Accounts Payable Student Assistant

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  • Job Number:519921
  • Classification:Student Assistant 2
  • Grade:Student Assistant 2
  • Work type:On Campus, Student Employee
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • School/Business unit:UAF Financial Services
  • Location:Fairbanks
  • Categories: Business/Accounting/Finance, Office/Clerical

Position Summary:

The UAF Accounts Payable office is currently seeking an enthusiastic student to assist the staff in daily office tasks. If you are interested in being part of one of UAF's busy financial offices, then this job may be for you! This position provides great experience, and will include the opportunity to learn real-world accounting and fiscal processes and procedures. Come join the Accounts Payable team!


100%Working under the direct supervision of the Accounts Payable supervisor, duties and tasks will include: Filing and file maintenance, copying, faxing, assisting with data entry, research, scanning, compiling reports, creating spreadsheets, responding to general inquiries in a professional manner, distribute incoming mail, prepare outgoing mail, answering and directing telephone calls, and other routine office/clerical responsibilities.Essential

About this position:

This is a part-time temporary Student Assistant 2; minimum starting pay is $11.34 per hour, but is dependent upon experience. The Student Assistant can work up to 20 hours per week while school is in session.  Additional hours up to 40 hours per week available for the summer break.  


  • Working knowledge of computer software such as Word, Excel and databases with the ability to perform data searches using the internet.
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail, work in an organized manner, plan and organize duties to meet deadlines, follow instructions, and work without close supervision.
  • Basic knowledge of accounting principles, processes, and terminology.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to work independently and work cooperatively with others.
  • Basic mathematical skills to perform basic math functions


Required Experience:

Six months or more of general office experience.


Typical Education or Training:

High School Diploma or equivalent. Applicant should be enrolled as a UAF student with a minimum GPA of 2.0, or a newly enrolled student.


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicant should be enrolled as a student in a minimum of 6 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0, or a newly enrolled student.

Please attach a cover letter, resume, names and contact information (email and phone number) for three (3) professional references. 

Interested applicants must apply online. If you have difficulty applying for this posting, you may contact UAF Human Resources at (907) 450-8200.


Application Due Date:

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as need arises in the department.  Successful submission of an application does not guarantee employment. This recruitment is Open Until Filled.

UAF COVID Requirements:

Effective immediately, all new UAF hires, whose job function or work location results in the employee being subject to the UAF vaccine requirements guided by the Federal Contractor Employee vaccine mandate*, must be fully vaccinated with an FDA- or WHO- authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption no later than six weeks from the new hire's start date.

*Employees based on UAF’s Troth Yeddha’ (Fairbanks) campus, regardless of university affiliation and remote work status; Employees based in UAF research units outside Fairbanks (including Seward Marine Center, Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, HAARP, Poker Flat, Lena Point, and Toolik Field Station); and Employees, regardless of their work location, paid by or directly working on impacted UAF federal contract.


Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.


Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:



Pursuant to Board of Regents’ Policy 04.01.055.B, temporary, extended temporary, adjunct, student, casual labor, regular new hire probationary employees and those positions designated by the president as officers and senior administrators of the university are employed at-will.


Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.


Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace. University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.


Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.


Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.


Special Conditions of Employment:

Students must maintain enrollment and regular attendance for a minimum of at least 6 undergraduate credit hours or 6 graduate hours to be exempt from FICA (Social Security and Medicare) tax.  A credit hour load below the minimum required for full-time student status will require the withholding of FICA tax (non-resident aliens on an appropriate visa who meet student employment criteria will continue to be exempt from FICA regardless of credit hour load).  While in a student position, a student cannot hold any other type of simultaneous employment with the university.




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