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Business Manager

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Work type: Staff
Senior management: Architecture & Urban Studies
Department: School of Pub & Internat Affairs
Location: Blacksburg - Main Campus
Categories: Business / Accounting / Finance, Administrative / Clerical

Job Description

Manages all aspects of HR and financial management for the School of Public and International Affairs. Financial duties include budget development and monitoring; financial reporting; overseeing purchasing and accounts payable; managing and approving travel budgets, requests, and reimbursements; tracking and auditing fixed asset inventory; payroll reconciliation; and data gathering and preparation of ad hoc financial reports. HR duties include managing graduate assistantships by developing the GA/GTA budget and allocation plan, approving contracts, and tracking and awarding tuition. Additional HR duties include managing the adjunct staffing plans, summer staffing plan, and Wintermester proposals, by gathering data from program chairs and analyzing enrollment break-even points. Provide assistance with other financial and administrative duties as requested.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or equivalent training and experience in business with a concentration in accounting.

Previous work experience developing financial reports. Experience with HR, purchasing, and accounts payable.

Strong computer skills with moderate to advanced proficiency in Excel, and other MS Office programs.

Demonstrated knowledge of bookkeeping/accounting principles and procedures, and payroll and audit procedures.

Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.

Ability to audit, reconcile, detect errors, inconsistencies or discrepancies in numeric data; work independently with little supervision; maintain strict confidentiality; and produce work with a high degree of accuracy in a deadline oriented environment and within policy and budgetary limits.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated proficiency with financial and human resources information systems such as Hokiemart, Banner, Microstrategy, Web Reports, Chrome River, Summit, Labor Redistribution System, and/or University Data Commons.

Previous experience managing budgets and coordinating with leadership personnel.

Experience with administration of sponsored research projects and with university fiscal policies and procedures.

Materials Submission

Please submit your current resume, a one page cover letter detailing your qualifications and a list of three professional references with their contact information.  

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Salary Information

Commensurate with experience 

Review Date

Friday, July 1st

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.

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