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Financial Specialist

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Work type: Staff
Senior management: Vice President for Student Affairs
Department: Dining Serv - Gen & Admin
Categories: Business / Accounting / Finance, Student Affairs / Services

Job Description

Provide accounting support, financial analysis and administrative support to Planning and Business Services within the Division of Student Affairs. Financial responsibilities will include generating miscellaneous reports as requested, maintaining financial spreadsheets/databases, analyzing data, preparing journal entries, performing reconciliations. Administrative support will include making cash deposits, accounts receivable billing and processing of invoices.

Required Qualifications

Experience with compiling reports by gathering, analyzing, summarizing and interpreting data. |Ability to make independent decisions in a complex environment.|Must be able to work independently and take initiative to meet needs of department and those it serves. |Demonstrated initiative to independently plan, organize and prioritize workload.|Demonstrated ability to work effectively with detailed work and large volumes of information.|Experience using automated systems, personal computers and software such as Excel in an accounting oriented environment.|Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to provide customer service in a courteous manner and work effectively with diverse groups of people.|

Preferred Qualifications

Associate's Degree and/or equivalent training and experience in finance, accounting or related area. Experience working in a university setting. Experience processing reports, spreadsheets, purchase requisitions, accounts receivable billing. Experience with automated finance and purchasing systems (Banner and HokieMart/EVa). Standard office communications and procedures; and excellent customer service with effective communication. Knowledge of accounting usage of a Chart of Accounts.

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Salary Information

Up to $45,000, commensurate with experience.

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Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.


About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Makayla Caldwell at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

About Student Affairs

Student Affairs at Virginia Tech fosters a community where each student creates a customized experience to meet their goals. Building on our motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice our Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our ongoing efforts to increase access and inclusion and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth. We are actively seeking people to join our community and help us prepare leaders for the world. Our people in Student Affairs are committed to student well-being and assuring that all students Experience VT by demonstrating, supporting, and operationalizing our Aspirations for Student Learning. If you are someone dedicated to ensuring student success, then we want you to consider being a part of our team! 

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