Financial Assistant 1 or 2

Apply now Search #: 496779
Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Fiscal, Accounting and Budget

JOB SUMMARY

The Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut is looking for a financial professional (Financial Assistant 1 or 2) that seeks a collaborative, enjoyable and rewarding environment with opportunities for advancement and to be engaged with the surrounding community.  The Financial Assistant position is based in the Business & Grant Services Center at the UConn Storrs campus.  Located in the heart of the Campus, it is within close walking distance of the Student Union, Library, Benton Museum and Recreation Center and a short distance from shops and restaurants in Downtown Storrs.  

Under the general direction of the Business Services Director, this position is responsible for providing a broad range of financial and budgeting services with a focus on processing financial and administrative transactions, as well as maintaining a complete set of records for a department/division.

The ideal candidate will promote equity and inclusion and have an understanding, sensitivity, and appreciation for social justice, cultural humility, and inclusiveness.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties may include but not be limited to:

  • Verifying and processing paperwork for financial transactions such as invoices, requisitions, travel reimbursements, deposits, personal service agreements, funding changes, general ledger transfers and other disbursements.
  • Assist the fiscal officers with budget and report preparation for grant and non-grant accounts.
  • Providing and organizing data to assist budget preparation and monitor expenditures for compliance with approved budget limits and University policies.
  • Act as a delegate for fiscal officers to approve transactions.
  • Setting up vendors and placing orders and following up to resolve problems and assure timely delivery.
  • Processing payroll related transactions.
  • Account reconciliations.
  • Prepares ad hoc and standard reports, grant reports and general financial reports as needed to meet University, state, federal and department/division requirements.
  • Acts as a resource for faculty and staff regarding financial processes and University financial policies and procedures.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Financial Assistant 1 Level

  • Associate's degree in accounting or bookkeeping and two-years of experience in accounting or bookkeeping.
  • Strong computer skills including spreadsheets, financial software, and Microsoft Office programs.
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated ability effectively communicate with all levels within the organization.
  • Ability to work independently and provide entry-level administrative support.
  • Good interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail.

Financial Assistant 2 Level

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field.
  • Two to three years of related experience.
  • Working knowledge of accounting principles, financial processes, and budgeting.
  • Strong leadership, organizational, project management, and planning skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and persuasive skills with the ability to work effectively with all levels of students, staff, faculty and management.
  • Intermediate technology, spreadsheet, and ad hoc reporting skills.
  • Ability to work independently and exercise sound judgment on routine tasks.
  • Ability to provide intermediate level administrative support.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

For Both Levels

  • Master’s degree in accounting, finance, business, or a related field.
  • Four to five years of related experience.
  • Experience working in a higher education setting.
  • Experience with financial/HRIS systems like Kuali, KFDM Data Mart, or HCM Core-CT.
  • Experience with financial, purchasing, and grant processing and reporting systems.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full-time permanent position in a flexible work environment. The position has a one-year probationary period and an anticipated start date in October 2022. Salary is commensurate with experience and includes full and comprehensive benefits.  

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

TO APPLY

Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #496779 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references. Evaluations of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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