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Fiscal Technician

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Work type: Staff
Senior management: Vice President for Research
Department: VTNSI
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Categories: Business / Accounting / Finance, Administrative / Clerical, Other

Job Description

The Virginia Tech National Security Institute is seeking applicants for an Fiscal Technician to provide operations support to the quickly growing Institute. The successful candidate will be responsible for purchasing, payroll, fund reconciliation, assisting with budget allocations and forecasting and monitoring of Center-related finance and operational activities. Day-to-day activities include monthly fund reconciling, preparing and executing travel and expense reimbursement requests, executing purchases by entering and receiving in Hokiemart, monitoring and updating faculty and student labor distributions among research projects, executing human resources transactions such as student assistantship contracts and Banner entry, wage payroll setup and timesheet entry, updating and maintaining program information in VTNSI databases and providing overall fiscal support to the leadership team. Assist in coordinated efforts for facilities resilience and operation. Receive packages and distribute mail to appropriate individuals.

The successful candidate must possess ability to prioritize multiple tasks, meet deadlines, work with minimal supervision and demonstrate discretion in working with confidential information. Additional job success factors include but are not limited to strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.

Required Qualifications

-Good computer skills involving data entry and database management systems.
-Good attention to detail
-Significant experience and proficiency with general office software such as spreadsheets and word processing
-Experience with filing systems.
-Previous bookkeeping experience in a professional setting

Preferred Qualifications

-Experience with large enterprise systems, such as finance, purchasing, travel, and payroll
-Bachelor's degree or lesser degree in business, accounting or related discipline or equivalent education and experience.
-Experience providing financial support in an academic/research environment.

Pay Band


Appointment Type


Salary Information

40,000 - 50,000

Review Date

February 14, 2023

Additional Information

Due to the nature of our work, all applicants must be US citizens.

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 Jesse Lippard at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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