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Finance Associate, Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Sep. 9, 2022
Title Finance Associate, Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Finance/Investment Management

Position Summary
The Finance Associate will provide administrative and financial support to the programs under the Office of UB’s Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships (BEP). These programs serve to connect industry with university resources with the mission of creating economic impact across NYS.
This position will report to the Associate Director, Finance and Operations.

The ideal candidate for this position will be a reliable and detail-oriented professional, with the ability to manage and prioritize diverse duties. You will be part of a team that helps support industry and startup growth and promotes collaboration in an inclusive environment. On the job training will be provided.

Primary duties and responsibilities for this position include:

Financial support:
Responsible for financial transactions related to expense tracking and reconciliation, personnel, and budgeting, utilizing UB business systems and QuickBooks
Participate in Procurement using university systems and processes
Serve as Inventory coordinator of capital purchases owned by the programs

Administrative Support:
Administrative support of programs as needed; may include scheduling, award tracking or other related activities.
Documenting customer engagements through client relationship management system (CRM)
Support tracking and documenting of outcomes and deliverables, to be used for reports to applicable funding agencies and requests from the University

Office Support:
Participate as a member of the Finance & Operations team to develop best practices and SOPs.
Occasionally provide back-up support to Facilities Operations staff, interacting with startup companies in the UB incubators. May include tasks like customer support, mail / package sorting, reception support.
As needed: Assist with intern onboarding and training; planning program specific events

We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. Please visit our Careers page to learn more about our department.

This position requires an on-site schedule.

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in a related field plus at least two years related experience
Must be comfortable using various forms of communication such as phone, in-person, video conferencing and email
Experience with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel
Appropriate experience may substitute for Bachelor’s degree
Preferred Qualifications
Experience with University systems and policies
Experience with Salesforce or other CRM

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