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Coordinator for Student Organization Finance


Coordinator for Student Organization Finance

  • req3021
  • Richmond, Virginia, United States, 23284
  • DSA Finance Service Center
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
*** Sign on Bonus 2000.00***

Position: Coordinator for Student Organization Finance (Sr Financial Technician 1)

  • The Coordinator for Student Organization Finance serves as the primary financial educator, trainer and
    advisor to Division of Student Affairs Student Activity Fee (SAF) funded student organizations (and
    faculty/staff that advise them).
  • Develops, implements, and maintains student org finance training and education programs
  • Develops and manages student org finance policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Reviews, compiles, distributes all financial transactions for SAF funded student organizations
  • Ensures that all financial reporting systems for student organizations are maintained and that financial
    records for student organizations are up to date

Typical Duties

Senior Finance Technicians possess greater knowledge of administrative, logistical, operational, and
technical tasks related to the financial services field, distinguishing them from Finance Technicians. They
are further distinguished by the complexity of assigned work; an ability to identify options and develop
solutions for unique or unprecedented situations; greater decision-making authority; and the judgment,
resourcefulness, and ability to identify issues and/or areas that should be addressed differently. They are
resources for others, participating in mentoring, coaching, and training.

  • Builds the student org finance module every year and archives the previous year's data
  • Processes budget allocations in the system
  • Inspects all purchase requests for completion and budget availability before compiling and distributing
  • Approves all purchase requests and assigns to a finance technician (FT)
  • Submits index requests and cross checks historical lists
  • Performs reconciliations monthly
  • Assists with student org finance reporting
  • Designs and updates the student org finance training, quizzes, and manual
  • Provides finance training to student orgs (including SGA) & faculty/staff advisors
  • Maintains communication to students, faculty, and staff
  • Serves as liaison with GSA, FSL, & SCC advisors on finance processes, policies, procedures, and submission templates/standards
  • Serves as liaison with The Commons and other DSA areas

Typical Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently handle a variety of tasks in a high-volume and fast-paced area.
  • Ability to comprehend policies and procedures and guide students and faculty/staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with others both written and orally.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Ability to prepare reports and read, follow, and utilize complex financial reports generated by others.
  • Ability to analyze complex information and problem-solve.
  • Must be proficient in excel
  • Prior Finance Technician experience at VCU

Preferred Hiring Standards
  • Degree in a business or student development related field.
  • Several years of experience in a state/government business environment.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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