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Financial Services Assistant

(Financial Assistant I, UCP I)

The Office of the Vice President for Research, Sponsored Program Services at the University of Connecticut is seeking an energetic Financial Services Assistant to join our Financial Services team.

Under the supervision of the Manager of Financial Services, the Financial Services team provides oversight to the fiscal management of sponsored research awards accepted by the University.  The Financial Services Assistant will be responsible for assisting with the accounting and book-keeping functions related to the billings and collections of sponsored research accounts, including interim financial reporting, invoicing, drawdown of federal funds for letter of credit awards and cash application in a variety of forms.

Specific responsibilities include:  Maintenance of monthly billing cycle and preparation of accounts receivable invoices to sponsors of grants and awards through a variety of on-line invoicing systems; receipt of monies in a variety of forms, including wire transfers, state transfer invoices, and online drawdowns; preparation and accounting system entry of journal vouchers to record billings and cash receipts; preparation of quarterly and ad hoc financial reports; trouble-shooting and serving as a liaison to sponsors, researchers, and university staff regarding billing requests and inquiries; following up on outstanding invoices; other duties as required.

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:  Associates degree in accounting or bookkeeping; two years’ experience in accounting or bookkeeping; accuracy and attention to detail; excellent verbal and written communication skills; excellent interpersonal and customer-service orientation; familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel and Word; ability to multitask, prioritize and manage large workload in fast-paced environment under pressure of deadlines; and excellent record-keeping and follow-up skills.

Preferred qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree in accounting; sound knowledge of accounting practices and procedures; experience with online, electronic financial processing; demonstrated accuracy, skill, and efficiency in performing arithmetical computations and data entry; and experience in analyzing financial transactions and reconciliation of accounts

The University of Connecticut offers a comprehensive package of salary and benefits.  For a full list of duties and responsibilities please refer to the position description located at www.research.uconn.edu.

Screening of applicants will begin immediately.  Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, resume and a list of at least three professional references via UConn Jobs (https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs/) “Staff Positions .”

For confidential inquiries or additional information please contact:

Laurie Pudlo, Administrative Manager
Office of the Vice President for Research
University of Connecticut
laurie.pudlo@uconn.edu
860-486-4247

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The University of Connecticut (UConn) is a Land Grant and Sea Grant college and member of the Space Grant Consortium, and is ranked among the top 19 public universities in the nation according to the 2018 U.S. News and World Report.   In support of an ambitious state investment in economic development, higher education, and research, the Office of the Vice President for Research seeks highly motivated, skilled, and engaged individuals to work within an increasingly diverse and complex research environment.  

www.research.uconn.edu