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Northwest Missouri State University

Student Employment Program - Job Description

Job Title

Financial Assistant


Educational Services

Job Description

To provide office and financial assistance to Educational Services; Assist with bidding and ordering of supplies; Generate reports for bids and awards; Generate catalogs, purchase orders; Receive merchandise on computer; Issue invoice/statements; Receipt payments; Expedite orders; Work with vendors and members on problems; Make calls, take messages, type correspondence, make photocopies, run errands, distribute items, send faxes, file, data entry; Other duties assigned.


  • Follow oral instructions
  • Utilize effective oral communications when asking questions

Critical/Creative Thinking and Problem Solving:

  • Develop detailed documents from general instructions


  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Access
  • Run computer generated reports
  • Proficiency in data entry

Self-Directed Learning:

  • Have ability to recognize, initiate and complete various tasks

Competence in a Discipline:

  • Generate invoices and statements
  • Apply fundamental accounting principles

Personal/Social Development:

  • Reliable and organized
  • Exhibit professionalism and courtesy
  • Pay attention to detail

Team Work/Team Leading:

  • Demonstrate ability to work positively with others


Accounting major, preferred; Knowledge of Word, Excel and Access; General keyboarding skills; Professional and courteous; Reliable, organized and attention to detail; Experience in accounts receivable/payable preferred; Experience in receiving and ordering preferred.

Wage Rate


Hours Available

20 Hours/week; Monday through Friday from May 5-August 22, 2014.

Start Date


Application Deadline

Until filled; Please complete the attached application.


Cindy Wood


Purchasing Department




Contact the Supervisor to apply for this position. Apply for positions for which you meet the qualifications.