Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama is seeking a Financial
Associate to oversee and coordinate the processing of accounting
transactions and be responsible for a particular aspect of the
accounts. This position is part of a fast-paced business office
within the School of Drama. In this role you may be asked to
produce checks, generate and distribute accounting reports, process
payments, assist in reconciling purchases or assist the business
manager by monitoring the expenditures and processing of
transactions. This role will support and facilitate student worker
hiring. The Financial Associate will also provide general office
support: purchasing supplies, booking travel, and handling general
inquiries to the Business Office.
Your core responsibilities will include:
- Coordinating and reconciling budget expenditures; reviewing and
processing purchase orders; determining proper Oracle information
to be charged; reviewing, monitoring and analyzing monthly
financial statements or expense reports; processing journal
entries, reimbursements, authorizing payments of invoices; managing
petty cash account; making deposits, etc.
- Advising others in resolving vendor and/or department
questions, concerns and issues.
- Handling special or difficult transactions, including special
requests for payments, foreign wire transfers, cutting of checks,
check cancellations and reissues; creating and distribution of
accounting reports, etc.
- Facilitating and organizing student worker hiring.
- Performing miscellaneous office duties such as answering
telephones, making copies, record-keeping, opening and date
stamping mail, stuffing envelopes, collating and organizing
materials and booking travel for staff and guests.
- Working with other support staff and work-study employees. Is
responsible for ensuring that all work is performed accurately and
in a timely fashion, checks on progress and approves finished work.
Trains new or temporary employees in office systems and
- Directly handling difficult issues. Also instructs other
departmental staff concerning proper procedures or payment
Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within the
School of Drama. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity
are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a
team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied
population of internal and external partners at a high level of
integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who
will support the mission of the university through their
You should demonstrate:
- Strong organizational and planning skills
- Financial acumen
- Education: High School diploma or GED required;
Associates degree or Bachelor’s degree preferred
- Years of experience: 3-5 years’ work experience,
specifically experience in administrative support, data entry,
accounts payable, bookkeeping, and reporting
- A combination of education and relevant experience from which
comparable knowledge is demonstrated may be considered.
- Successful background check
- Sponsorship : Applicants for this position must be
currently legally authorized to work for CMU in the United States.
CMU will not sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment visa
for this opportunity.
- Joining the CMU team opens the door to an array of exceptional
benefits, available to all full-time Carnegie Mellon University
employees. Experience the full spectrum of advantages, from
comprehensive medical, prescription, dental, and vision insurance
to enticing retirement savings programs. Unlock your potential with
tuition benefits, and take well-deserved breaks with generous paid
time off and holidays. Rest easy knowing you are covered by life
and accidental death and disability insurance. For a comprehensive
overview of the benefits awaiting you, explore: https://www.cmu.edu/jobs/benefits-at-a-glance .
At Carnegie Mellon, we value the whole package when extending
offers of employment. Beyond just credentials, we consider the role
& responsibilities, your invaluable work experience, and the
knowledge gained through education and training. We acknowledge and
appreciate your unique key skills and the diverse perspectives you
bring. Our commitment to fostering an inclusive work environment
means we also account for geographic differentials. Your journey
with us is about more than just a job; it’s about finding the
perfect fit for your professional growth and personal
Are you interested in this exciting opportunity?! Apply
Financial Planning, Analysis, Accounting and Reporting
Staff – Regular
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