Accounting/Purchasing Assistant II (Remote) - Neurology

Remote - Missouri

Scheduled Hours


Position Summary

Position handles all aspects of purchasing. Maintains journals, reconciles and reports Accounts Receivable, processes daily cash receipts, divisional audits, and departmental accounts.

Job Description

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Orders supplies and equipment, making price and specification comparisons and accepts bids.
  • Maintains receipts and refunds on FIS and IDX and resolving outstanding items.
  • Prepares journals to allocate income, verifying accuracy of refunds, discounts, corrections and charges to the correct divisional account.
  • Handles maintenance contracts and renewals reviewing and updating as needed in coordination with appropriate personnel and processes payment of services and goods received in areas of responsibility by appropriate documentation or process.
  • Performs various audits within the division and maintains receipts of daily deposits.
  • Maintains files, varied accounting reports and purchasing documentation.
  • Processes payments from mail and lock box, tracking daily receipts.
  • Performs receiving functions for supplies or equipment not on purchase orders and monitors incorrect orders and damaged goods from vendors, returning for merchandise credit or replacement merchandise.
  • Assists with/handles special projects, annual budget and operating statements.
  • Distributes paychecks, handles petty cash, and distributes monthly payroll calendars.
  • Monitors reports for the department and the university.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Working knowledge of general office equipment and computers with accounting, including experience in FIS system utilization or other related financial system/s.
  • Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Effective organization skills with ability to prioritize work.

Required Qualifications

Equivalent of High school diploma, with some college accounting course work, and five years of experience in accounting/purchasing, or the equivalent of five years of related college level education and experience in accounting, finance, purchasing and/or bookkeeping.



Salary Range

$17.52 - $26.27 / Hourly

The salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.


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Pre-Employment Screening

All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.

Benefits Statement


  • Up to 22 days of vacation, 10 recognized holidays, and sick time.

  • Competitive health insurance packages with priority appointments and lower copays/coinsurance.

  • Want to Live Near Your Work and/or improve your commute? Take advantage of our free Metro transit U-Pass for eligible employees. We also offer a forgivable home loan of up to $12,500 for closing costs and a down payment for homes in eligible neighborhoods.

  • WashU provides eligible employees with a defined contribution (403(b)) Retirement Savings Plan, which combines employee contributions and university contributions starting at 7%.


  • Wellness challenges, annual health screenings, mental health resources, mindfulness programs and courses, employee assistance program (EAP), financial resources, access to dietitians, and more!


  • We offer 4 weeks of caregiver leave to bond with your new child. Family care resources are also available for your continued childcare needs. Need adult care? We’ve got you covered.

  • WashU covers the cost of tuition for you and your family, including dependent undergraduate-level college tuition up to 100% at WashU and 40% elsewhere after seven years with us.

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EEO/AA Statement

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those from underrepresented groups. It is the University’s policy to provide equal opportunity and access to persons in all job titles without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.

Diversity Statement

Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment – fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply. Apply

Job Profile


North America


United States


10 recognized holidays Competitive health insurance packages Forgivable home loan of up to $12,500 Free Metro transit U-Pass Health insurance Up to 22 days of vacation Vacation days


Accounting Financial Systems Microsoft Excel Purchasing

  • Assist with special projects
  • Handle maintenance contracts and renewals
  • Maintain journals and reports
  • Order supplies and equipment
  • Perform audits
  • Process cash receipts
  • Process payments

5 years


Bachelor's degree Education High school diploma


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