Financial Management Specialist

The University of Vermont

Location: Burlington, Vermont

Type: Full Time

Education: Bachelor's Degree

Experience: 1 - 2 Years

The University of Vermont is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.

Posting Summary

Perform routine to moderately complex and specialized financial activities in support of the Department of Pharmacology. Administer accounting practices of all budgets and financial records in support of University financial systems. Review, analyze, and reconcile all department and grant budgets. Perform finance and budget transactions (across all funds). Initiate, verify, and process financial forms and transactions to include purcard reallocations, purchase orders, contracts, travel forms, expense transfers and check requests. Prepare monthly financial reports for faculty and business manager. Track budget expenditures and verify allowable expenses; resolve discrepancies, exceptions, and errors pertinent to financial transactions and reporting, ensure compliance with University and regulatory provisions. Maintain confidentiality in all financial matters and use judgement in determining individual work tasks, methods and priorities.

Minimum Qualifications (or equivalent combination of education and experience)

Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business related field and one to three years of financial management experience required. Attention to detail, effective communication and team-collaboration skills required. Microsoft Office proficiency, Microsoft Excel expertise, and knowledge of PeopleSoft software required. Demonstrated ability to generate financial reports, manage multiple tasks, and effectively perform duties within a deadline-driven environment required.

Desirable Qualifications

Experience with research grant budget management in an academic setting highly desirable. Familiarity with UVM processes.

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