Job Details
Accounting Specialist
Classified - Clerical & Administrative Support
BGSU Main Campus
26 / $17.54 - $19.19, based on previous experience

Independently provides a range of accounting functions to support department(s). Monitors, reconciles and reports on monthly department budgets, grants and/or other relevant financial data. Provides overall accounting and clerical support required for day-to-day operations of the department. Audits department records. Communicates financial policies/procedures to the department.

Essential Duties, Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Develops and tracks budgets. Initiates and reconciles budget transactions, including journal entries, department transfers, revenue and orders. Compiles and distributes individualized financial reports, identifies issues and recommends solutions.
  • Participates in internal auditing of departmental financial records to ensure accuracy and compliance. Interprets, applies and communicates University, state, and federal policies and procedures to the department.
  • Acts as department liaison between budget administrators, faculty, staff, students and University offices for the resolution of financial matters related to University business (e.g., travel, grants and research). May represent the department at University financial meetings.
  • Procures supplies and services on behalf of the department. Coordinates shipping and receiving of department mail/packages.
  • Collects cash and prepares deposits.
  • Provides daily department office support by answering phones, making copies, arranging meetings, greeting guests and responding to inquiries. May supervise student workers.

Miminum Qualifications:


  • Six months to one-year related experience required


  • High school diploma or GED required.

Full-time, twelve-month classified staff position.  The hiring range for this position is $17.54 - $19.19, based on previous experience.  Full benefit package available.


Deadline to apply:  The search committee will review applications until the position is filled; however, for best consideration, applications should be provided by July 20, 2022. 




Bowling Green State University provides a comprehensive benefit program as part of a total compensation package.  This includes medical, prescription, dental, vision, health accounts (medical & dependent), life & disability insurance, retirement plans, employee assistance program and tuition fee waivers for employees and their eligible dependents as well as paid time off, holidays and parental leave.  For more information please visit Benefits-at-a-Glance.pdf (bgsu.edu)


  • Knowledge of basic mathematical skills
  • Knowledge of basic reading skills
  • Ability to carry out verbal and/or written instructions
  • Ability to effectively communicate, verbally and written
  • Detailed-oriented and highly accurate
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Ability to interact effectively with students, faculty and/or staff or the public and represent BGSU appropriately
  • Ability to coordinate or lead others in accomplishing work activities
  • Knowledge of computer skills, such as MS Office, presentations, spreadsheets and/or database entry/query
  • Ability to query, run reports and modify data in financial systems
  • Ability to access and maintain document imaging systems, including scanning and filing documents
  • Ability to accurately receive and disburse cash whether currency, credit cards, checks or other payment forms
  • Ability to operate computers and peripheral equipment such as printers
  • Ability to draft office correspondence


HS Diploma or GED
Fiscal Year
Full Time
Cover Letter, Resume