Staff Accountant

The University of Pikeville is seeking applications for the position of Staff Accountant for the office of Business Affairs. This position is responsible for providing assistance and support to the Controller of the Business Affairs department by performing the following:


  1. Prepare and execute journal entries for the General Ledger.
  2. Prepare deposits from daily cash receipting, and take deposit to the bank, as needed.
  3. Assist cashier with cash receipts, invoices, student deposits, and other payments as needed.
  4. Assist in accounts payable processes, including but not limited to, data entry, payment processing, analyzing payment information provided.
  5. Assist in accounts receivables analysis, communication, and refund processes.
  6. Invoice and track payment for scholarships and other outside billing for accounts receivable.
  7. Assist with audit as needed.
  8. Check balance of agency funds in order to authorize expenses against the account.
  9. Assist in budget process.
  10. Review general ledger accounts for correct posting of transactions to match intended budgeted location.
  11. Review budget to actual reports on a monthly basis.
  12. Assist with payroll as needed.
  13. Assist with policy development and management.
  14. Assist Associate VP in Bear Pause (Clearance) Process and Management.
  15. Assist with special projects as they arise.
  16. Other duties as assigned.


Position requires daily contact with co-workers, supervisor, parents, students, board members, and various campus departments in order to supply information, manage workflow, resolve issues with student accounts, and exchange information. These relationships are maintained through e-mail, telephone, and person-to-person contact.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Management, or related field.
  • At least 1-3 years’ experience in related position.
  • Ability to maintain various open projects.
  • Ability to prioritize items based on importance.
  • Must have experience working with office equipment, e.g. computer, copier, printer, telephone.
  • Must be familiar with Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel.
  • Must be able to perform simple calculations.
  • Must be familiar with conducting research on the Web. 

The University of Pikeville offers a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. UPIKE offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, telemedicine, long-term disability, tuition waivers, a 403(b) retirement plan, and HSA, FSA, & dependent care accounts. UPIKE also offers a generous holiday schedule and paid leave program.

Important Notes: Resume and other application materials will be reviewed to determine if you meet the required qualifications for the position. If it is determined that you meet the required qualifications, your application materials will be used to identify a top group of the most highly qualified candidates. Please, specifically address the qualifications, competencies and desired qualifications in your resume and application materials.

The University of Pikeville is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.

The University of Pikeville is an equal opportunity employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. The University of Pikeville does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age or disabilities in its programs, activities, hiring, or the admission of students. 

For more information about the University of Pikeville, please visit Interested applicants should complete the online application by visiting In addition to the application, interested applicants are requested to attach to their application a letter of interest, current resume, and the contact information for three to five professional references.

Date Posted: 09/13/2023
Department: Business Affairs
Employment Type: Full-Time (40 hours)
Position Type: Staff