Arizona State University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not specified
Jul 28, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Financial Specialist, Procurement

Arizona State University

KE Procurement

Campus: Tempe



Job Description:

Knowledge Enterprise is seeking a Financial Specialist. As the Financial Specialist, you will coordinate the financial functions related to the Knowledge Enterprise Procurement Team. These functions include but are not limited to processing, maintaining, monitoring, and tracking expenditures, accounts, internal controls, and other functions designated by the unit administrator. You will directly impact the University goal of increasing research expenditures through the effective processing of procurement transactions. Your position will include daily processing of payment and procurement related transactions in the ASU Financial Management System.


Salary Range:

$40,464 - $43,000 per year; DOE


Close Date:



Essential Duties:

  • Works closely with unit administration to coordinate financial and procurement activities to ensure adherence with unit and university policies, practices and regulations.
  • Investigates financial discrepancies and works as a liaison between the unit and financial services to reach a solution.
  • Reviews account expenditures in accordance with established financial guidelines and policies.
  • Prepares and maintains documentation necessary for audits.
  • Prepares journal entries, general ledger expense transfers, payroll redistributions, and account reconciliations. Prepares budget adjustments and amendments.
  • Inputs and reviews requisitions for completeness and accuracy, identify sources, obtain quotes, negotiate price and issue purchase orders.
  • Performs clerical functions with personal computers and appropriate software for various financial processes including data entry, report preparation, and other related functions.
  • Maintains financial files consistent with University policies and practices.
  • Participates in a variety of departmental, unit, and university-wide initiatives and meetings to represent financial interest and ensure integration/collaborative support of unit and university wide interests.
  • Performs other duties as assigned to ensure continual efficient operations of department to meet customer service needs.


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND one (1) year of related experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience, and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Procurement experience
  • Experience in work that requires attention to detail
  • Experience in problem solving skills


Working Environment:

Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding, and manipulating a computer mouse (75%); required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work (10%). Infrequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds (5%). Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities, which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts. Ability to clearly communicate verbally, read, write, see and hear to perform essential functions; Regular use of standard office equipment including, but not limited to: computer workstation/laptop (keyboard, monitor, mouse), printer, fax, calculator, copier, telephone and associated computer/technology peripherals.


Department Statement:

For the fifth year in a row, ASU has been named the most innovative school in the nation, recognizing the university's culture of groundbreaking research and partnerships, as well as its commitment to helping students thrive in college and beyond. U.S. News and World Report has named ASU as the most innovative university all five years the category has existed.


ASU Knowledge Enterprise advances research, innovation, strategic partnerships, entrepreneurship, and international development. Our success arises from solutions-focused, interdisciplinary research; an entrepreneurial approach that is embedded in every school and department; and a commitment to transform society in a positive way.


ASU Statement:

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.


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Fingerprint Check Statement:

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Instructions to Apply:

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.


Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.


Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.


ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.


Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.


IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.


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