Financial Specialist III

University of Idaho

Moscow, ID

ID: 7134626
Posted: March 17, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Overview
Responsible for providing complex technical support for daily financial operations by performing a variety of tasks following policies and procedures. In addition to processing a variety of financial transactions and maintaining records, the position compiles data and generates routine and ad hoc financial reports.

Duties may include:
Purchasing identified goods and services
Submitting invoices and receipts for payment
Accepting and recording payments
Reconciling purchasing card statements
Processing travel claims and reimbursements
Tracking transactions through completion in the centralized financial system
Filing and maintaining unit-level finance documents
Originating personnel actions and processing corrections to pay in the centralized financial system
Developing, compiling, and summarizing data for routine reports and ad hoc financial management reports
Researching and correcting discrepancies or errors
Providing assistance to departments on questions related to invoices, receipts, financial reports and other transactions
Researching, analyzing, and making recommendations for management decision making
Serving as departmental grant administrator, assisting principal investigator with pre- and post-award financial activities. May participate in budget development and compilation and submission of proposals and project reports
Other duties as assigned
Unit URL
Position Qualifications
Required Experience
Three years providing financial processing support within an electronic finance system
Using spreadsheet software to compile, summarize, analyze, and report on financial data
Interpreting and applying financial stewardship policies, procedures, rules and regulations
Required Education
High School Diploma or equivalent

Required Other
Requires the ability to travel between locations during the business day for meetings and support of program activities;
Work non-standard hours as needed.

Additional Preferred
Bachelor’s degree or higher in Business and Accounting;
Four or more years of work-related experience;
Good knowledge of: accounting theory, principles, and practices; accepted bookkeeping procedures and practices; and financial records management;
Good knowledge of: office support functions including word processing, spreadsheets, filing, composing a variety of business documents, and researching, compiling and summarizing data for reports;
Experience with: identifying, researching, and correcting errors in financial transactions; making financial projections; and researching and compiling financial information and preparing summaries and reports;
Demonstrated ability to: communicate effectively orally and in writing; manage a high volume of work in an organized, transparent, and timely manner; independently solve problems/perform liaison activities in a work setting; and learn new procedures, policies, computer tasks and skills with minimal training;
Experience with University of Idaho programs, financial procedures and systems including: Banner, Argos, Electronic Personnel Action Forms (EPAF), VandalWeb administrative applications;
Knowledge of: University of Idaho, State of Idaho and federal policies and practices related to grants management;
Proficient use of Microsoft Office applications, in particular Microsoft Excel worksheets and the use of pivot tables;
Experience with supervising and managing staff and student trainees inputting expenditures and processing related financial documents.
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions
Degree Requirement Listed degree qualification is required at time of application