Student Worker, Accounting Assistant

Desert Research Institute

United States

December 26, 2021

Description

Thank you for your interest in employment with the Desert Research Institute. We want your application process to go smoothly and quickly. We ask that you keep in mind the following when completing your application:

  • Once you start the application process you cannot save your work. Please ensure you have all required attachment(s) available to complete your application before you begin the process.
  • Required attachments are listed below on the posting. Your application will not be considered without the required attachments.
  • Please see the application instructions under each posting for information on submittal deadlines.
  • If you need assistance or have questions regarding the application process, contact Human Resources Hotline at (775) 673-7431 or recruit@dri.edu.

    Job Description

    The Financial Services Office of the Desert Research Institute (DRI) is seeking a general accounting/office support assistant. Duties include general accounts payable functions including receiving and sorting mail, disbursing invoices, communicating with division and department business staff, keying invoices into Workday, reconciling miscellaneous financial accounts; and other clerical duties as assigned.

    Required Qualifications

  • HS diploma or GED.
  • Basic knowledge of accounting principles.
  • Intermediate level of computer skills including experience with MS Office Suite.
  • Ability to work independently and carry out assignments with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions and distractions.
  • Strong degree of accuracy, reliability, sound judgment, attention to detail and ability to organize multiple sets of data and files.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Ability to handle and maintain confidential information.
  • Must be able to follow instructions, prioritize and organize tasks and workload from multiple staff members.
  • Due to the current health and safety emergency declaration, anyone hired must receive a complete (and verified) COVID-19 vaccination series or an approved medical or religious waiver request as a term and condition of employment prior to any start date at any Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) institution.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • One year full-time or equivalent accounting experience.
  • Accounting or business major/minor.
  • Experience using accounting systems including Workday or Quickbooks.
  • Compensation Grade/Benefits

    This is a student hourly position with a starting minimum starting salary of $12, depending on experience. This position is not eligible for benefits.

    Schedule

    20 hours per week.

    Physical Requirements

    Requires physical ability to frequently stoop, bend, kneel, stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; requires ability to lift, carry and move approximately 30 lbs.

    Conditions of Employment

  • Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.
  • To qualify for a student position, you MUST be enrolled at an NSHE institution in at least 6 credits.
  • Due to the current health and safety emergency declaration, anyone hired must receive a complete (and verified) COVID-19 vaccination series or an approved medical or religious waiver request as a term and condition of employment prior to any start date at any Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) institution.
  • Exempt

    No

    Full-Time Equivalent

    45.0%

    Required Attachment(s)

    Please contact jobs@dri.edu if assistance is needed with DRI's Workday application system. Please attached the following documents to the specified sections of your Workday application.

  • Current resume
  • Cover letter detailing how your experience and qualifications prepare you for this job.
  • Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received, or a hiring decision has been made. For questions regarding this position, please call the recruiting office at 775-673-7319.

    Posting Close Date

    Note to Applicant

    Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications. The search committee will use this information during the initial review of application materials.

    References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process based on applicant notification and permission.

    Newly hired faculty and postdoctoral fellows must assure that their official transcript is submitted to the Human Resources Office within 30 calendar days from the effective date of employment. Academic degrees must have been awarded by regionally accredited institutions.

    This position may require a criminal background check to be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

    As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job- related tasks.

    DRI employs only U.S. citizens and aliens authorized to work in the U.S. DRI only sponsors aliens applying for research faculty or postdoctoral fellow positions (J-1 or H-1B Visas).

    All applicants hired by the Desert Research Institute are subject to E-Verify.

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