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Job Details: Accountant I

Job Title:

Accountant I

Submitted on:

December 15, 2021


Commensurate with experience

Start Date:

January 4, 2022


12 month, non-exempt

Job Summary:

Accounts payable is responsible for processing invoices and payments to vendors on a daily basis by following the established procedures with accuracy and in a timely manner.


• Strong verbal, organizational, attention to detail, and interpersonal skills, along with confidentiality.
• Word processing and spreadsheet skills, accounting skills.
• Computer application knowledge and experience required.

Required: Bachelors degree.
Preferred: Business Degree or Accounting and 2-4 years experience.


• Prepare and process invoices that result in payment to vendors and employees.
• Reconcile daily cashiering receipts and prepare bank deposits.
• Prepare daily journal entries.
• Reconcile petty cash fund.
• Reconcile vendor statements.
• Respond to all vendor inquiries.
• Maintain fixed asset records including additions, disposals, and transfers.
• CIP/Project Tracking.
• Experience in general accounting practices.
• Knowledge of Excel, Word, Internet including email, or other database skills.
• Filing, record keeping, 10-key calculator.
• Good communication skills a must.
• Must have a strong work ethic and lead by example.
• Must be a professional, credible and respected representative of the institution internally and in the community
• Demonstrated willingness and ability to act ethically and socially responsible
• Must be able to lift more than 50-lb. objects; frequent bending, stooping, and walking.
• Can be exposed to a variety of weather conditions for periods of time.
• Ability to communicate in a courteous manner.
• Other duties as assigned by Vice President of Fiscal Affairs or designee.

The omission of specific statement of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

Applicant Must Submit:

  • Letter of Application
  • Resume
  • Three References, current addresses and phone numbers
  • All College Transcripts (unofficial)
  • Completed Consent & Disclosure form for pre-employment background check (available here)
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OPSU is an AA/EE/E-Verify employer committed to diversity.

Oklahoma Panhandle State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, and veterans status in its programs and services.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

  • Kambri Harland, Section 504/ADA (disabilities),
    Office ML 107B, Telephone: 580.349.1556;
  • Dana Collins, Discrimination (race, color, national origin, age, and veterans status), Title IX (sex),
    Office: SL 125, Telephone: 580.349.1574.

For additional information and/or to respond, contact:

Oklahoma Panhandle State Univ.
Office of Human Resources
P. O. Box 430
Goodwell, OK 73939
Telephone: 580-349-2611
Fax: 580-349-2302
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