Graduate Assistant - Business Office

The University of Pikeville (UPIKE), the Leading University in Central Appalachia is actively seeking a Graduate Assistant for the Business Office. The Graduate Assistant will provide direct support for the Business Office by performing the following responsibilities:


  1. Manage the front desk – answer/direct phone calls, take/process payments, distribute paychecks, refunds, and accounts payable checks.
  2. Assist accounts payable with entering vouchers, filing, and uploading to Image Now.
  3. Assist accounts receivable in billing, reviewing student accounts, preparing refunds.
  4. Assist accountants with the morning routine in Ellucian, depositing checks, reviewing account activity.
  5. Take the cash deposits to the bank on a daily basis if needed.
  6. Will enter journal entries that are approved by a staff accountant or the controller.
  7. Assist the controller in updating policies and procedures.
  8. Data entry and analysis.
  9. Attends and participates in meetings as required.
  10. Perform basic administrative duties, such as answering/directing calls, shredding documents, collecting/delivering mail, etc.
  11. Complete projects as needed.


  • Must have a minimum of Bachelor’s degree and be accepted into graduate program at UPIKE.
  • Must have excellent customer service and communication skills.
  • Must have excellent writing skills, critical thinking skills, and be self-directed.
  • Must have experience working with office equipment, e.g. computer, copiers, scanner, multi-line office phone.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Word.
  • Must be proficient with Excel spreadsheets, particularly the use of formulas and data analysis for decision making.
  • Must be familiar with conducting research.
  • Must understand the importance of keeping all information confidential.

**Graduate Assistants receive tuition waivers of up to 6 hours of classes per semester, housing & a meal plan. However, if the GA does not reside on campus, then he/she will receive a monthly stipend in lieu of room & board. The meal plan covers the actual number of weeks that classes are in session during the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

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. Inquiries may be directed to the University of Pikeville Title IX Coordinator by calling 606-218-5344.

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: 08/22/2019
Department: Business Affairs
Employment Type: Part-Time (20 hours)
Position Type: Student Worker