Hawk Shop Accounting Assistant

Rate of pay: $10.40/hour

Work location: Iowa Memorial Union

What you will learn

You can expect to learn skills such as time management, conflict resolution, balancing priorities, managing finances, interpersonal communication, customer service experience, and working with people from diverse backgrounds and working as part of a team.  Although your job in the Division of Student Life may not be directly related to your future profession, the skills you learn here will help you in your chosen career path and give you valuable work experience to strengthen your resume.

Basic job function

Assist in performing a variety of bookkeeping related tasks for the Book Store and Hawk Shop.


  • Balance book store sales spreadsheets to business office spreadsheets.
  • Maintain gift card purchase log.
  • Perform data entry on discounts for employees and departments.
  • Perform data entry for in-house discounts and in-house charges.
  • Provide assistance with daily balancing of sales reports as needed.
  • Enter mark ups and mark downs from Buyers.
  • Perform work associated with Apple Commission:  reconcile Apple ACH commission post against apple website.  Find matching invoices/credit memos to Apple spreadsheet and label them with the commission check information.
  • Assist with transfer collection and entry:  run point of sale transfer reports and enter into worksheets.
  • Provides basic office assistance including filing and photocopying.


  • UI registered student, preferably student enrolled in the business school.
  • Experience with data entry.
  • Proficient use of Excel.
  • Able to work independently and have great attention to detail.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Previous office experience preferred.

Training requirements

  • IMU Student Orientation
  • Emergency Response Staff
  • Cash Handling
  • Security Awareness

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