Research Finance and Business
Appointment Type and Duration:
$14.75 to $21.40 per hour
Review of Applications Begins
Position closes October 4, 2021.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please include a resume, cover letter stating your interest and
qualifications in the position, and three professional
The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation
(OVPRI) promotes excellence in research at the University of
Oregon. Research, both basic and applied, is fundamental to the
mission of the University and is essential to Oregon's economic and
civic vitality. The office is committed to enhancing these efforts
by providing administrative and financial support for sponsored
programs, including identification of funding opportunities,
proposal submission, research compliance, and contracts and grant
administration. The office supports interdisciplinary research
centers, essential core facilities and emboldens innovation and
economic development through strategic partnering and technology
transfer initiatives. The UO has a long tradition of
interdisciplinary research that continues through the production of
new knowledge and innovative solutions to society's grand
Research Finance and Business Administration (RFBA) provides
financial support for Research service groups (technology transfer,
compliance, sponsored projects, proposal development, technology,
and administrative service groups). RFBA also provides financial
support to the graduate school, research core business services,
research centers and institutes, and the Vice President for
Research and Innovation.
This is a full-time Accounting Technician position in the Research
Finance and Business Administration (RFBA) shared services team
within the Office of the Vice President for Research and
Innovation. The position reports to the Accountant 2. The primary
functions of this position are to process accounts payable, travel
reimbursements, account reconciliations, and all aspects of
financial record-keeping for both state indexes, royalties, and
foundation funds. The position will also work on administrative
functions to support the Innovation Partnership Services team for
scheduling, email correspondence, database entries, and redirecting
general inquiries to appropriate Innovation Managers.
This position must understand the relationships between, and the
restrictions on, a variety of fund types and will work in close
collaboration with other staff and the Sr. Director, Research
Finance and Business Administration to ensure compliance on the
faculty index accounts, royalty distributions, and awards. The
successful candidate will operate in the University's accounting
and fiscal transaction systems (Banner, Concur, Purchasing Portal,
Duck Depot) as well as Excel and Outlook.
The position interacts with a wide range of customers, including
undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, research and
innovation services staff, other central UO offices, and outside
vendors. The position requires attention to detail and accuracy and
must possess strong communication and customer service
12 quarter hours (8 semester hours) of Accounting courses AND
An Associates Degree in Accounting; OR
One year of experience that includes entering, compiling and/or
reporting financial information; OR
An equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Knowledge of, or ability to learn, UO fiscal and UO Foundation
policies, practices, and processes, and application of these in
daily work transactions.
- Knowledge of, or ability to learn, accounting and travel
- Ability to trace, document, and resolve problems in an
- Ability to accurately maintain electronic and paper accounting
systems and files for audit purposes.
- Ability to translate financial rules and guidance to daily
activities and ongoing processes.
- Demonstrated accuracy and care in all work products.
- Ability to manage a variety of tasks with multiple
- Ability to work independently without close supervision, as
well as functioning as a member of a fiscal services team.
- Experience with Banner, Cognos, Concur, Excel, Outlook,
Smartsheet, or comparable business applications.
- Recent accounting experience in a higher education setting OR
increasingly responsible accounting experience in a general office
- Working knowledge of standard accounting practices.
- Recent training in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
FLSA Exempt: No
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful
completion of a background inquiry.
This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503,
Oregon Public Employees Union.
The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits
package to eligible employees, including health insurance,
retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about
benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative
action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance
with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals
to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected
status, including veteran and disability status. The University is
committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and
employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in
connection with the application process, please contact us at
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national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status,
disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity,
and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment
practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and
policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be
referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights
Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information,
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To apply, visit https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/528213/accounting-technician