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Financial Services Associate

Business / Accounting / Finance


Financial Services Associate

  • 520819
  • Roanoke, Virginia, United States
  • Fralin Biomedical Res. Institute
  • Business / Accounting / Finance
  • Staff
  • Virginia Tech University

Job Description

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Finance and Core Management, the Financial Services Associate provides leadership and coordination of day-to-day fiscal operations for the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute. Serves as a primary point of contact for the VT Controller’s Office on all procurement issues. Provides education and guidance on individual laboratory start-up procurement issues and associated policies. Manage funds handling processes. Manage ClinCard (participant payment) processes. Institutional procurement related responsibilities and tasks of this position include: Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and vendor relations. Primary fiscal tasks include: Hokie Mart Requestor/Receiver, Access management, Hokie Mart quotation review to ensure cost effective delivery, quality, and lead time, service center recoveries, VTF processing, Records Management, Oversight of reimbursement requests including travel reimbursements, Chrome River processes, business/operational reimbursements, and VTF processing. The Administrative tasks of this position include maintaining effective internal controls, training and supporting 30+ lab groups with Hokie Mart usage, petty cash loan payment processing in accordance with state and federal policies and procedures, providing assistance to faculty, lab managers, students and clients in a confidential and professional manner. This position works closely with the Virginia Tech Controller’s Office, the University Bursar’s Office, Environmental Health and Safety, Purchasing and FBRI Resource Management and Operations.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Business,
Finance or related field or equivalent combination of training and experience.
Demonstrated proficiency with current office computer software such as Excel, Word, Outlook.
Demonstrated knowledge and ability to support fiscal processes via accounting, accounts payable, bookkeeping and/or related experience.
Demonstrated experience with Web Reports, Banner Finance, or similar financial or accounting related system.
Demonstrated working knowledge of the university research environment.

Preferred Qualifications

Working knowledge of Virginia Tech policies and procedures.
Experience with HokieMart, Banner and Chrome River.
Professional office experience in an academic, medical or business environment.
Familiarity with federal and state regulatory and compliance concerns and applicability to universities.
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Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Brittany Shelton at sheltb@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.


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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