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General Function

Performs a variety of complex to advanced administrative tasks involving some discretion and requiring moderate amounts of independent judgment related to the oversight of the daily operations of Accounting, Accounts Payable, Bursar or Purchasing

Job Details

Functional Title

Accounting Technician, Senior

Job Code


Classification Series





Accounting, Accounts Payable, Bursar and Purchasing


Non exempt

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities—Essential Function:

  • Monitors and reviews operations of Accounting, Accounts Payable, Bursar or Purchasing; ensures smooth work flow; ensures work product meets professional standards.
  • Serves as informational resource to students, university departments, and vendors; investigates and resolves problems or difficulties related to Accounting, Accounts Payable, Bursar or Purchasing. Interprets policies and procedures.
  • Performs a variety of complex to advanced administrative tasks which may include, monitor and review financial transactions, reconcile and audit accounts, perform various financial and budgetary tasks.
  • Oversees staff; assists in the enforcement of policies and procedures; establishes schedules and reviews performance.
  • Gathers and analyzes statistical information regarding department's programs and activities; produces reports.
  • Exercises judgment in providing guidelines; advises staff regarding accounting, accounts payable, bursar or purchasing objectives.

Reporting Relationships

Direction Received: Reports to upper level administrator (i.e. Director, Assistant Director, Dean, Assistant Dean, Department Chair, etc.)

Direction Given: Direct administrative supervision of student employees.  May provide functional supervision of classified staff.

Minimum Requirements

Requires eighteen months of coursework or training beyond high school and three years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Worker Characteristics

  • Knowledge of unit's operations, policies, and procedures
  • Knowledge of computer and office applications
  • Knowledge of accounting/bookkeeping procedures
  • Business math skills, oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with people with diverse backgrounds  
  • May require supervisory, clerical and/or research skills

Working Conditions

Generally typical office environment. May require considerable walking, standing, or bending. May have periodic assignments which entail dealing with modestly unpleasant conditions.

Please note: The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular positions. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. For jobs occupied by more than one employee, the identification of non-essential functions shall be determined from the individual’s position description.

Our Mission

Working alongside the various departments and units within Miami University, we strive to recruit, cultivate, acknowledge, and involve a diverse pool of talent to fulfill their goals and the overarching goals of the institution.