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Finance Generalist

Charlottesville

Finance Generalist

  • R0043578
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Finance
  • The University of Virginia
The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences' Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Virginia seeks a Finance Generalist. The successful candidate will have duties involving the department’s financial analysis, accounting, purchasing, account reconciliation, budget projections, and other high-level operational support and fiscal-related responsibilities.

Even if you don’t have the experience supporting all the functions needed for this position, we encourage you to apply. We will provide you with the training and support needed to be successful.

The incumbent will provide analytical support for budget projects, preparation of budget and financial reports, assist in preparing annual budget, monthly financial review and reports, forecasting, and month-end and year-end close. Analyze past, present, and future trends to predict future financial performance. The incumbent will be responsible for consistent evaluations of current processes and systems, while recommending appropriate changes to best practices, and work on fiscal issues, which may include reviewing, researching, and recommending alternative strategies.

This position will also interface with faculty to discuss their account balances, review expenses, coordinate funding, submit corrections and adjustments in Workday, and faculty payroll costing support. The ability to synthesize financial information and provide sound advice to researchers, administrators, faculty, and department managers will also be essential to be successful in this opportunity. The incumbent will also interact and provide financial support for other positions in the department while fostering teamwork and collaboration.

This position is responsible for a variety of professional level work across various financial disciplines, such as accounting, budget, payroll, financial analysis, purchasing, and treasury. Expectations include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage and reconcile funds in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and University procedures. Ensure accurate financial analysis of financial statements.
  • Oversee day-to-day financial operations of the department, monitor accounting operations, research and make recommendations on resource allocations, plan and coordinate data management, record-keeping, and financial reporting needs.
  • Monitor operating budgets, expenditures, endowment income, and foundation budgets, where appropriate.
  • Assist and advise faculty and staff members of budgetary and related problems; communicate financial information in various formats, inform appropriate staff members of financial state of various projects
  • Track and Analyze fund accounts, special projects, or tasks to ensure appropriate entries are made and monitor the account balances.
  • Reconcile departmental accounts for suspense and accounts receivable.
  • Investigate and resolve budget discrepancies.
  • Perform necessary corrections and adjustments in the financial system.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.


This position will be primarily in-person during the Spring 2023 semester and likely transition to hybrid/remote (3 days in the office, 2 days remote) in the Fall 2023 semester if performance expectations are met.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 2 years of work experience,OR equivalent combination of education, experience, and certifications.
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), and strong skills in Excel.


Hiring range: $60,000 - $70,000 per year

This position will remain open until filled. This is an Exempt level benefited position. This position will not sponsor applicants for work visas. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. For questions about the position or the application process, please contact Daniel Strong, Senior Recruiter at das6zb@virginia.edu

How to Apply:

Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration, please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box.

Process for External Applicants: Please apply through Workday , and search for ‘ R0043578' . Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address).

Process for Internal UVA Applicants: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs,” and search for ‘ R0043578 .’ Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address).

COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visitthe UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpageprior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirementsandguidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

 

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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