Posting Summary: The University of Virginia's Division of Student Affairs is seeking a motivated and creative self-starter to be its new Finance Coordinator. The Division promotes the intellectual, cultural, personal, and social development of students while enhancing their physical and psychological well-being.
Student Affairs is transforming the way it creates budgets, analyzes data, and pairs finance with strategy. As part of this transformation, the Finance Coordinator will be located in the UVA Career Center (UCC), representing the Student Affairs finance team. Specializing in financial transactions, reconciliations, budget tracking, expense approval, and monthly financial reporting, the Coordinator reports to the Director of Finance. The incumbent is part of a finance team that has an exploratory mindset that sees data as a way to find answers. It is crucial that the Finance Coordinator build strong, collaborative relationships with UCC colleagues and be committed to the Student Affairs core values of academic rigor, honor, student self-governance, public service, diversity and multiculturalism, and health and wellness.
Acting as the finance and procurement expert, the Finance Coordinator's responsibilities include, but are not limited to: preparing accounts and reconciliations; approving expense reports and processing payment vouchers and POs; ensuring compliance with University and state requirements; and managing accounts receivable activities. In addition, the Coordinator works collaboratively to align budgets to long range planning assumptions and collaborates across Student Affairs on data projects to look at a subject from many different angles. Working closely with the Director of Finance, the incumbent helps prepare the annual UCC budget and is responsible for other special projects and duties as assigned by senior leadership.
A high school diploma is required, as is four or more years of relevant professional experience. Experience with financial reconciliations is essential, as is the ability to effectively process financial transactions. The ability to conduct independent research and approach data inquisitively is required, as is the ability to collaboratively communicate with stakeholders. Attention to detail and the ability to meet deadlines in a fast paced work environment is also required. Proficiency in Excel is required, and confidence with databases/reporting tools is a must. Preference will be given to candidates with exceptional oral and written communication skills, excellent organization, and to those with the proven ability to think and act both strategically and tactfully.
To apply visit https://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting 0624311. Complete a staff application and include a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references. Review of applications begins November 5. For questions about the position or the application process please contact Michele Jarman, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Required Minimum Level of Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent Required
Required Specific Degree/Training: High School Diploma
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Considerable - 4 to 7 years
Required Specific Experience: At least four years of relevant experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: -Experience with financial reconciliations -Ability to effectively process financial transactions -Ability to conduct independent research and approach data inquisitively -Ability to collaboratively communicate with stakeholders -Attention to detail, and -Ability to meet deadlines in a fast paced work environment.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: -Excellent organizational skills -Excellent oral and written communication skills -Ability to think and act strategically and tactically
Required Computer Applications: Proficient in Excel and confidence with databases/reporting tools
Internal Number: 353_85825
About University of Virginia
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of benefits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.