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Financial Assistant 2

University of Connecticut
Storrs Campus

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Search #: 498098
Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Fiscal, Accounting and Budget


OVPR’s Sponsored Programs Services at UConn is seeking an energetic, career-minded self-starter to provide financial and administrative support to professional research administration staff in the oversight of the University’s sponsored project and research activity.


  • Sets up and maintains financial accounts and administrative records, including entering and uploading documents and financial data into financial and research administration systems.
  • Processes, tracks, and maintains grants and contracts administrative change requests via an online ticket system.
  • Calculates cost share, verifying and performing financial transactions, such as deposits, journal entries, cost transfers, and payroll adjustments.
  • Assist research administrators in the preparation/monitoring of budgets, financial reports, and compliance documentation.
  • Follows up on inquiries and processes correspondence.
  • Performs related tasks as requested or required.


  1. Bachelor’s degree and at least two years of related experience OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. Experience with online, electronic financial processing.
  3. Strong organizational and analytical skills.
  4. Excellent computer skills including experience with Microsoft programs, particularly Excel and Word.
  5. Demonstrated customer service skills.


  1. Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  2. Ability to work independently while exercising sound judgment.
  3. Experience assisting with the management of grants and sponsored projects.
  4. Experience working in a higher education.
  5. Knowledge of Kuali Financial Systems (KFS) and WebFocus.


This is a full-time, permanent position with an excellent benefits package including medical and retirement, as well as employee and dependent tuition waivers at the University of Connecticut. With the expectation to travel on-site as needed, remote and/or hybrid work modalities may be considered in accordance with the University's Alternate Work Arrangements policies and procedures. The target salary range for this position will be commensurate with experience, currently $50,091 to $58,000. Other rights, terms, and conditions of employment are contained in the collective bargaining agreement between the University of Connecticut and the University of Connecticut Professional Employees Association (UCPEA).


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 #498098 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references. Submissions that do not provide all required documents may not be considered. Review of applications will begin immediately.

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on July 1, 2024.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce. The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner. This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all. We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

Advertised: Jun 12 2024 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Jul 01 2024 Eastern Daylight Time


Working at UCONN

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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