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State of Minnesota Accounting Officer Intermediate in Duluth, Minnesota

Working Title: Accounting Officer Inter

Job Class: Accounting Officer Intermediate

Agency: Minnesota State

  • Who May Apply : Open to all qualified job seekers

  • Date Posted : 02/12/2024

  • Closing Date : 02/26/2024

  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit : MN St Colleges & Universities / Lake Superior Duluth CC-MAPE

  • Division/Unit : MnSCU Lake Superior Duluth / MnSCU Lk Sup Duluth MAPE

  • Appointment Type : Unlimited, Full-time

  • Work Shift/Work Hours : Day Shift 8:00am - 4:30pm

  • Days of Work : Monday - Friday

  • Travel Required : No

  • Salary Range: $24.92 - $36.34 / hourly; $52,032 - $75,877 / annually

  • Classified Status : Classified

  • Bargaining Unit/Union : 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE

  • FLSA Status : Nonexempt

  • Telework Eligible : No

  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities ( : Yes

Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.

The work you’ll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.

This position exists to assist in and provide leadership, direction, technical expertise and coordination in accounting functions for the college. A thorough knowledge of the college‘s accounting system (ISRS/Web Accounting) is required as well as the ability to handle complex accounting functions in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), as well as federal, state, and Minnesota State colleges and universities policies and procedures. Provides accounting direction, training, and guidance to business office staff, grant coordinators, and all other college employees. Provide fiscal oversight for all grant activities. Accountable for analyzing, monitoring, reporting, and administering grants which are highly complex and technical in nature. Responsibility extends to determining allowability of expenditures and making recommendations for withholding of funds or other consequences. Work is completed independently under limited supervision. Senior management places a high level of reliance on this position to identify and communicate all fiscal issues of importance.

Minimum Qualifications

This position requires a high degree of technical skills as well as communication, leadership, management, and business skills. An expert knowledge of accounting, financial management and analysis techniques sufficient for strategic business planning, problem identification and resolution are essential.

  • 1 year professional or 3 years of technical/administration experience or equivalent experience in these areas; Professional knowledge and understanding of accounting principles and standards, including GAAP and fund accounting

  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully with persons from diverse backgrounds and commitment to diversity and inclusion initiatives.

  • Ability to set priorities and handle multiple tasks with timelines, critical thinking skills sufficient to analyze and interpret accounting processes.

  • Budgeting principles sufficient to prepare, monitor, and review department or activity budgets.

  • Computer skills including spreadsheets, word processing and databases

  • Experience maintaining effective working relationships with senior administration, cost center managers, grant program coordinators, system office finance staff, and the public

  • Ability to analyze and interpret Federal/State grant procedures and policies sufficient to ensure compliance and accurate financial reporting, budget development, and grant renewals

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Minnesota State colleges and universities or higher education accounting (or comparable) systems sufficient to access, interpret, evaluate data, and develop financial reporting procedures.

  • Communicate in writing sufficient for drafting technical reports or legal and financial documents and for general business correspondence.

  • Experience providing work direction to individuals and/or groups

  • Experience reviewing and/or writing contracts

Additional Requirements

In accordance with the Minnesota State Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to Minnesota State‘s vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.


Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email . Please indicate what assistance is needed.