Skip to main content

This job has expired

Accountant and Project Manager

Ball State University
Indiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 29, 2024

Job Details

Posting Details

Position Information

Ball State is a great place to work! In fact, Forbes has ranked Ball State University as the fourth-best midsized employer—and the only recognized education institution—in the State of Indiana. Learn More

Any BSU employee, excluding Faculty and Temporary employees, applying for a staff or professional position will need to have been in their current role for at least 6 months at time of application. Learn More

Any BSU employee who is offered a final interview when applying for a staff or professional position will need to inform their current supervisor of the upcoming interview. Learn More

Position Title

Accountant and Project Manager

About this Opportunity

Ball State University welcomes applications for an Accountant and Project Manager.

This full-time opportunity includes a generous benefits package with health insurance, retirement programs, educational assistance, and much more.

Our Statement on Inclusiveness

At Ball State University, inclusiveness is one of the enduring values and informs all of our work. We define ‘inclusiveness’ as a commitment ‘to respect and embrace equity, inclusion, and diversity in people, ideas, and opinions.’ As such, this value incorporates a commitment to inclusive excellence and freedom of expression.

Benefits and Community

Ball State University offers an excellent benefits package for eligible positions. Click here to explore options.
  • Affordable Healthcare

  • Retirement

  • Tuition Remission (For eligible employees, their dependents, and spouse)

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • Professional Development

Live Near Your Work - If you are considering living near the Ball State area, please visit the following link to learn more about relocation and living in east central Indiana:


Administrative Exemption



Length of Assignment

Full-Time At-Will

Position Function

Primary function is to assist the University Controller with various project assignments, timelines, and delegated duties. Responsible for accurate data collection, analysis and graphing of financial data. Must keep current on Governmental Accounting Standards Board ( GASB ) pronouncements and screen contracts for potential accounting and reporting issues related to GASB . Support year-end financial reporting. Responsible for providing assistance to the University Tax and Business Advisor as needed.

Minimum Education

Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field from an accredited institution by date of appointment.

Minimum Experience

No experience required.

Minimum Other

Superior proficiency with Excel; excellent problem solving skills; ability to communicate difficult concepts; ability to work independently as well as contribute as a member of a team; must be analytical, highly organized, and detail oriented; ability to learn new software applications.

Authorization to work in the US

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Preferred Education

Preferred Experience

Financial accounting, fund accounting, or audit experience; experience in university or fund accounting.

Preferred Other

Knowledge of GASB pronouncements or working with a governmental entity. Proficient with Microsoft Suite products.

Pre-Employment Screening

Requires successful completion of a background check and education verification.

Position Title(s) Supervised


Required Certifications

EEO Statement

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

About Ball State University

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 20,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 270+ undergraduate and graduate programs. Many of our master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees rank among the best in the nation. We engage students in educational, research, and creative endeavors that empower our graduates to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives enriched by lifelong learning and service, while we enhance the economic, environmental, and social vitality of our community, our state, and our world.

There's more to discover IN Indiana! Visit the following link to learn more:

IN Indiana


Office of University Controller:133010

Department Information

The minimum salary for this position is $54,000.

Department Email or Phone Number

Duties & Responsibilities



Job Duty

Provide project management services by updating project tasks, maintaining timelines and collecting and organizing information for various MOUs and other campus initiatives. Work closely with other areas within the Controller’s departments to enhance communications and data sharing.



Job Duty

Support the Controller with creating and maintaining various financial data metrics that include historical records and trend analysis. Provide charts, graphs and PowerPoint presentations to visually show the changes and data associations.



Job Duty

Stay abreast of current Governmental Accounting Standards Board pronouncements and implementation guides. Assist with the development of workflows and decision trees for relevant GASB topics. Support the Controller to disseminate GASB summaries and reviews to relevant parties.



Job Duty

Review all contracts in regards to topics covered by GASB pronouncements using workflows and decision trees. Move appropriate contracts to the University Controller or University Tax and Business Advisor for further review.



Job Duty

Prepare meeting materials for committees and work groups. Organize committee notes, track deliverables and organize documents in OneDrive.



Job Duty

Serve as a backup for the University Tax and Business Advisor for general tax related topics. Provide support to the University Tax and Business Advisor as needed.



Job Duty

Perform various year-end tasks to help with financial reporting. Responsibilities may include reconciliations, and gathering information for the analysis of component units, service concession agreements, private-public and public-public partnerships.



Job Duty

Provide support with designing and implementing procedures in the Office of University Controller taking into account internal controls.



Job Duty

Organize and maintain financial records in OneDrive, file server and in print.



Job Duty

Complete analysis of data for special projects using advanced Excel skills.



Job Duty

Cross-train on duties performed by other Office of University Controller personnel to maintain efficient office operation.



Job Duty

Serve as backup for cash functions completed by Financial Technical Specialist. Maintain account analysis charges in spreadsheet and notify the Director of Cash and Investments of any item changes



Job Duty

Perform other related duties as assigned.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number


Number of Vacancies


Desired Start Date


Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date


Applications Accepted Through Date


Open Until Filled


Information regarding transcripts

The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.

Special Instructions Summary

For nominations and questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Tiffany Turner, Assistant Director of Talent Acquisition, at

Information for Applications Requiring a Cover Letter

In support of your application for this position, please prepare and submit a cover letter that describes how your qualifications and experiences align with the elements of the position description (or leadership profile). In your cover letter, please also describe how you have demonstrated a commitment to our University’s enduring values , including inclusiveness, which we define as a commitment ‘to respect and embrace equity, inclusion, and diversity in people, ideas, and opinions.’

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Undergraduate Transcripts
  3. Master's Transcripts


Ball State

Founded in 1918 in Muncie, Indiana, the public research university has grown to more than 22500 students

Spirited and motivated, we learn, grow, and take flight. Our faculty and staff—everyone in our community—embrace students as learning partners from day one. In classrooms and labs, in immersive learning projects, on the sports fields—with creativity and determination—Cardinals Fly. We are grounded in our values, lifted by our knowledge, and go confidently upward toward ever greater opportunities. Ours is a simple promise: to challenge each other to excel. And with Beneficence as our guide—We Fly.


We are committed to excellence through a talented and diverse faculty and staff. Inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We engage students in educational, research, and creative endeavors that empower our graduates to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives enriched by lifelong learning and service, while we enhance the economic, environmental, and social vitality of our community, our state, and our world. We are excited that you want to join us in these endeavors!

The university offers excellent benefits, including health care and retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, and generous time off with pay. 

Ball State II

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert