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Fiscal Technician - School of Architecture/School of Design

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Work type: Staff
Senior management: Architecture, Arts, and Design
Department: School of Architecture
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia, Hybrid
Categories: Business / Accounting / Finance, Administrative / Clerical

Job Description

Reporting to the Business Manager for both the School of Architecture and the School of Design, the Fiscal Technician assists with all aspects of fiscal management primarily for both schools. Primary duties include budget monitoring, reconciliation, and reporting; purchasing and accounts payable; accounts receivable; travel; wage payroll reconciliation; wage hiring; management of fiscal assets; data gathering and preparation of ad hoc financial reports; and the assistance with other financial and administrative duties as requested. This role will also cross-train with other Fiscal Technicians and, working as a collaborative member of the college’s fiscal team.

The College of Architecture, Arts, and Design at Virginia Tech affirms our collective responsibility to encourage, build, and embrace the polyculturalism of our world. We do this by acknowledging and addressing our past, recognizing our current responsibility, and acting in the interests of building and sustaining communities that are truly safe, supportive, and inclusive for all. Our commitment is to continually and proactively engage in these processes for the benefit of our students, staff, and faculty across the college, and the communities around the world we aim to serve.

Required Qualifications

Fiscal and/or administrative support experience in a professional setting. Understanding of financial principles and procedures. Computer proficiency, particularly with Microsoft office applications such as Excel. Demonstrated multitasking, troubleshooting and problem solving skills. Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills. Ability to audit, reconcile, detect errors, inconsistencies or discrepancies. Ability to work independently with little supervision; Strong customer service orientation. Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated proficiency with financial and human resources information systems such as Banner or equivalent software. Experience such as working with payroll, travel reimbursement, and management of fixed assets. Knowledge of university fiscal policies and procedures.

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Salary Information

Salary range is $43,000 - $45,000 per year

Review Date

June 5, 2024

Additional Information

This position is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement (up to two days of telework each week) following a fully onsite onboarding period to support successful training and transition.

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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