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Accounting Specialist

Posted: 03/08/2023

Dakota State University is seeking applications for a full-time Accounting Specialist within our Business Office. The individual hired must be able to audit and approve expenditures, and perform other accounting duties. The qualified individual must be able interpret DSU and State of SD policies and procedures.

  • Review and approve travel reimbursements submitted by various departments on campus.
  • Review and approve candidate travel reimbursement and household moving allowances submitted by the Human Resources department.
  • Provide training to users across campus on Banner processes, DocuSign, Contracts+, and PaymentWorks, etc.
  • Process direct pays and make purchases for the Business Office and other departments on campus as needed.
  • Monitor, review, and track contracts entered in the Contracts+ system.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Methods and practices of financial record keeping.
  • Knowledge of book keeping practices and procedures.
  • Ability to train and provide guidance to staff and software users.
  • Knowledge and skill to use Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Excel, Word)
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Superior customer service skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Flexible benefits package – including paid time off, health and retirement benefits
  • Life and disability insurance options
  • Reduced tuition, longevity pay and training opportunities
  • Professional liability coverage
How to Apply:
DSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of at least three professional references.

Applications will begin to be reviewed immediately and continue until the position is filled.

About Dakota State University:
DSU is located in Madison, South Dakota in the southern lakes region of the state. The region boasts a wealth of outdoor sports and a life-style possible only in smaller towns and rural communities. Madison is just a 50-minute drive from Sioux Falls, the largest city in South Dakota.

Dakota State employees receive a comprehensive and flexible benefits package including paid time off, health and retirement benefits, and life and disability insurance options. Other benefits include reduced tuition, longevity pay and training opportunities. DSU also provides professional liability coverage.

Equal Employment Opportunity:
 is committed to equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Applicants with disabilities are invited to identify any necessary accommodations required in the application process. E-Verify, EOE