Fiscal Specialist 2

Cheney, WA
Oct 05, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Child Welfare Training and Advancement Program (CWTAP) in the School of Social Work at Eastern Washington University is currently accepting applications for fiscal specialist II. Under general direction, position performs a variety of complex and varied fiscal and administrative support functions such as analyzing and developing budgets for grants, contracts, state funds, and/or program funds, establishing and maintaining comprehensive fiscal recordkeeping systems, analyzing, establishing and maintaining cost center and/or self-sustaining accounts, maintaining professional fee records, and coordinating diverse unit-wide fiscal support functions such as travel reimbursement, purchasing and fiscal planning.

Position reports to the Director, and is expected to exercise independent judgment in developing, modifying, and maintaining multiple record keeping and reporting systems for varied and complex sources of funding; interpreting and applying rules and regulations to resolve problems; advise staff regarding applicable policies and procedures, and recommend alternative courses of action. Position uses established procedures in performing fiscal responsibilities, and ensures work is in conformance with regulations, policies and standards.

About Eastern Washington University

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern's Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.

Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Required Qualifications:
  • AA or higher level degree in Finance or related field.
  • At least three years work experience involving fiscal and budgetary responsibilities. Work must be beyond entry level fiscal/budgetary responsibilities.
    • Experience must include responsibility for multiple fiscal and budgetary functions similar to the responsibilities assigned to this position (i.e., responsibility for multiple budgets, purchasing, personnel/payroll, specialized reporting, etc.).
    • Part time experience may qualify, but must be pro-rated to its full time equivalent.
    • Additional years of relevant education may be substituted, on a year-by-year basis, for two years of the required work experience. In other words, if you have a BA degree, that would be considered equivalent to two years of experience; you would still need to offer at least one year relevant work experience in addition to a completed Bachelor's degree in Finance or other related field.
  • Strong computer skills demonstrated by three years' successful full time work experience using a variety of software programs: Excel, Word, databases, data systems, including the demonstrated ability to develop complex spreadsheets utilizing advanced features.
  • At least one year experience using an enterprise data system, preferably Banner (financial) or other large, complex, multi-dimensional data system with over 10,000 records.
  • Must offer superior verbal and written communication skills and a high level of professionalism.
  • emonstrated ability to maintain a superior level of organization.
  • Demonstrated success handling a demanding workload with overlapping deadlines and requiring great attention to detail, perseverance, initiative, and ability to function equally well taking direction and working independently, and in an environment characterized by interruptions throughout the work day and where supervision is off-site.
  • Experience maintaining both manual and electronic records and files.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply a culturally responsive and flexible approach that is sensitive to the diverse needs of the students, faculty, and administrators including needs for universal access.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Two or more years' experience performing fiscal/budgetary responsibilities in a college or university environment.
  • Experience in managing fiscal/budgetary responsibilities for grants, contracts, and/or sponsored programs.
  • One-year full time work experience demonstrating success in handling communications with a variety of different kinds of internal and external clients, such as federal, state, city, and county government agencies, professionals in the community, internal staff/managers/administrators, students, and other constituents.


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