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Accountant 2

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Work Type: Administrative
Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Categories: Business and Financial Services, Library

Job Title

Accountant 2


Walker Library


$51,415 - $64,011; commensurate with experience

Job Summary/Basic Function

Reporting to the Chair of Collection Development and Management (CDM), perform professional and technical duties related to the operation of the CDM department. Responsible for all financial and fiscal operational activities for the Walker Library materials budget with >$4 million in annual spending, including researching, reconciling, and balancing the integrated library system (FOLIO) with the university accounting system (Banner). Process payments for all materials acquired in the Library Materials budget. Author and generate reports using APIs to advise the Chair on budgetary matters, including recommendations on the interpretation of reports and preparation of the annual materials budget. Extract, cull, and analyze expenditure and commitment data using Microsoft Excel’s Power Query Editor. Prepare regular and ad hoc analysis reports including forecasts of trends and adjustments for inflation for presentation to departmental and library recipients. Serve as permanent member of the Library’s collection management committee (Information Resources Group) and provide budgetary updates and financial analysis to the group on resources under consideration. Serve as liaison to the Acquisitions and Continuing Resources Librarians and Accounts Payable, Procurement, the Budget Office, and any other campus entities dealing with budgetary matters to resolve payment and workflow issues with vendors and the integrated library system (FOLIO). Submit journal voucher requests to make necessary corrections. Provide oversight and guidance to all CDM personnel on University accounting and purchasing systems, including monitoring and verifying account designations for departmental expenditures. Review relevant library material acquisition and payment workflows and advise staff on new or updated procedures. Work independently, devising workflows and self-monitoring for quality. Perform other related tasks and special projects as assigned.

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree in accounting or any bachelor’s degree supplemented with at least 24 semester hours in accounting.

Required Related Experience

Three to five years of progressively responsible experience in budgeting/accounting or related field, preferably in a higher education setting.

Desirable Related Experience

Working knowledge of Power Query functionality of Microsoft Excel, library services and technical processes, and Banner.

Desirable License/Registration/Certification

Microsoft Office Specialist in Excel

Documents Needed to Apply

Cover Letter & Resume Required

MTSU offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to the following:  

  • Vacation and Sick Leave  
  • 13 paid University holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Optional 401K and 403B Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Educational benefits for the employee and their spouse and dependents
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MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU are available at or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug-Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position.

For individuals requiring a reasonable accommodation to apply: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with MTSU, please call 615-898-2929 or email

Application Review Date: September 2, 2022

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