidance such as the State Wide Accounting Manual, and RCWs, stabilizing and optimizing procedures within Workday and providing technical writing support for developing and maintaining  accounting and procedures for University Accounting, including financial reporting.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in business, economics or a related field, and three (3) years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.

  • Experience using software and technology applications, including Microsoft Office Suite products (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) and relevant web-based applications, that improve workflow and organizational efficiencies.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills which includes the ability to author, deliver and provide training of complex material to all levels of constituents.

  • Knowledge of Uniform Guidance and F&A Rate development and documentation. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of departmental, University, state, federal and sponsor specific laws, rules, regulations and policies.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to convey information orally according to the needs of the audience. 

  • The ability to author, deliver and provide training of complex material to all levels of constituents. 

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook.

  • Experience auditing, reconciling, analyzing data.

  • Experience using web-based Enterprise Resource Planning Systems, including Workday.

  • A Master’s degree in a related field. 

Additional Information:

Area/College: Finance and Administration
Department Name: University Accounting
City, State, Zip: Pullman, WA 99163
Department Link:
Monthly Salary: $4,942 - $7,567 | In accordance with RCW 49.58.110, this salary reflects the full salary range for this position. Individual placement within the range is based on the candidate’s current experience, education, skills, and abilities related to the position. Successful candidates typically begin up to mid-point of the salary range. For additional information, please review WSU’s Administrative Professional Compensation . WSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid sick and vacation leave; paid holidays; medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts. For additional information, please review the detailed Summary of Benefits offered by WSU for AP staff and Total Compensation .

FTE: 100%
Appointment Status: Permanent
Posting Close Date: This position has been re-posted. Screening has begun and will remain ongoing until the vacancy is filled.
Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check because it requires access to children or vulnerable adults as defined by RCW 74.34, engages in law enforcement, requires security clearance, interacts with WSU students in a counseling or advising capacity, has access to personal identifying and/or financial information, unsupervised access to university buildings/property, or other business-related need.  A background check will not be completed until an initial determination of qualification for employment has been made.
Application Instructions: Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application.
Required Documents:


Cover Letter

Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

12 Month

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or .

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