The George Mason University, College of Science (COS), invites well-qualified candidates to apply for our Junior Finance Analyst position within the Dean's Administration Office. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
The College of Science is committed to providing scientific insights into the challenges of a rapidly evolving world by fostering cutting-edge research and delivering a world-class education. The College blends excellence in science education and cutting-edge research in diverse programs such as molecular medicine, climate dynamics, planetary science, forensic science, environmental studies, and geoinformation science.
We depend on our Grants and Finance team to provide financial management of college-level research centers and programs, review department and center expenditures, review sponsored project proposals and contribute to the ongoing evolution and management of our financial processes. The incumbent will serve a critical role of maintaining the financial operations; initiating complex purchases for assigned units and other financial transactions compliant with university, state, and federal regulations, updating existing finance guides/processes, and developing and documenting new financial procedures. Working collaboratively with the Grants and Finance team, the incumbent will also generate and distribute operational reports regularly, maintain the tracking logs, and manage our college-wide finance calendars. This junior-level position provides opportunities to learn finance operations, develop new skills, and grow in the position due to a wide breadth of responsibilities.
Demonstrated knowledge of fiscal and budgetary processes;
Knowledge of general accounting principles;
Strong collaboration and team-building skills to facilitate relationships for the college with internal and external customers;
Ability to effectively and efficiently communicate;
Knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially intermediate Excel skills.
Bachelor's degree in a related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience
Knowledge of related state and federal laws, rules and regulations;
Experience in organizing and documenting processes;
Experience with a large public institution;
Experience working with relational databases;
Experience in handling confidential data (highly preferred);
Ability to research, investigate, analyze, reconcile and evaluate data;
Ability to work independently with strong organizational, interpersonal communication and multitasking skills;
Ability to work collaboratively and meet deadlines;
Strong customer service mentality.
About the College of Science:
The College of Science is a leader in scientific discovery and the creation of innovative solutions for the rapidly-changing needs of today's world. The College promotes diversity, and recruits the brightest faculty, students, and staff to create a vibrant and dynamic environment of learning and inquiry. Our faculty and students are engaged in highly advanced research that is constantly expanding the boundaries of our knowledge. We blend traditional science education with sought-after programs in disciplines as diverse as personalized medicine, infectious diseases, drug discovery, geoinformatics, climate dynamics, environmental conservation, materials science, astronomy, forensic science and applied mathematics. The College enhances the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of the University by responding to the needs of the community and creating spires of excellence. To learn more about the College of Science visit https://science.gmu.edu/.
Salary: Anticipated starting salary in the mid to high $40's; commensurate with education and experience
Location: Fairfax, VA
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About George Mason University
George Mason University is Virginia's largest public university located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. With strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering, information technology, public policy, economics, visual and performing arts, life sciences and biotechnology, Mason prepares its alumni to succeed in the workforce and meet the needs of the region and the world.