Senior Finance Specialist


Position Information

University Code 18214 University Title Senior Finance Specialist University Job Family Financial Services ORP Eligible No For more information on ORP, visit: Retirement Plans
Recruitment Pool All Applicants Recruitment Type Job Series Scope of Search Local Working Title Senior Finance Specialist Position Number 541790 Position Type Staff Job Status Full-Time FLSA Indicator Exempt Employee Group University Employee Department Chemistry Organizational Overview

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities

The Department of Chemistry invites experienced applicants for an exciting opportunity as a Senior Finance Specialist. The Senior Finance Specialist is responsible for a variety of professional level work across various financial areas. The primary purpose of this position is to manage financial and procurement activities for multiple funding sources and provide oversight and administrative support to the Chemistry stockroom and service facilities. The position is responsible for initiating and maintaining detailed accounting records, performing monthly account reconciliations, invoicing internal and external stockroom customers, invoicing external users of the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Center ( NMR ) and the Chemistry Instrumentation Research Facility ( CIRF ), purchasing, budget projections and account analysis.

Minimum Hiring Standards

•Bachelor’s degree in business administration or a related field or equivalent work experience.
•Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ( GAAP ) and University accounting processes and practices.
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
•Exceptional analytical and organizational skills.
•Demonstrated ability to prioritize, focus, and work independently.
•Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple complex tasks simultaneously.
•Demonstrated ability to work with detailed financial data and to analyze financial information.
•Demonstrated budgetary experience with E&G, overhead and university fund accounts.
•Demonstrated experience working with Banner, Chrome River and RealSource.
•Demonstrated experience working with the Bank of America Works application for p-card expense management.
•Demonstrated superior skills using Excel, Word and other Microsoft Office software applications.
•Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a staff member at VCU .

Preferred Hiring Standards

•Experience with grant post-award budgeting and expense tracking.
•Experience with Banner HR module and payroll reconciliations.
•Experience approving purchase orders and p-card expenses.

Required Licenses/ Certifications Anticipated Hiring Range $42,000-$52,000 Application Process/Additional Information

As part of your application package, please submit a:
—cover letter explaining interest and relevant previous experience;
—current resume (in addition to the completed state application); and a
—separate document listing three professional references and their contact information uploaded under “other.”

Campus Monroe Park Campus Hours/Week 40 Normal Work Days/Hours Monday - Friday; 8 AM - 4:30 PM Job Open Date 09/03/2020 Posting will close on or before 09/18/2020 Open Until Filled No Job Category Is this a restricted position? No Is this position eligible to participate in alternative work arrangements? No Sensitive Position No Resource Critical Yes Quick Link http://www.vcujobs.com/postings/100504 Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * List the business/financial systems you have access to and how you currently use each system.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Describe your experience reconciling accounts and generating financial reports. Include the type(s) of software used.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please describe how your work experience makes you qualified for this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Other Document
  3. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae (CV)


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