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Accounting Assistant



Supervises the University’s accounts payable function.  Reviews and approves all disbursement for travel, construction, and the purchases of goods and services.  Assists with multi-accounting functions and procures needed supplies, maintains stockroom inventory, and maintains revolving athletics petty cash fund.  Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Analyzes all disbursement requests for appropriate approvals, documentation, and coding; approves or disapproves disbursement requests. 
  • Supervises the verification of disbursement requests not channeled through Central Purchasing, including auxiliary and Library purchases, construction payments, Dual Employment, utility invoices, inter-agency payments, and certain other direct payment requests.
  • Reviews requests for legality, authorization, and appropriate processing and approves disbursements.
  • Reviews and approves all Travel Reimbursement Requests.  Interprets relevant state and agency regulations, policies, and procedures; communicates with requestor on points of non-compliance.
  • Supervises travel advances to ensure compliance and timely repayment; reviews all team and other special group travel requests.
  • Monitors department budgets and budget requests to ensure that appropriate funds are available and that charge codes are accurate.  Clarifies discrepancies. 
  • Performs administrative accounting duties and contacts vendors concerning statement discrepancies.
  • Prepares statistical reports as required from internal and external requests.
  • Maintains revolving athletics petty cash fund.
  • Counsels with potential travelers on appropriate procedure for advance and verifies request for advance two weeks prior to team travel for approvals and documentation.
  • Processes advance check and reconciles balance of cash account.
  • Provides backup duties for payroll runs including keying personnel information for deductions and permanent and temporary changes to wages; keying and building payroll header and transmittal; printing checks, ACH stubs, and payroll reports; and delivering checks.


State Requirements:  A high school diploma and experience in clerical accounting or bookkeeping.


FMU Preferred Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in business administration or accounting.  State regulations can be learned on the job.


State Classification: Fiscal Technician II


Band/Level: 4/1


Salary: $25,627.00


Materials Needed: 1) Letter of interest (referencing #13-54), 2) completed FMU application, 3) resume, 4) copies of all transcripts (official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate), and 5) the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references.


Send Application Packet to: Dr. Charlene Wages, Vice President for Administration, Francis Marion University, PO Box 100547, Florence, SC 29502-0547 or fax to (843) 661-1202.


Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.


Minorities and Women are strongly encouraged to apply.


Click here to download FMU application.

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Last Published: August 6, 2013 8:09 AM
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