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Financial Assistant 1

University of Connecticut
Storrs Campus

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Search #: 495988
Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Fiscal, Accounting and Budget


The University of Connecticut, College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources is seeking applicants to fill two (2) full-time Financial Assistant 1 positions. The College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources (CAHNR) works to ensure a sustainable global future through research, teaching, and public engagement utilizing agricultural, health, and environmental sciences. Under initial supervision of the Business Operations Specialist 3, the incumbent(s) will process and maintain a complete set of financial records and financial transactions for the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources.


  • Provide financial, administrative, and program support for assigned area(s)
  • Prepare standard university reports for the College, and provide assessments as needed
  • Serve as a liaison with Sponsored Programs Services and assist in the management of post-award budgets and accounts, including monitoring current projects and closeouts of completed projects for various units within the College
  • Monitor, track, and review financial records for accuracy and prepare reports as needed
  • Review, monitor, and validate faculty effort on sponsored projects
  • Review and approve allowable expenses within budget limits
  • Provide support on processing Foundation disbursement for all units within the College, and reconciling account transactions
  • Submit, review, and approve financial and payroll transactions
  • Assist in budget preparation, including annual department budget meetings, and budget construction
  • Perform other financial and administrative duties as required


  • Associate’s degree in related field and two to three years of related experience OR equivalent combination of education and professional experience
  • Knowledge of accounting practices and procedures or related analytical field
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with proven ability to establish good working relationships with coworkers and a variety of constituents
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Clear, positive, and professional written, verbal, and non-verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated customer service skills
  • Ability to problem-solve, expertly manage time and deadlines, and skillfully juggle priorities
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field and one to three years of related experience
  • Experience working in a fiscal operation in higher education
  • Experience working with people from diverse academic, socio-economic, and cultural backgrounds
  • Experience with Kuali Financial Systems, Husky Buy, PageUp, Concur, or similar enterprise systems

    This is a full-time, twelve-month, UCPEA staff position with an excellent benefits package. Salary will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s background and experience, ranging in the $40’s.


    Employment at the University of Connecticut is contingent upon the successful candidate’s compliance with the University’s Mandatory Workforce COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. This Policy states that all workforce members are required to have or obtain a Covid-19 vaccination as a term and condition of employment at UConn, unless an exemption or deferral has been approved.

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


    Please apply online at, Staff Positions, Search #495988 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references (including title, organization/company, phone, and e-mail).

    This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on February 3, 2022.

    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 07 2022 Eastern Standard Time
    Applications close: Feb 03 2022 Eastern Standard Time


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    The University of Connecticut is a national leader among public research universities, with more than 30,000 students seeking answers to critical questions in classrooms, labs, and the community. A culture of innovation drives this pursuit of knowledge throughout the University’s network of campuses. Connecticut’s commitment to higher education helps UConn attract students who thrive in the most competitive environments, as well as globally renowned faculty members. Our school pride is fueled by a history of success that has made us a standout in Division I athletics. UConn fosters a diverse and vibrant culture that meets the needs and seizes the opportunities of a dynamic global society.

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