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Financial Oversight Analyst

Northern Arizona University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 26, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Other Business & Management
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Financial Oversight Analyst

Location: College of Education
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job ID: 606642
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 College of Education, Financial Oversight Analyst position will work closely with the Manager, Financial Oversight to manage the financial records for different academic departments within the college. The position requires a variety of intermediate knowledge of accounting knowledge and the ability to perform moderately complex tasks independently, analyze and respond to administrative matters within established limits to ensure that the college needs are being met and that University standard principles and guidelines are being followed. This position is expected to communicate regularly with the Manager, Financial Oversight as well as department chairs on various topics.

Financial Support - 80%
  • Gathers and interprets basic information related to department expense tracking to be used for recommendations.
  • Produces accurate financial reports and communications that interpret information for key stakeholders that includes department and college leadership, and select grant principal investigators.
  • Understands and applies knowledge of appropriate handling of department budget and financial information.
  • Supports faculty, staff and student travel transactions and working with the reimbursement processing support unit to facilitate reimbursement.
  • Research, summarize and analyze information; use statistics to compile data to prepare special and recurring reports containing specialized or sensitive information following the fiscal manager's general direction; selects relevant information from a variety of sources.
  • Coordinates with the fiscal manager to follow accounting practices and increase department productivity.
  • Assist Department Chair with fiscal transactions and procurements and special projects.

Operational Support - 10%
  • Answer inquiries and compose correspondence on own initiative on general, technical and financial matters in accordance with established guidelines
  • Provides backup support with student employees, including approving student employee hours and/or assisting with onboarding processes.

Other - 10%
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma.
  • 1 - 2 years of accounting or finance experience.
  • A combination of related education, experience and training may be used as an equivalent to the above Minimum Requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Accounting or finance experience in higher education.
  • Knowledge of payroll and finance policies.
  • Knowledge of financial reporting in higher education and university budgeting practices.
  • Knowledge of or experience with PeopleSoft Employee Management (LOUIE) and PeopleSoft Financial software, Microsoft Office Suite.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Knowledge of or experience with academic structure and terminology.
  • Knowledge of office and administrative practices and principles.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel).
  • Proficient in English composition, grammar, spelling and punctuation, along with basic math.
  • Organizational skills.

  • Ability to problem solve and make decisions.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in speech and writing.
  • The ability to work effectively with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to display consistent, positive communication and customer service skills.
  • Ability to gather data, compiles information and prepares reports.
  • Ability to contribute effectively in a team setting and maintain good working relationships.
  • Ability to work in an academic environment serving diverse constituencies.
  • Ability to balance competing priorities.

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 $41,421. Annual salary commensurate with candidate's qualifications and related experience.

FLSA Status

This position is non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The incumbent is eligible for overtime pay or compensatory time according to University policy. Further, the employee must submit timesheets that accurately reflect all hours 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 6, 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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