Financial Assistant 1, (UCP 1) CLAS Business Services Center

Storrs, CT
Mar 29, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Financial Assistant 1, (UCP 1) CLAS Business Services Center
Job ID: 2017472
Location: Storrs Campus
Full/Part Time:
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Posting


Under the direction of the Grants and Contracts Manager within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, keeps complete set of records of financial transactions for various units, along with providing faculty support in all aspects of grant administration.

  1. Analyze and verify details of transactions on grant and contract accounts such as invoices, requisitions and other disbursements in conjunction with university and college policies and procedures.
  2. Provide statistical information on various expenditures and compiles regular reports pertinent to the operation of each faculty member utilizing electronic spreadsheets and databases.
  3. Provide data for proposal development, prepares budget/budget justifications, completes standard forms and monitors expenditures for compliance with approved budget limits and applicable policies.
  4. Monitor, track, interpret and maintain all fiscal records for multiple accounts for faculty including payroll records, purchasing, travel, and other disbursements to ensure compliance within federal, state and university policies.
  5. Resolve outstanding issues on grant and contact accounts including follow up on problems to assure timely and accurate completion of work.
  6. Independently prepare correspondence related to pre- and post-award issues.
  7. Serve as main liaison between UConn units, faculty, and external sponsors.
  8. Review post-award effort reports and managed effort certification process for assigned departments.
  9. Maintain files and grant management database.
  10. Perform related duties as required.

  1. Associates degree in accounting or bookkeeping.
  2. Two years' experience in accounting or bookkeeping.

  1. Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business or related field.
  2. Experience working in a higher education setting.
  3. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  4. Demonstrated customer service skills.
  5. Excellent computer skills including experience with Microsoft programs.


Anticipated salary in mid-thirties with excellent healthcare and retirement package.


Upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references via UConn Jobs. Address correspondence to Allison Goldsnider and include search number 2017472. Screening will begin immediately and the search will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Priority will be given to applications received by April 11, 2017. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2017472)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on May 7, 2017.

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