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Financial Specialist

University of Idaho
Idaho, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Oct 24, 2023

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University of Idaho

Financial Specialist

Location: Moscow

Division/College: College of Natural Resources

Employee Category: Classified

Pay Range: $18.32 per hour or higher depending on experience

FTE: 1

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:
Responsible for providing basic transactional support for daily financial operations such as routine purchases, submitting receipts and invoices for payment, processing travel expenses and reconciling purchasing cards following policies and procedures under the supervision of more senior financial staff. The position may handle cash.

Duties may include:
  • Purchasing identified goods and services
  • Submitting invoices and receipts for payment
  • Accepting and recording payments
  • Reconciling purchasing card statements
  • Processing travel claims and reimbursements
  • Tracking transactions through completion in the central financial system
  • Filing and maintaining unit-level finance documents
  • Originating personnel actions in the central financial system
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Using computer software and applications for word processing and data organization.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Two years related work experience in bookkeeping, administrative support or office management.
  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or other relevant degrees
  • Experience:
    • Interpreting, applying, and explaining policies and procedures.
    • Researching and compiling financial information and preparing summaries and reports in a spreadsheet application.
    • Using computers to enter, retrieve and edit financial data.
    • Working independently and as part of a team.
    • Editing and writing business correspondence using proper grammar and punctuation as demonstrated in application materials.
    • Working in a customer service environment.
    • Using computer software and applications for word processing, email, internet searches, and data organization.
    • Working with financial operating systems such as BANNER, Argos or other systems to enter, retrieve and edit financial data
    • Working in a higher education, public or governmental organizations
    • Interpreting, applying and explaining policies and procedures / rules and regulations
    • Balancing and coordinating a workload for multiple projects

  • Knowledge of:
    • Standard accounting principles and budgeting procedures
    • MS Office Suite or other similar office management software including intermediate to high-level user of MS Excel (pivot tables, macros, etc.)
  • Skills:
    • Excellent writing and analytical skills
    • Proactive, strategic and detail-oriented approaches with a strong commitment to quality, efficiency and effectiveness

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Required Licensures, Certifications or other

Posting Number: SP004173P

Posting Date: 10/24/2023

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:
This position is open until filled. Priority will be given to applicants who have submitted their materials by 11/7/2023.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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EEO Statement
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.


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