Financial Specialist

Position Information

University Code 18211 University Title Finance Specialist 1 University Job Family Financial Services ORP Eligible No For more information on ORP, visit: Retirement Plans
Recruitment Pool All Applicants Recruitment Type Single Title Scope of Search Local Working Title Financial Specialist Position Number 582960 Position Type Staff Job Status Full-Time FLSA Indicator Non-Exempt Employee Group University Employee Department School of Medicine Organizational Overview

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Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities

As a member of the School of Medicine Dean’s Office of Research Administration ( SOMRA ) team the Financial Specialist is primarily responsible for providing fiscal support for the SOM Centers/Institutes served by SOMRA as well as the SOM Office of Research Administration. Under the direct supervision of the Manager for Business Operations, the Financial Specialist performs work requiring in-depth knowledge of several specialized functional areas including finance, procurement, and travel. This role involves: 1) initiating and maintaining accounting records and files for all SOM Centers and Institutes (C/Is) including the monthly reconciliations of all account indexes; 2) supplying accounting information and reports to the Manager for Business Operations assisting with budget management by performing journal entries; 3) preparing and reviewing procurement, travel, petty cash, deposits, and other fiscal documents; 4) assisting faculty with projections and spending on their non-sponsored funding; 5) support all CI’s and SOMRA in providing guidance on travel inquiries & reimbursements, key control management, and initiate facilities requests.

Minimum Hiring Standards

Strong problem solving and time management skills are essential including ability to adapt to frequent changes in work assignments, prioritize, and manage competing priorities and deadlines. Must be precise, thorough, reliable, organized and perform daily activities with minimal supervision. Must be a self-starter and take initiative in completing tasks/duties assigned. Must have excellent customer service and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work as part of a team. Must possess excellent organization and written and verbal communication skills; have experience working in accounting/finance field preferably within an academic medical center setting; the ability to compose professional correspondence is essential. Advanced MS office skills required. Must have the ability to learn new software or electronic management systems quickly. Strong problem solving and time management skills are necessary, including ability to adapt to frequent changes in work assignments, prioritize, and manage competing priorities and deadlines. Ability to work in a diverse environment required.

Preferred Hiring Standards

Preferred qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, or related field, or equivalent combination of college and related experience; and/or several years of experience in financial administration in a university or nonprofit setting. Candidates should also possess demonstrated analytical skills; ability to analyze financial transactions for trends and variances; ability to create ad hoc reports, tracking tools, and professional documents. Working knowledge of state/university accounting, purchasing and travel policies and procedures preferred. Experience in budget development, expense forecasting, financial reconciliation, and the ability to interpret and apply complex government regulations will be strongly preferred.

Required Licenses/ Certifications Anticipated Hiring Range $40,000 - $50,000 Application Process/Additional Information Campus MCV Campus Hours/Week 40 Normal Work Days/Hours M-F Job Open Date 12/10/2020 Posting will close on or before Open Until Filled Yes Job Category Administrative/ Secretarial/ Clerical 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 Posting Specific Questions

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