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Business Specialist III

University of Idaho
Idaho, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Nov 21, 2023

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University of Idaho

Business Specialist III

Location: Moscow

Division/College: Auxiliary Services-MID

Employee Category: Classified

Pay Range: $25.30 per hour or higher depending on experience

FTE: 1

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:
Responsible for providing complex technical support for daily financial operations by performing a variety of tasks following policies and procedures. In addition to processing a variety of financial transactions and maintaining records, the position compiles data and generates routine and ad hoc financial reports.

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 centralized financial system
  • Filing and maintaining unit-level finance documents
  • Originating personnel actions and processing corrections to pay in the centralized financial system
  • Developing, compiling, and summarizing data for routine reports and ad hoc financial management reports
  • Researching and correcting discrepancies or errors
  • Providing assistance to departments on questions related to invoices, receipts, financial reports and other transactions
  • Researching, analyzing, and making recommendations for management decision making
  • Serving as departmental grant administrator, assisting principal investigator with pre- and post-award financial activities. May participate in budget development and compilation and submission of proposals and project reports
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Three years providing financial processing support within an electronic finance system
  • Using spreadsheet software to compile, summarize, analyze and report on financial data
  • Interpreting and applying financial stewardship policies, procedures, rules and regulations

Preferred Qualifications:
  • One year of supervisory experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, accounting or related field
  • Two years of experience with budget management
  • Proficient in the use of the UI Banner system, Vandal Web, ARGOS, Chrome River, Jaggaer, Payment Works and SoftDocs
  • Demonstrated ability to act independently and exercise initiative and discretion
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with a variety of clients (students, faculty, administrators, staff and the public)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of University of Idaho policies, processes and procedures
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality while managing highly sensitive documents and information
  • Demonstrated ability to provide accurate and timely information and handle complex problem courteously and efficiently

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Required Licensures, Certifications or other

Posting Number: SP004201P

Posting Date: 11/21/2023

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:
To receive first consideration, please submit a letter of qualification, current resume, and references (last 3 supervisors) no later than December 17, 2023.

In your letter of qualification, using details and examples, please address all of the required and preferred qualifications for this position and how your experience and skills align. The information provided in your letter of qualification will be used to determine eligibility for an interview and demonstrate your communications skills.

If you would like to see the full job description, please contact Christy Day at

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

To apply, please visit:

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


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