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Job ID: 121816

Financial Specialist
University of Idaho

Date Posted Apr. 5, 2019
Title Financial Specialist
University University of Idaho
Moscow, ID, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Fiscal Services

University of Idaho

Financial Specialist

Location: Moscow

Division/College: College of Education, Health & Human Sciences

Employee Category: Classified

Pay Range: $19.09 per hour or higher depending on education and experience

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:

Performs a variety of budget and fiscal functions to support and implement the US Department of Health and Human Services funded Center on Disabilities and Human Development (CDHD) - a university center for excellence in developmental disabilities research, education, and service - and leveraged state and federally funded projects and related accounts (currently funded at $8M/year.) Works with a high degree of independence, assuring that work load is managed in an organized, timely, and transparent manner. Ensures that best practices in financial management are followed, and projects are compliant with University procedures and Federal funding agency legislation and regulations.

Minimum Qualifications:

Vocational or technical training in Business and Accounting with 3 years of related work experience
Experience debiting and crediting transactions in bookkeeping records;
Experience reconciling accounts;
Experience interpreting and applying regulations and policies; and
Experience using Microsoft Office applications

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelors degree or higher in Business and Accounting
Four or more years of work-related experience
Good knowledge of: accounting theory, principles, and practices; accepted bookkeeping procedures and practices; and financial records management
Good knowledge of: office support functions including word processing, spreadsheets, filing, composing a variety of business documents, and researching, compiling and summarizing data for reports
Experience with: identifying, researching, and correcting errors in financial transactions; making financial projections; and researching and compiling financial information and preparing summaries and reports;
Demonstrated ability to: communicate effectively orally and in writing; manage a high volume of work in an organized, transparent, and timely manner; independently solve problems/perform liaison activities in a work setting; and learn new procedures, policies, computer tasks and skills with minimal training;
Experience with University of Idaho programs, financial procedures and systems including: Banner, Argos, Electronic Personnel Action Forms (EPAF), VandalWeb administrative applications
Knowledge of: University of Idaho, State of Idaho and federal policies and practices related to grants management
Proficient use of Microsoft Office applications, in particular Microsoft Excel worksheets and the use of pivot tables
Experience with supervising and managing staff and student trainees inputting expenditures and processing related financial documents

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Posting Number: SP002139P

Posting Date: 04/03/2019

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:

Applicants need to address each individual minimum qualification, along with preferred qualifications that apply, in the required letter of qualification.

Applications received by April 21, 2019 will receive first consideration.

Position will remain open until a suitable pool of candidates is identified.

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

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EEO Statement

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


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