Job account coordinator in Bloomington, IN at Indiana University

Job Details

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Company Indiana University
Company Website Hiring Organization
Company Address Bloomington, IN
Industry Colleges & Universities
Sector Education
Salary 39500 - 38300 USD per ANNUAL
Job Location Bloomington, IN

Job Description



Department Information

Our nationally-ranked Political Science department is one of the oldest in the nation, established in 1914. We provide a world-class education in all aspects of political science. We teach courses in American politics, the politics of countries around the world, the politics between nations and international actors, political philosophy, and research methodology. Our students are engaged in political life in Indiana and around the world.

We offer a B.A. in Political Science, as well as 2 dual degrees with Economics and Philosophy and several minors. Our undergraduate students are encouraged to build specializations in areas such as international relations, world political regions, and political theory. We also coordinate internships, service learning, and on the job learning experiences to help you develop skills to build your career.

Training the next generation of political scientists is part of our mission, too. We offer a graduate degree in Political Science, as well as a Ph.D. minor for students pursuing a graduate degree in another department or school. As part of their training, our graduate students teach courses in their specialties, under the supervision of experienced faculty members.

Job Summary

Department Specific Responsibilities

  • Supports the Chairperson and Department Administrator.
  • Works closely with fiscal officer to uphold University, College, and Department policies and procedures, as well as department budgets.
  • Forwards monthly operating statement to faculty on a monthly basis.
  • Payroll processor and processes all edocs and documents associated with faculty, staff, graduate student, adjuncts, and hourly pay.
  • Oversees Tenure and Promotion cases and works closely with faculty from beginning to end for all details of this process
  • Handles all purchasing for the department, processes reimbursements, and reconciles credit card purchases
  • Assists Personnel Committee throughout the year including working with the committee with creating spreadsheets for yearly faculty reviews
  • Travel processor for Political Science, processes reimbursement for faculty travel, visitors to the department which includes processing honorarium. Prepares itineraries for visitors to department.
  • Provides clerical support for faculty recruitment, including the posting in PeopleAdmin, corresponds with recruits with for travel arrangements, prepares itineraries and works closely with the recruitment committee on the details of the search
  • Oversees the faculty/staff department intranet

General Responsibilities

  • With minimal supervision, performs financial and administrative tasks related to processing financial or other administrative records.
  • Takes on more complex assignments and provides guidance to lower-level Financial Administration Coordinators.
  • Maintains records of financial transactions, compiles data, and prepares reports. May oversee the processing of documents into the university's central information systems (Travel, KFS, HRMS, etc.).
  • Investigates and resolves discrepancies that require more advanced knowledge and experience; following policies and procedures, recommends audits.
  • Assists in designing, documenting, and implementing processes.
  • Processes payroll and verifies accuracy of payroll information. Verifies accuracy of adjustments to payroll including supplements and garnishments.
  • Monitors financial accounts and ensures timely payments are made to payees.
  • Responds to inquiries regarding financial and/or personnel policies and procedures; takes the lead on the most complex cases within their scope of work.
  • Serves as liaison to department and/or other university divisions.




  • High school diploma or equivalent (such as HSED or GED)


  • Associate's degree



  • 4 years of relevant experience

Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.



  • Proficient communication skills
  • Maintains a high degree of professionalism
  • Demonstrates time management and priority setting skills
  • Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
  • Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
  • Highly thorough and dependable
  • Possesses a high degree of initiative
  • Ability to build strong customer relationships
  • General knowledge or demonstrated ability to learn basic functionality of IU systems (KFS, HRMS, SIS)
  • Experience in managing and documenting workflows, processes, and/or data entry.
  • Basic understanding of technology.
  • Ability to use standard office equipment such as phone, fax, scanner, etc.
  • Proficiency in computer systems, including standard Office software.
  • Basic accounting and financial skills; ability to reconcile accounts.
  • Prior demonstrated ability to apply concepts and policies to daily work functions
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to clearly present material and make it accessible to a specific audience

Working Conditions / Demands

This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.

Work Location

Bloomington, Indiana

Advertised Salary

$38,300-39,500 Annually

Benefits Overview

For full-time staff employees, Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including:

  • Multiple plan options for medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution
  • Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options
  • Base retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vesting
  • Additional supplemental retirement plan options
  • Tuition benefit for IU classes
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Learn more about our benefits by reviewing our online Benefits Brochure.

Job Classification

Career Level: Mastery

FLSA: Nonexempt

Job Function: Finance

Job Family: Financial Administration

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Posting Disclaimer

This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.

If you wish to include a cover letter, you may include it with your resume when uploading attachments.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

Campus Safety and Security

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Telephone: 812-856-1234

Job Location

Bloomington, IN

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