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Montana Tech Accounting Associate IV in Butte, Montana

Accounting Associate IV

Department: Business Office

Employment Detail: Permanent, Full-Time

?Position is full-time and includes a comprehensive and competitive benefits package including insurance package, mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and wellness program.?

Salary: $16.32/ Hour

Applications received by August 24, 2020 will be guaranteed full review and consideration. Applications received after that date may be considered until an adequate applicant pool has been established.


  • Accounting

  • Provide technical/professional accounting work for major fund groups used by the University

  • Provide accounting-related advice and assistance to departments, school and college fiscal staff.

  • Reconcile all bank deposits to Banner Finance, SABHRS and the State Treasury.

  • Reconcile credit card bank account.

  • Reconcile revolving checking account.

  • Responsible for reconciling analyzing and summarizing data and drawing conclusions for superiors to assure compliance with University and State accounting policies and procedures for various transactions and to help ensure the integrity of recorded financial data.

  • Responsible for the accurate and efficient flow of incoming SABHRS wire transactions within Banner Finance and all web payments.

  • Financial Aid accounting. (Federal drawdowns, monitor cash balances, etc.)

  • Manage and oversee parking decal and parking ticket database.

  • Assist with 1098T processes ? formatting, testing and review

  • Cashiering

  • Backup to the lead cashier and assist during busy times.

  • Data entry backup for student accounts services staff

  • Conduct research and produce accurate records and reports regarding student accounts

  • Reconciliation of campus wide cash deposits with BANNER

  • Other

  • Business Office website updates (tuition and fee schedules, etc.)

  • Printing and folding accounts payable and student refund checks.

  • State warrant replacement requests

  • Customer Service

  • Assist students and parents to resolve issues and questions regarding student accounts.

  • Assist faculty and staff with questions on financial transactions.

  • Assist students, faculty and staff at the front counter.

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Knowledge and experience in professional principles and practices of accounting and departmental procedures

  • Ability to develop and implement accounting procedures; analyze and interpret accounting information; identify and solve accounting problems; compile, interpret, review and communicate financial transactions to a variety of individuals

  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple and complex tasks with the highest degree of accuracy

  • Ability to work independently and efficiently with frequent interruptions

  • High degree of proficiency in the use of Microsoft Excel, Word, Access and Outlook; Ability to operate standard office equipment (10 key, copier, fax)

  • Understanding of relational databases and how they work, this includes the ability to create ad hoc queries/reports from the underlying tables and data structures

  • Excellent customer service skills and ability to interface with internal and external customers daily


  • Bachelor?s Degree in Business, Accounting or related field

  • Knowledge of The State of Montana and University System policies and procedures.

  • Knowledge of Banner Student and/or Banner Finance.

For full consideration application materials must be complete. Please include a cover letter addressing qualifications, a resume and contact information for 3 professional references.

Any offer of employment is contingent upon a satisfactory criminal background check.

Montana Tech is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, gender, age, political beliefs, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation or preference. In support of the University?s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged. Montana Tech makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant?s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee?s ability to perform the duties of the job. In compliance with the Montana Veteran?s Employment Preference Act, Montana Tech provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran?s preference please complete the employment (veteran?s) preference form located on the employment page and email to You must include the job title of the position in which you are applying.

To request an accommodation, contact Cathy Isakson 406-496-4380;

Montana Technological University provides a comprehensive benefits package for all eligible positions that includes health, dental and vision insurance, mandatory retirement plan with employer contribution, partial tuition waiver, and a wellness program.

Montana Technological University, Butte Montana, is nestled in the Heart of the Rocky Mountains along the Continental Divide, where I-15 and I-90 intersect. We are home to the largest National Historic District in the country. Montana Tech is a special focus institution with a reputation for excellence and value. Montana Tech is ranked #1 in the nation by CollegeNET.