Financial Assistant 1 (UCP 1)

Storrs, CT
Aug 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Financial Assistant 1 (UCP 1)
Job ID: 2018057
Location: Storrs Campus
Full/Part Time:
Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Job Posting

The Institute of Materials Science is seeking applicants for a full-time Financial Assistant 1 (UCP 1) for the University of Connecticut. The Institute of Materials Science is an interdisciplinary Institute with a threefold mission fostering education, research and outreach in all areas of the materials sciences. Under the direction of the Assistant Finance Director of the Institute, the incumbent will be closely involved in the financial and grant-reporting transactions for the Institute's activities. This position will provide 50% support to a prestigious MURI-ONR award and the other 50% to the overall Institute of Materials Science by keeping a complete set of records of financial transactions for various units, along with providing faculty support in all aspects of grant administration.

Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Provide fiscal, technical and administrative support to the MURI-ONR award.
  2. 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.
  3. Provide statistical information on various expenditures and compile regular reports pertinent to the operation of each faculty member utilizing electronic spreadsheets and databases.
  4. Provide data for proposal development, prepares budget/budget justifications, completes standard forms and monitors expenditures for compliance with approved budget limits and applicable policies.
  5. Prepares, process and monitors, tracks, interprets and maintains 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.
  6. Resolve outstanding issues on grant and contract accounts including follow up on problems to assure timely and accurate completion of work.
  7. Independently prepare correspondence related to pre- and post-award issues.
  8. Serve as main liaison between UConn units, faculty, and external sponsors.
  9. Review post-award effort reports and managed effort certification process for assigned departments.
  10. Maintain files and grant management database.
  11. Perform related duties as required.

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

Preferred Qualifications
  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.

Appointment Terms

This is a full time position for one year, with annual renewals. This position is expected to have a duration through July 31, 2020, with a possible extension until July 31, 2022.

To Apply

For full consideration, please upload a well-written cover letter outlining your qualifications for the position, resume and a list of 3 professional references and their contact information. Screening will begin immediately and the search will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Priority will be given to applications received by September 1, 2017. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2018057).

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on September 14, 2017

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.


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