Accounting Specialist

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 25 Jan 2023


Campus: Tempe

Accounting Specialist

Job Description

Financial Services seeks an Accounting Specialist to perform a variety of accounting functions requiring initiative and independent judgment in support of the goals and objectives of Financial Services.

ASU is a diverse enterprise with a wide variety of work and learning modes, locations and a commitment to sustainability, innovation and employee work-life balance.  We are determined to maintain our position as an employer of choice in a competitive labor market. 

Flexible work options:

  • Hybrid work is an arrangement where employees spend a minimum of 60% of their regular work week at their primary ASU work location.  A hybrid schedule may be available after the completion of all training.  Dean or vice president-level approval is required.

A successful candidate, not presently employed within Financial Services, will be paid a signing bonus of $750 and a $1,250 bonus after completing six months of employment with the department. 

Job Family

Finance & Accounting

Department Name

FS Supplier Admin



VP Code


Grant Funded Position

This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range

$20.20 per hour

Close Date


Essential Duties

  • Complete new supplier records and maintains the master supplier file.
  • Review and determine the appropriateness of various documents related to supplier set-up.
  • Complete daily validation of supplier taxpayer identification numbers to the IRS TIN matching system and the Office of Foreign Assets Control System.
  • Review the master file to validate the accuracy and completeness of data.
  • Respond to inquiries in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • Assist with special projects or specific duties to support the organization's priorities.

Minimum Qualifications

Associate's degree in Business Administration or related field AND one (1) year of related experience; OR,Three (3) years related accounting experience; OR,Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping practices and principles.
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and budgeting practices.
  • Experience in maintaining and reconciling accounting and financial records.
  • Evidence of effective communication skills.

Working Environment

  • Working in an office setting with computers. 
  • Sit or stand for extended periods of time, use hands/fingers for repetitive motions.
  • Communicate to perform essential duties.
  • Read-interpret written and oral instructions/directions.
  • Lift up to 25 pounds.

Department Statement

Financial Services serves the university community in a professional, accessible, customer-focused, efficient and innovative manner by timely processing financial transactions and provides accounting, financial management reporting, financial system training, and treasury management services.

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

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Employment Verification Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Fingerprint Check Statement

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

All applicants are to include a cover letter and resume.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

Applicant must be eligible to work in the United States; ASU Student Business Services Department will not be a sponsor for this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.

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