The School of Medicine Dean's Office has an exciting opportunity
for an individual who is seeking to join our fiscal team as a
Financial Specialist. This position provides the opportunity for
career and professional growth within the financial job family.
This position works closely with School of Medicine Executive
Leadership on financial strategy and analysis.
This position assists in developing the budget and monitors
spending in accordance with the state, university and school
policies and procedures for the School of Medicine
departments/units. The incumbent ensures accurate and timely
processing and approval of financial transactions, completes
monthly reconciliations, completes procurement activities,
identifies funding issues through the review of expenditure
variances against budget, and ensures the correct application of
internal controls. Position requires attention to detail, ability
to prioritize multiple projects simultaneously, effective
interpersonal skills, critical thinking and analytical skills and
high levels of initiative and self-motivation.
This position would be eligible for a hybrid remote work
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field and/or equivalent
years of education and experience. 3 or more years of experience
working within finance/budget operations. Knowledge of financial
management and fundamental accounting principles and practices.
Proficient using Excel to extract and present financial data.
Experience managing and reconciling financial transactions in a
timely manner. Demonstrated ability to set priorities and work with
minimal supervision. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively
and cooperatively in a busy office setting. Demonstrated experience
working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student
environment or commitment to do so as a staff member at VCU.
Proficiency with general office software applications, including
Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required.
Excellent verbal/written communication and customer service skills
Preferred Education and Experience
Candidates should possess the ability to analyze financial
transactions for variances and to create ad hoc reports.
Experience in budget development, expense forecasting, financial
reconciliation, and the ability to interpret and apply complex
government regulations will be preferred.
Systems experience in Banner, RealSource, Chrome River, SAS,
ARMICS, and familiarity with university policies surrounding
University title: Financial Specialist 1-6
Position will remain open until filled with a priority application
date of January 25th, 2022
Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine is a
premier academic medical center located in the heart of Richmond.
Accounting for almost half of VCU’s sponsored research, the School
of Medicine is internationally recognized for patient care and
education. VCU School of Medicine comprises 18 clinical
departments, eight basic health science departments, and 11
affiliated institutes and centers, and provides preeminent
education to physicians and scientists in order to improve the
quality of healthcare for humanity. All full-time university staff
are eligible for our generous benefits package that includes
choices for health,vision, and dental coverage, life-insurance,
short and long-term disability coverage, retirement planning,
tax-deferred annuity and cash match programs, flexible spending
accounts, tuition benefits, significant paid-time off,12 paid
holidays, and more. Explore our benefits further here:
The School of Medicine continuously strives for our workplace and
learning environment to reflect the demographic and social milieu
of the communities we serve. All qualified applicants are
encouraged to apply.
Salary Range: $50,000 -$60,000
Department: School of Medicine, Dean's Office
Employment Type: UF - University Employee FT
Restricted Status: No
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt
Contact Name: Ann-marie Taranto
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org