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HR & Accounting Specialist

Company: Kansas State University
Location: Manhattan
Posted on: March 10, 2023

Job Description:

HR & Accounting Specialist

Department: 3670055010 Health & Human Sciences Dean

Job no: 514737

Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)

Location: Manhattan, Kansas

Worksite: On-site requirement

Categories: Business / Accounting / Finance, Human Resources

Pay Grade: 06A

About This Role:

The College of Health and Human Sciences (HHS) is seeking an HR & Accounting Specialist to join their team in the Dean's Office. This position will support HHS through handling day-to-day HR functions ad assigned accounting duties. Specifically, the HR & Accounting Specialist will handle onboarding, payroll, position management, personnel file management, appointment paperwork, payment vouchers, and account reconciliations. This position reports to the HR Analyst.

Additional duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepare appointment paperwork for all departments within HHS

  • Assist HR Analyst with gathering summer appointment information every summer and graduate assistantship information each semester

  • Manage position data in HRIS to include updating supervisors, appointment end dates, pay rate changes, etc.

  • Input leave in HRIS for exempt faculty and staff

  • Answer payroll/time and leave-related questions for all HHS employees (students, grads, faculty, and staff)

  • Notify supervisors and employees of any payroll-related issues or delays, initiating supplemental paychecks and pay corrections when needed

  • Post and process business transactions, ensuring all are recorded

  • Research accounting discrepancies and perform reconciliations

  • Prepare and submit payment vouchers

  • Maintain personnel and accounting files

    Why Join Us:

    The College of Health and Human Sciences is home to six academic departments (Applied Human Sciences; Food, Nutrition, Dietetics & Health; Hospitality Management; Interior Design & Fashion Studies; Personal Financial Planning; and Kinesiology), the Center on Aging, Physician Assistant program, and a Nursing partnership with Wichita State University. The College enrolls more than 2,300 undergraduate and 400 graduate students and employs more than 115 full-time faculty members in teaching, research, and Extension positions ( The College is committed to promoting research, scholarship, creative activity, and discovery with a strategic and cohesive focus on health and human behavior.

    Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off (vacation, sick, and holidays). To see what benefits are available, please visit

    We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

    Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

    Worksite Options:

    This position is required to be performed on-site. Work is performed on employer premises or designated assignment locations.

    What You'll Need to Succeed:

    Minimum Requirements:

    • High school diploma

    • Two years of relevant experience.

      Preferred Qualifications:

      • Associate's or bachelor's degree in business administration, human resources, human resources management, or a related field

      • General understanding of accounting practices

      • Experience with HRIS

      • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

      • Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills

      • Strong customer service mindset

      • Ability to work with diverse groups of people

      • Strong organizational and time management skills

      • Ability to prioritize tasks and be a self-starter

        Other Requirements:

        • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

          How to Apply:

          Please submit the following documents:

        • Cover letter

        • Resume

        • Three professional references

          Screening of Applications Begins:

          Immediately and continues until the position is filled.

          Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

          $15.73 - $19.50/hour

          Equal Employment Opportunity:

          Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

          Background Screening Statement:

          In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

          Advertised: Feb 24, 2023 Central Standard Time

          Applications close: Open until filled

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