Accounting Assistant – USA Job Vacancy


This position supports the Financial Planning and Analysis office, specifically the Academic and Student Life units. The successful candidate will provide customer service to staff, faculty, and students. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to filing documents, preparing communications, maintaining various databases and entering information in the accounting information system (i.e. Peoplesoft). This position will also assist with performing audit review and account reconciliations.

This position will be supervised by the Senior Academic Finance manager, however this positions will receive some work from other full-time staff within the unit.

Job Duties

(Essential Functions):

Creating journal entries

Filing and organization

Assist with reconciliations and auditing of transactional detail

Prepare communications

Assist in various projects and activities

Minimum Qualifications

(Skills Needed):

Preferred Qualifications

Preference to Accounting/ITAM majors

Work Study preferred

Office/Clerical Experience

Microsoft Office Experience

Educational Benefits

The student will gain experience working with an integrated accounting system. They will also directly learn about governmental accounting and the operations of a large accounting office. Additionally, the student will learn accounting skills in a hands-on environment and gain experience working with computer software such as Excel, Word, and PeopleSoft. Other skills to be developed in this position are written and verbal communication, customer service, planning, organizing, team-player, attention-to-detail.

Pay & Work Schedule

Pay: $13.50 per hour

Schedule/Hours: 20 hours per week, flexible hours dependent on class schedule between the hours of 8-5

Working Conditions:Work is performed in an indoor office setting with frequent in-person interactions. It is essential to be able to remain at a desk/computer work station for prolonged periods of time, perform extensive data entry and other computer-related tasks and create/maintain filing systems for departmental records. Some evening or weekend work and/or occasional travel may be required

Benefits: All Student and Temporary/Hourly positions are eligible to accrue paid sick leave. This leave will accrue at one (1) hour of paid sick leave for every 40 hours of work.

How To Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application and attach:

Cover letter


Schedule of Availability

Class Schedule


For questions, please contact:
Name: John Logwood
Phone: 509-963-2943

Please contact Human Resources at or 509-963-1202 if you require technical assistance with the on-line application process.

Conditions of Employment

Current student of CWU enrolled in at least 6 credits.

Prior to employment, final candidate(s) will be required to submit to a background check. All information obtained through background investigations will be strictly confidential and revealed only to those required to have access.

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