Accounting Assistant


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Financial Aid (10001019)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Note for Current UM Employees

Current employees must apply internally via connectU >

Definition of Class

This position performs complex clerical and accounting functions involved in the preparation and maintenance of financial and other related records. The incumbent serves as a departmental liaison, performs clerical functions, prepares accounting reports, compiles financial statements, and may assist in training, assigning and reviewing the work of other personnel. 

Examples of Work Performed

  • Performs professional and complex clerical accounting tasks in maintaining financial records and processing related data including examining checks, vouchers, and other documents for accuracy; makes appropriate calculations, posts data to journals, ledgers, or designated forms; makes verifications and runs trial balances.
  • Prepares special accounting reports, schedules, and summaries for administrative utilization.
  • Serves as departmental liaison with personnel to obtain information to verify or support financial records and to answer inquiries concerning accounting procedures.
  • Compiles various financial statements and reports involving considerable arithmetical computations.
  • Reviews payroll records, vouchers, or other documents to obtain documentation for accounting reports.
  • Assists with training, reviewing and assigning work to other personnel to ensure accuracy and timely completion of work.
  • Types and composes correspondence.
  • Assists with manual distribution of fees.
  • Reconciles university checking accounts.
  • Refunds and charges fees based upon university policy.
  • Ensures all assigned tasks are in compliance with department, University, Southeastern Conference, and NCAA rules and regulations.
  • Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.

Essential Functions

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.

  1. Performs accounting functions such as making calculations, posting data on ledgers, preparing accounting reports, compiling financial statements, etc.
  2. Performs clerical functions such as typing, maintaining records, proofreading, etc.
  3. Serves as liaison with departmental personnel.
  4. Assists in distributing, charging and refunding fees.

Minimum Education/Experience

High School Diploma or equivalent (GED).



Two (2) years of experience related to the above described duties.


Substitution Statement: Related experience may be substituted for education, on a basis set forth and approved by the Department of Human Resources


Interview Requirements: Any candidate who is called for an interview must notify the Department of Equal Opportunity/Regulatory Compliance in writing of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.


Salary/Wage Information

To learn more about our pay structure and view our salary ranges, click here to visit the Compensation page of our Human Resources website. This link is provided for general pay information. Hourly rate or salary may vary depending on qualifications, experience, and departmental budget. Note: Unclassified positions (faculty, executives, researchers and coaches) do not have established salary ranges.


Salary range is $29,138-$33,000.

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

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