Employment Opportunity

EO No: 2021-050

Position: Account Clerk I

C/2/C $5,458.00 PA

Benefits: Position is NOT eligible for housing and transportation benefits
Opening Date: July 26, 2021
Closing Date: August 25, 2021

Yap Campus/Bookstore
P.O. Box 286
Colonia, Yap FM 96943

"The FSM is currently under lockdown or heavily restricted for certain types of travel internationally and between states due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All candidates as a condition of employment to be hired must be physically present on Yap Island, at least two weeks before the start of the employment period. If a candidate is selected but cannot meet this requirement this offer may be withdrawn."

Mission Statement:

The College of Micronesia-FSM is a learner-centered institution of higher education that is committed to the success of the Federated States of Micronesia by providing academic, career and technical educational programs characterized by continuous improvement and best practices.

Core Values:

Reporting and Major Function:

The account clerk I reports to the accountant day to day and administratively to the bookstore manager. Account clerk I is responsible for the bookstore component of the Business Office at Yap Campus performing a variety of general accounting support tasks in the bookstore including: verifying the accuracy of invoices and other accounting documents or records. Update and maintain accounting journals, ledgers and other records detailing financial business transactions (e.g., disbursement, expense vouchers, receipts, account payable).


Duties will include the handling of the bookstore in accordance with existing policy to provide customer services to students, faculty, staff and the general public; Data entries and retrievals of daily sales transactions and student Pell Grant charge accounts; Handle local purchases of sundries, office supplies and used book buybacks; Assist bookstore manager/procurement officer with inbound and outbound deliveries; Prepare and submit monthly sales report to the Bookstore Manager; Assist with the annual inventory; Update and maintain inventory in the Point of Sales system; Maintain the orderliness of the sales floor and displays of books and other merchandises; Answer phone calls; Maintain records for internal and external review and audit; Perform additional business office functions assign by the campus accountant and necessary initiatives to support the office and campus in the field of work. Serve on committees.

Minimum Qualifications:

Associate of Arts/Science in business/accounting from a US accredited college with one year of progressively responsible work experience which demonstrates possession of knowledge and skills required. Foreign credentials must be equated to US standards using World Education Services at http://www.wes.org.AS/AA degree in Business with two of direct years’ experience preferred. Knowledge of: accounting and other fiscal principles and practices such as purchasing principles; modern office equipment including computers and Microsoft word and excel program. Ability to: communicate effectively in English orally and in writing; follow and meet deadlines; perform accurate mathematical calculations and maintain effective working relationships with staff and students.

Preferred Experience/Skills: Evidence of exceptional customer services and working relationships with staff and students, Strong knowledge of MS Office and Point of Sales System, Knowledge of accounting journals, ledgers and other records detailing financial business transactions, perform accurate mathematical calculations, excellent communication skills and exceptional organization and time management skills.

Applications are available at the College of Micronesia–FSM Human Resources Office, state campus sites or at the college’s website at www.comfsm.fm.

Interested candidates must submit the following documents:

  1. A letter of interest addressing how the candidate’s professional qualification and experience match the minimum essential requirements of the position (not to exceed 3 pages);
  2. COM-FSM application form (http://www.comfsm.fm/jobs/HRdocs/employment08.pdf ); 
  3. A current resume which includes personal email address and cellular phone number;
  4. Copies of college transcripts for all degrees earned;
  5. A minimum of three professional reference letters; and
  6. Copy of valid driver’s license; and
  7. Court clearance under 6 months old.


Documents are to be submitted electronically to  hro@comfsm.fm (preferably as PDF attachments) or mailed to:

                                    Human Resources Office
College of Micronesia-FSM
P. O. Box 159
Pohnpei  FM  96941

 (U.S Postal Service domestic rates apply in the Federated States of Micronesia.)

Applications will be accepted until August 25, 2021 followed by screening by the committee or until fill. Official and hard copies of college transcripts are require to be mailed directly from schools to HRO when a candidate is being considered.

The College reserves the right to request or require from any applicant additional documentation or certification in addition to the minimum requirements stated in this advertisement in order to be considered for this position. All persons applying must meet or exceed any additional qualifications required in the COM-FSM Personnel Policy and Procedure Manual.

The College of Micronesia–FSM is an equal opportunity employer.
FSM Citizens are encouraged to apply