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Assistant Director of Business Affairs

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Work type: Administrative & Professional
Senior management: Executive VP & Provost
Department: Academic Resource Management
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Categories: Business / Accounting / Finance

Job Description

The Assistant Director is responsible for performing a variety of business functions within the Provost Office’s Business Services Unit, such as: budgeting, financial planning, reconciliations, procurement, travel arrangements, reimbursements, fixed asset tracking, wage payroll, timeclock administration, and file maintenance. This position will primarily provide business/financial support to the Office of Inclusion & Diversity (OID), which leads, coordinates, and advises on the University’s distributed model of inclusion and diversity. OID also oversees the Student Opportunities and Achievement Resources (SOAR) program and the university’s Cultural and Community Centers; coordinates funding for the university’s Equity and Social Disparity for the Human Condition (ESDHC) Strategic Growth Area, and for faculty/staff caucuses. Additionally, the assistant director will provide guidance and supervision to a fiscal support staff.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in business, accounting, or related field, with experience directly related or a Master's degree. Demonstrated understanding of government and nonprofit fund accounting concepts and generally accepted accounting principles. Experience in a financial role in higher education, with exposure to fund accounting, budgeting, payroll, funds handling, procurement, and accounts receivable. Demonstrated ability to work with, and in service of, a diverse workforce and student body. Effective communication skills, both orally and in writing. Experience with budget management development and analysis; strong office software skills such as accounting and data base management systems, spreadsheets, and word processing software.

Preferred Qualifications

Understanding of the budgeting process, main funding sources and the university financial structure. Experience using Excel and reporting tools such as Scoop, Micro-Strategy, or similar programs. Supervisory experience. Experience performing monthly fund reconciliations in Banner. Experience coordinating travel arrangements and processing travel authorizations in the university’s ChromeRiver system. Experience processing procurement requests utilizing the HokieMart system or the university’s purchasing card.

Appointment Type

Regular

Review Date

August 31, 2022

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 Lisha Farrier at Lfarrier@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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