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Job No. 148990

  • Job Title:
  • Financial Specialist III
  • Employer:
  • University of Idaho
  • Location:
  • Moscow , ID
  • Posting Date:
  • 17-Mar-2023
  • Description:
  • Position Overview
    Responsible for providing complex technical support for daily financial operations by performing a variety of tasks following policies and procedures. In addition to processing a variety of financial transactions and maintaining records, the position compiles data and generates routine and ad hoc financial reports.

    Duties may include:
    Purchasing identified goods and services
    Submitting invoices and receipts for payment
    Accepting and recording payments
    Reconciling purchasing card statements
    Processing travel claims and reimbursements
    Tracking transactions through completion in the centralized financial system
    Filing and maintaining unit-level finance documents
    Originating personnel actions and processing corrections to pay in the centralized financial system
    Developing, compiling, and summarizing data for routine reports and ad hoc financial management reports
    Researching and correcting discrepancies or errors
    Providing assistance to departments on questions related to invoices, receipts, financial reports and other transactions
    Researching, analyzing, and making recommendations for management decision making
    Serving as departmental grant administrator, assisting principal investigator with pre- and post-award financial activities. May participate in budget development and compilation and submission of proposals and project reports
    Other duties as assigned
    Unit URL
    Position Qualifications
    Required Experience
    Three years providing financial processing support within an electronic finance system
    Using spreadsheet software to compile, summarize, analyze, and report on financial data
    Interpreting and applying financial stewardship policies, procedures, rules and regulations
    Required Education
    High School Diploma or equivalent

    Required Other
    Requires the ability to travel between locations during the business day for meetings and support of program activities;
    Work non-standard hours as needed.

    Additional Preferred
    Bachelor’s 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
    Degree Requirement Listed degree qualification is required at time of application
  •  Contact information:
  • University of Idaho
  • Moscow, ID 83844
  • United States
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