Accounting Assistant - #19503830

South Dakota Board of Regents

Date: Dec 26, 2020
City: Brookings, SD
Contract type: Full time
South Dakota Board of Regents

Accounting Assistant

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Posting Details

Logo Institution South Dakota State University Working Title Accounting Assistant Posting Number CSA00907P Department SDSU-Agronomy, Horticulture & Plant Science Physical Location of Position (City) Brookings Posting Text

Want a rewarding career with great benefits? SDSU is looking for an Accounting Assistant to join our team!

Job Responsibilities: This role will implement and maintain financial activities for budget and financial management of Agronomy, Horticulture and Plant Science which includes overseeing compliance with SDSU budget guidelines and interpreting regulations and policies. Additional duties involve applying accounting principles to maintain financial accounts and records; preparing and processing departmental payroll; and assisting with human resources duties.


  • Mathematics

  • Bookkeeping

  • Basic accounting and financial principles

  • Computer program applications such as MS Word and Excel.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Communicate effectively in person, over the phone and through e-mail communication

  • Organize and prioritize work to meet competing deadlines

  • Interpret, explain, and apply policies and procedures.

Comments: Exceptional communication and strong interpersonal skills are preferred. Applicants should demonstrate their capability to be self-motivated, proactive and innovative. SDSU is a tobacco free environment. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.

Benefits: SDSU offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision coverage for the employee, spouse, and dependents; life insurance; long-term disability insurance; paid holidays; educational assistance; retirement plans; and a generous vacation accrual and sick day allowance.

Application Procedures: SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site, to apply visit

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Posting Date 12/03/2020 Closing Date 12/17/2020 Open Until Filled No First Consideration Date Advertised Salary $15.19 - $20.25 per hour depending on qualifications, plus benefits Duration of the Term 12 months If Other, describe duration Appointment Percent 100 Work Hours

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Typical Hours Worked Per Week Appointment Type Regular Scope of Search External (includes Internal) If internal, define scope of search This position requires No Requirement If other, please indicate Department Description and Cultural Expectations


Ranked as the No. 2 best place to work in South Dakota by Forbes, South Dakota State University is the state's largest, most comprehensive university with more than 200 programs and an enrollment of approximately 12,000 students.

SDSU offers a rich academic experience in an environment of inclusion and access through inspired, student-centered education, creative activities and research, innovation and engagement that improve the quality of life in South Dakota, the region, the nation and the world. Its employees embrace the university's core values of being people-centered, expanding knowledge through creativity, embracing organizational and personal integrity, commitment to diversity, and excellence through continuous improvement.

As the state's 1862 Morrill Act land-grant institution, the work of the university is carried out on its main resident campus in Brookings, at sites in Sioux Falls, Pierre, Rapid City, Aberdeen and through Extension offices and Agricultural Experiment Station research sites across South Dakota.

SDSU was recognized as one of 54 institutions in the United States as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities in 2014. The university's total research expenditures are greater than $60 million. SDSU is the state's first High Research Activity institution as classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Jackrabbits Athletics competes as a NCAA Division I member, with membership in the Missouri Valley Football Conference, the Summit League and the Big XII for wrestling.

Brookings is home to approximately 24,000 residents and is located 60 miles north of Sioux Falls and 200 miles west of Minneapolis. rates Brookings as an ideal community for families, students, young professionals and retirees. It considers Brookings among the safest and most vibrant cities in South Dakota.

The Brookings Public School District educates approximately 3,300 K-12 students and ranks among the state's highest academic achieving school districts. The district includes three elementary schools, an intermediate school for fourth and fifth grade, one middle school and a high school.

The city also boasts an abundance of attractions and activities, including the Children's Museum of South Dakota, Dakota Nature Park, South Dakota Art Museum, McCrory Gardens, South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum, Outdoor Adventure Center and the Brookings Summer Arts Festival.

Affirmative Action Statement

South Dakota State University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, veteran status and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by calling 605-688-4128 or sending an e-mail to SDSU prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran's status, citizenship or any other protected class in the offering of all educational programs and employment opportunities. Individuals with concerns regarding discrimination should contact: Michelle Johnson, Title IX/EEO Director, Human Resources, Morrill Hall 100, Box 2201, SDSU, Brookings, SD 57007, 605-688-4128.

Diversity Statement

SDSU is committed to diversity of community and ideas. We believe in a supportive, diverse, collaborative, and cohesive environment with a focus on access. We actively seek collaboration with individuals with differing perspectives, backgrounds, and areas of expertise.

Contact Information

For additional information regarding this position or questions about the online application process, please contact SDSU Human Resources at 605-688-4128.

Working Conditions

Please check the appropriate response that describe the cognitive requirements for this position. Memory, Multiple Priorities, Pace-average, Verbal Communication, Written Communication

Please check the appropriate response for this position's use of the following protective clothing or equipment. If other protection is used please identify

None needed

Please designate the physical requirements of this position Sitting for sustained periods of time, Use Both Hands Describe any of the conditions selected

This position is assigned to desk duties, daily.

Please check the appropriate response that describe the sensory requirements for this position. Vision (With and without corrective lenses)

Working Conditions or Exposures (or potential exposures) that this position may encounter during the course of the work day. Please describe, in more detail, any of the conditions checked above

No hazards

Check the appropriate box(es) that best describes the environment in which the primary function of the position is performed. Office Environment If you have indicated Other Environment, if work tasks involve one or more of the above, or if further explanation is necessary, please use the space provided.

No hazards

Supplemental Questions

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    • Where did you hear about this position?

  • SDBOR Employment Site

  • Newspaper

  • Argus Leader

  • Website

  • SD Department of Labor

  • Insidestate

  • Other

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

Optional Documents

  • Reference List

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