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Virginia Tech

Location: BlacksburgVA 24061 Document ID: AC266-0KUH Posted on: 2018-09-2709/27/2018 Job Type: Full-time

Job Schedule:Full-time

Financial Specialist

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT-serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:
Reporting to the Associate Director of Business and Finance, the Financial Specialist will work the Business Services units to prepare timely, accurate, and comprehensive reconciliations and journal entries for units. The monthly reconciliation process involves reconciling enterprise system data to the VT accounting system (Banner). The Financial Analyst also assists with budget and financial analyses for units. This position is responsible for ensuring compliance with all relevant Federal, State, and University policies and procedures.

Required Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business, Finance, Management or related field, or training and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree.
- Accounting experience in a professional level accounting position.
- Demonstrated working knowledge of General Accepted Accounting Principles ( GAAP ).
- Thorough knowledge of procurement and business principles with the ability to research, perform complex calculations, analyze accounts, and create reports.
- Experience preparing detailed reconciliations.
- Excellent organizational and time management skills.
- Proficiency in MS Office Suite within Windows operating system environments, specifically Excel.
- Evidence of strong interpersonal skills including effective communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Previous work in higher education.
- Experience with SCT Banner systems, or similar enterprise system.

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