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.
  3. Post cash receipts, invoices, student deposits, and financial aid to General Ledger.
  4. Assist in accounts payable processes.
  5. Assist in accounts receivables analysis, communication, and refund processes.
  6. Prepare daily cash analysis for general account.
  7. Take deposit to bank as needed.
  8. Assist with audit as needed.
  9. Check balance of Agency funds in order to authorize expenses against the account.
  10. Assist in budget process.
  11. Review general ledger accounts for correct posting of transactions to match intended budgeted location.
  12. Review budget to actual reports on a monthly basis.
  13. Transfer funds between accounts to facilitate payments.
  14. Maintain bank reconciliations on all bank accounts.
  15. Authorize and transmit all e-check files to the bank.
  16. Print all checks for A/P, student account refunds, and payroll.
  17. Work with Human Resources to process payroll. Pay all payroll liabilities, process payroll liabilities, prepare payroll reports (monthly, quarterly, annual).
  18. Update investment balances as statements are received.
  19. Maintain procurement card statements, approvals, and transactions.
  20. Assist in managing federal and state grants.
  21. Assist Associate VP in Bear Pause (Clearance) Process and Management.
  22. Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Management, or related field.
  • At least 3-5 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. 


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.

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. 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: 02/20/2020
Department: Business Affairs
Employment Type: Full-Time (40 hours)
Position Type: Staff
We are no longer taking applications for this position.