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Financial Specialist, CHP Dean's Office

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 23, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Accounting & Finance, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Business & Administrative Support, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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The College of Health Professions is seeking talented and enthusiastic applicants for a Financial Specialist position. This position will join the CHP Finance team and play a critical role in fiscal management for the College.


The position provides oversight and support of the fiscal and administrative functions for the College of Health Professions (CHP). The incumbent is responsible for the daily financial support to the departments to include Procurement, Post-Award, Record keeping and processing fiscal transactions. This position will work within the CHP Finance team under the direction of the Director of Business Services.

Key responsibilities will include:
  • Manages post award grant funds for assigned projects in accordance with federal and industry uniform guidance and University policy & procedures, as well as sponsor requirements. This includes the facilitation of Research Dashboard certifications, 90 day notices, Final expense reports, sub-recipient invoices, and effort reporting.
  • Prepares and tracks Purchase Orders in RealSource, and processes Pcard requests, working directly with multiple CHP units and Finance team
  • Provides fiscal services to multiple CHP units by executing monthly reconciliations and supporting Sr. Finance team
  • Monitors account balances, research discrepancies
  • Processes fiscal Banner transactions
  • Ensure university and sponsor compliance with regard to multiple CHP units
Minimum qualifications:
  • High school diploma or GED, and 1-3 years of relevant work experience, or equivalent combination of education, experience and training.
  • Demonstrated experience in working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment or commitment to do so as a staff member at VCU.
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines, multi-task and determine priorities
  • Proficiency in the daily use of Microsoft Excel, Google suite and Zoom.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, and prioritize multiple complex tasks.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service.
Preferred qualifications:
  • Knowledge of state and university financial operations, policies, procedures and systems
  • Experience with state/university or higher education setting
  • Experience with university purchasing procedures
  • Experience with sponsored programs rules and regulations
  • Experience using financial recordkeeping and/or procurement software systems such as Banner Finance or VCU Real Source
  • Practical knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
Salary Range: $45,000 - $55,000

Position Details:

Department: CHP Dean's Office
Employment Type: UF - University Employee FT
Restricted Status: No
FTE: 1
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt

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