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University of Missouri-Columbia
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Posted: 05/10/2019
Extension Accounting and Fiscal Support - Columbia, MO
Salary: $15.29 - 20.67

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Job ID: 30157

Hiring Department: MU Extension Fiscal Administration

MU Extension’s distinct land-grant mission is to improve lives, communities and economies by producing relevant, reliable and responsive educational strategies throughout Missouri. Our dedicated and knowledgeable faculty and staff collaborate with researchers and community leaders to develop and deliver programs that address needs of Missourians including: educational attainment; environmental concerns; community, economic, business and workforce development; global food systems; and health systems. For more information about MU Extension, please visit

This position is responsible for supporting fiscal team functions for the division, providing complex, non-routine analysis affecting $45 million and over 120 deptIDs.


  • Serve as division financial support, including responsibility for data entry, maintenance, reconciliation, approvals and review of detailed budgets and actuals. Prepare fiscal management reports including monthly managerial review, ad hoc reports, and divisional or departmental reports to analyze current and future business decisions. Review and provide recommendations.
  • Support units in PeopleSoft, Hyperion, Extension procedures and related policies for various processes including travel & expense reports, vouchers, requisitions, eProcurement, purchase orders, OneCard and journal entries. This includes providing information and interpretation to departments regarding appropriateness of expenditures, financial coding, extension requirements, and changes in policies and procedures. Provide training as needed, utilizing University training initially when available.
  • Assist in the review and submission of grant proposals. Will be responsible for submissions in the absence of the BSS Sr. as well as supporting the ongoing workload.
  • Supports fiscal team in routinely planned review deadlines, whether requested by the University or internal to Extension.
  • Assist in accounting activities required at the end of state and federal fiscal years in the University financial system (PeopleSoft).
  • Assist in budget planning and data entry including the review and analysis of unit level budgets.
  • Represent the department at meetings and committees involving areas of responsibilities.

Conduct all activities in accordance with the Civil Rights Acts, Title IX, Rehabilitation, Americans with Disabilities Act and local, state and region affirmative action plans.

As with all positions, involvement with other duties and responsibilities may be expected in order to support the mission and purpose of MU Extension.


This position reports to the Budget Director with functional reporting to the Business Support Specialist Senior who oversees the management of the non-grant fiscal operations and will receive additional support from faculty and staff in the MU Extension. Functional supervision may be exercised over a small to medium sized office support staff and student assistants.


An Associate’s degree in business, finance, accounting or related area or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities may be acquired is necessary. A minimum of two years of experience in administrative or fiscal capacity is required.


Proficient with Microsoft Office software (especially Excel).

Analytical skills and demonstrated organizational skills necessary to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.

Professional and friendly demeanor with a demonstrated ability to work well with a variety of individuals while maintaining confidential information/situations.

Highly proficient with PeopleSoft. Preferable experience with Hyperion. Two to three years of experience with University of Missouri clerical and fiscal processes and policies.

Experience with developing, monitoring, and analyzing budgets and financial statements.


Exhibit a high personal standard of excellence, be an effective team player, and demonstrate inclusivity, civility and respect for all.

Engage stakeholders and learners; maintain positive interpersonal relationships; and exhibit effective written and oral communication skills.

Operate with minimal guidance, and be a self-directed learner who is flexible and adaptable to changing environments.

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $15.29 to $20.67 / hour