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Financial Oversight Analyst, Intermediate

Northern Arizona University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 7, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Accounting & Finance
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Financial Oversight Analyst, Intermediate

Location: Ctr for Health Equity Research
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job ID: 606598
Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Workplace Culture

NAU is a community devoted to student success and sustained by an unshakable commitment to our shared mission, vision, and values. We—faculty, staff, and administrators—thrive by combining our efforts and working side by side to further NAU's culture of excellence.

Job Description

The Center for Health Equity Research (CHER) seeks a Financial Oversight Analyst, Intermediate to provide moderate to high level post-award administrative support for all sponsored activities in CHER. Also, responsible for providing day-to-day administrative support for the department and the Assistant Director while working closely with the Assistant Director and the Grant & Project Support Coordinator, Sr.

Financial Oversight - 40%
  • Support tracking and payment of invoices, working with subrecipients on corrections as needed, establishing purchase orders, processing payment requests, purchase order close-outs, and monitoring of subaward balances.
  • Point of contact for purchasing incentive. Maintain control of departmental cards for redistribution, manag the fund transfer process for cards that are redistributed, and working with research staff on logs and disbursement.

Administrative - 30%
  • Initiate fund transfers (IDT, IST, IPT) and funding changes under direction of the Assistant Director.
  • Support consultant, speaker, and non-employee travel claims associated with CHER and CHER sponsored projects, including working directly with vendors and partners to ensure accuracy.
  • Serve as departmental Purchase Card and Travel liaison.
  • Track copier invoices and process copier chargebacks.
  • Liaise with Facility Services, ITS, Finance and HR Service Teams.
  • Monitor the CHER email and organize the CHER small meeting room schedule.

Budgetary and Sponsored Project Support - 25%
  • Reconciliation of budget spreadsheets and effort.
  • Prepare monthly budget reports for project principal investigators and provide support for close-out of sponsored projects.
  • Support for proposal and report preparation under the direction of the Grant & Project Support Coordinator, Sr.

Other - 5%
  • Support meeting schedule as needed.
  • Support Assistant Director in hiring processes as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate's or Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or related field.
  • 2 - 4 years of accounting or finance experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in grant or sponsored project management in an institution of higher education.
  • Understanding/experience working with Native Nations.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Working knowledge of financial oversight and operations tools, procedures, processes, policies, and concepts such as payroll management systems and budget analysis projects such as expense tracking.
  • Knowledge of financial reporting in higher education, university budgeting practices, and sponsored project reporting requirements.

  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel.
  • High degree of familiarity with presentation of financial information and data.

  • Prepare detailed reports on a timely basis.
  • Analyze non-routine situations and anticipate issues.
  • Balance competing priorities.
  • Demonstrate problem solving, organizational, and analytical capabilities.
  • Communicate effectively with people from varied backgrounds.
  • Listen actively.
  • Promote a diverse, inclusive environment.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

As of 12/10/21, the Safer Federal Workforce employee vaccination requirement is currently suspended pending the outcome of a federal court-issued injunction. This injunction has suspended the recent executive order issued by President Biden requiring all employees of federal contractors to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. For current status of the vaccine requirement and/or questions, please visit FAQs for Employee Vaccination Requirement.

Background Information

Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check. Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States. Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report. The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus as this campus has on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities. If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.


Salary range begins at $50,000. Annual salary commensurate with candidate's qualifications and related experience.

FLSA Status

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.


This is a Classified Staff (CLS) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System; paid vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified dependents. More information on benefits at NAU is available on the Human Resources benefits website. Classified Staff employees are in a probationary status for their first six months at NAU. NAU is a tobacco and smoke-free campus. Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). New employees are eligible for benefits on the first day of the pay period following their enrollment, after their employment date. Employees will have 31 days from their start date to enroll in benefits. Additionally, new employees will begin participating in the Arizona State Retirement System, and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it, on the first of the pay period following 6 months after the new employee's start date.

Learning and Development

Your career at Northern Arizona University includes the opportunity for professional development. New employee on-boarding training includes courses to be completed within the first 30 days.

Immigration Suppt/Sponsorship

NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.

Application Deadline

October 5, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button on this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button by midnight of the application deadline. If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the Human Resources website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements

NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.

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