Senior Finance Generalist for the Provost Finance and Budget Team

University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

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The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost seeks applications for a Senior Finance Generalist. As the chief academic officer at the University of Virginia, the Executive Vice President and Provost is responsible for UVA’s teaching, scholarship, and research at the schools, library, art museums, numerous centers and institutes, and foreign study programs, as well as faculty recruitment and retention. The fiscal and administrative staff within the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost support many different programs and initiatives throughout the University benefiting faculty, students, administrators and the Charlottesville community.

The successful candidate will perform a hybrid of complex finance work, encompassing a range of specialties, such as accounting, budget, payroll, financial aid, financial analysis, purchasing, or treasury. Senior Finance Generalists assume more responsibilities that require deep analysis. They are distinguished by years of experience, depth of institutional knowledge, and sophistication of expertise. Work is conducted independently, and Senior Finance Generalists are responsible for training and mentoring emerging finance professionals.

Routine duties will include developing and reporting on operating budgets, monitoring and reporting on monthly financials and variances from the budget, preparing ad hoc reports, analyses and forecasts, and conducting financial reconciliations including general ledger, labor scheduling and other accounting transactions. In addition, the Senior Finance Generalist will work with senior staff on other special projects as needed. He/she may also serve as back-up to other fiscal staff members both within the Provost's Office and the reporting units within the Provost area.

Qualified candidates must have:

  • Education: Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or business,

  • Experience: Five years of experience,

  • Knowledge of accounting, business processes such as procurement and payroll, and budgeting,

  • Ability to research, analyze, balance, and reconcile financial data,

  • Experience reporting financial information clearly and accurately,

  • Excellent organization and time management skills,

  • Outstanding analytical and numerical ability,

  • Strong communication skills (both written and verbal),

  • Initiative and attention to detail,

  • Excellent computer skills, including a mastery of Microsoft Office 365,

  • A high degree of professionalism and the ability to handle confidential and sensitive issues with tact and discretion is required,

  • The ability to handle frequent interruptions, establish priorities, and adjust to the changing needs of the office,

Preference will be given to applicants who have experience in higher education financial operations and budgeting.

This position is based in Charlottesville, VA. Depending on the work being performed and the incumbent’s performance, there could be potential of a hybrid or telework environment, with at least 24 hours a week in the office.

This position will remain open until filled. This is a Exempt level, benefited position. This position will not sponsor applicants for work visas. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.

To Apply:

Please apply through Workday, and search for R0031637. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching 'Find Jobs'. Complete an application online with the following documents:

  • CV

  • Cover letter

Upload all materials into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF for submission. Applications that do not contain all required documents will not receive full consideration.

For questions about the application process, please contact Ashley Cochran, Senior Recruiter at

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