Careers at Virginia Tech

Business Manager

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Work type: Staff
Senior management: Vice Pres-Outreach & Intrntl Affrs
Department: Economic Development
Location: Blacksburg Area
Categories: Business / Accounting / Finance

Job Description

This position will provide financial and operational support for multiple grant sponsored projects and for departmental business transactions including purchasing and payroll. Coordinate the formulation, and assist with the development and allocation of project budgets. Reconcile monthly accounting statements and maintain accounting files. Develop new project cost proposals with assistance of CECE faculty. Provide accurate and timely financial report to the director and to the CECE faculty. Responsible for purchasing for project and departmental needs. Must be a team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business management or related area and/or equivalent training and experience; demonstrated working knowledge of general accepted accounting principles; strong computer skills to include working with spreadsheets and databases; experience working with detailed information; high degree of proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications; excellent analytical and interpersonal and communications skills; ability to research, investigate, analyze and evaluate data;

Preferred Qualifications

Professional level experience in governmental and/or fund accounting; working knowledge of OMB circulars; demonstrated working knowledge of budgeting, including preparation, tracking and reporting of budgets; significant experience in a university-sponsored programs or grants office.

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Salary Information

Commensurate with experience up to a budget maximum of $57,000

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Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation of COVID-19 vaccination or receive approval from the university for a vaccination exemption due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.


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 Sarah Lyon-Hill at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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