Accounts Payable & Travel Financial Assistant 2

Job description

Search #: 494975
Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Fiscal, Accounting and Budget


The University of Connecticut (UConn) is proud to be a national “Top 20” public research institution. Our people are our most important asset in our continued pursuit of excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities throughout the University, but also an enriching work environment.

Under the general direction of the designated administrator, this position reviews, audits and processes all transactions described within University Policies, Travel policy, and other related University policies. The incumbent must be able to work in a fast paced environment, make swift and informed decisions regarding routine matters and situations and be able to collaboratively work with members of the Accounts Payable/Reimbursement team, University community and University Suppliers. This position has a customer service focus and in addition will also be responsible for carrying out special projects as assigned.


  • Oversee the University’s advance reconciliation process; auditing and reconciling transactions against the advances to University policy, review of outstanding advances with Departments for timely clearing and posting:
  • Auditing Concur travel and expense reports to ensure compliance with the Travel and Entertainment policy; review for allowability, reasonableness, and appropriateness. Assure that appropriate documentation has been included in the expense report to support expenditure with Federal, State and University policy.
  • Composes correspondence and other documents; communicates authoritative information and serves as a resource regarding policies and procedures, with responsibility to interpret such policies and procedures. Communicates with other university offices and/or outside agencies to request information or to provide information. Assists with training for university faculty and staff regarding changes in travel policy and procedures.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business operations or in a related field or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Two (2) years’ or more of related experience working in an accounts payable office processing invoices and travel reimbursements. Demonstrated experience with a travel reimbursement software system such as Concur, PeopleSoft or Chrome. Good interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing. Ability to independently resolve problems. Good organizational skills with demonstrated attention to detail. Strong customer service skills. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.


Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in accounting, finance, business operations or related field. Experience with project management and process improvement. Demonstrated ERP experience using software, such as Oracle, KFS, PeopleSoft. Strong audit, analytical and problem-solving skills. Working knowledge of Concur SAP systems. Experience working in NCAA Division I school and athletic team travel.


This is a full-time, permanent position. Salary will commensurate with successful candidate’s background and experience.


Please apply online at, Staff Positions, Search #494975 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.

Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on January 20, 2021.

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.

Advertised: Jan 06 2021 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Jan 20 2021 Eastern Standard Time




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Posted: 1/7/2021
Application Due: 1/20/2021
Work Type: Full Time