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Financial Associate II- College of Arts and Sciences

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN
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Jul 20, 2021

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Financial Associate II- College of Arts and Sciences

 (Full-time, Non-exempt, Market Range 5)

The College of Arts and Sciences is seeking a Financial Associate II This position works closely with the Humanities Business Manager and for the department heads of Classics, Philosophy, and Religious Studies as well as the Director of the Tennessee Humanities Center to manage the financial and human resource operations of those units. 


    Responsible for Accounts Payable (process accounting transactions in IRIS for invoices, contracts, purchase orders, deposits, honorarium/consultant payments, petty cash reimbursements, and internal transfer vouchers. Ensure documents are in compliance of fiscal policies and procedures. Place orders on the procurement card, verify and distribute procurement card charges/credits to designated financial accounts. Perform complex posting of procurement card receipts for minor equipment. Create vendor requests. Process travel requests and reimbursements)     Responsible for initiating and following-up on correspondence regarding financial issuesAssist the Humanities Business Manager with preparation of accounting and financial reports for multiple accounts Assist the Humanities Business Manager with annual preparation of the departmental budgetsManage Human Resources Activities (work with constituent department heads to ensure positions are managed in a manner consistent with the departmental budgets and to ensure timely and correct payments of employees. Process human resource appointments/changes) Record and enter biweekly and monthly timesheets of departmental staff and staff of the Tennessee Humanities Center   Review new or renewal H1-B and J-1 requests for employees and visitors. Analyze departmental payroll data for preparation of Wage Calculations for H1-B applications


Required: High School Degree plus three years of accounting experience in higher education. Conceptual knowledge/understanding of basic accounting principles. Demonstrated knowledge of a complex accounting system such as SAP. Demonstrated ability to synthesize, summarize and communicate complex information. Demonstrated creative problem-solving ability. Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse group of faculty, staff, and students. Effective communication skills (written and verbal). Demonstrated command of spreadsheets, word processing, and presentation software.  Ability to prioritize, multi-task and work under pressure with time-sensitive deadlines.  Ability to work both independently and as a team member.

Preferred: Bachelor’s degree or five years of accounting experience in higher education in an academic department.


Job: Other Admin Asst/Secr/Clerical
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-Knoxville
Organization: Administration-Arts & Sciences
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Jun 10, 2021, 3:06:04 PM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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