Financial Assistant 2

Apply now Search #: 498158
Work type: Full-time
Location: Avery Point Campus
Categories: Fiscal, Accounting and Budget


The University of Connecticut’s Sea Grant program seeks a Financial Assistant 2 to provide a broad range of financial and budgeting services, as well as some administrative support.


  • Provides financial, administrative, and program support for Connecticut Sea Grant.
  • Assists with grant proposal development, including budget development, as well as post-award proposal management, and grant related issues.
  • Prepares monthly financial statements for Connecticut Sea Grant accounts, including for grants, and makes available timely and accurate financial information, including budget projections and analysis.
  • Assists in developing and managing Connecticut Sea Grant budgets and in maintaining budgetary control over approved budget.
  • Monitors fiscal procedures for duplication, efficiency, effectiveness, and compliance with required policies and regulations, including Sponsored Programs Services policies related to grant submission and management, making modifications to workflows as needed.
  • Assists Connecticut Sea Grant staff in some administrative duties such as travel reservations, reconciliation of travel expenses, meeting scheduling and logistics, participation at events, etc.
  • Performs related work as required.


  1. Bachelor’s degree in a related field and at least two years of related experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
  2. Experience with online financial records systems.
  3. Demonstrated excellent organizational skills.
  4. Strong communication skills.


  1. Familiarity with enterprise financial systems, such as UConn's financial management systems.
  2. Familiarity with grant related processes.
  3. Experience generating and analyzing financial reports.
  4. Familiarity with financial regulations for federal and university funds.


This is a full-time, end-date, annually renewable position based on performance and available funding. With the expectation to travel on-site as needed, remote work modalities may be considered in accordance with the University's Alternate Work Arrangements policy and authorization. The University offers a competitive salary, and outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment. For additional information regarding benefits visit: Other rights, terms, and conditions of employment are contained in the collective bargaining agreement between the University of Connecticut and the University of Connecticut Professional Employees Association (UCPEA).


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


Please apply online at, Staff Positions, Search #498158 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on April 19, 2024. 

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All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce. The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

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