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Financial Assistant 2

University of Connecticut
Storrs Campus

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Search #: 498309
Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Fiscal, Accounting and Budget


The School of Fine Arts Financial Services Office seeks qualified applicants for a full-time position as Financial Assistant 2 within the Office of the Dean. Under the direction of the Assistant Finance Director and reporting directly to a supervisor or a designated team leader, this position provides fiscal support to all areas of the School of Fine Arts and leads the day-to-day shared services, customer service-oriented team. The ideal candidate is a self-motivated, detail-oriented individual capable of working in a fast-paced shared service setting. The School of Fine Arts is committed to being a welcoming community that reflects and enacts the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. We seek skilled, engaged candidates who will enhance our representational diversity and contribute to diverse, equitable, inclusive, and belonging environments throughout the University.


  • Administer all aspects of payroll processing. purchasing, including supplier onboarding, ProCard purchase/reconciliation, purchase orders, foundation, and other disbursements.
  • Facilitate the scholarship management award process.
  • Assists with grant proposal development, post-award proposal management, grant-related issues, acts as a fiscal steward to the approved budget, and assists with the decision-making related to the appropriateness of requested expenditures.
  • Initiate customer billings and assist with the cash management process.
  • Serve as a resource regarding fiscal matters, monitor and analyze transactions, reconcile discrepancies, and ensure compliance with state, university, and school policies/procedures.
  • Assist in the annual preparation of department/unit budget and forecast process, act as a fiscal steward to the approved budget, and assist with decision-making related to the appropriateness of requested expenditures.
  • Prepares regular financial statements of condition for each unit or cost center and makes available timely and accurate financial information, including participation in the quarterly projection process, variance analysis to compare actual results to plans/forecasts, and participation in year-end processing procedures.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of desk procedures, training materials, and provide training to faculty, staff, and student workers.
  • Create and maintain content for the SFA Financial Services Office website.
  • Create custom financial reports utilizing the University’s data warehouse and reporting services tools.
  • May contribute to fiscal sections of surveys and grant and contract proposals or provide financial information to fulfill accreditation reporting requirements.
  • Assists with special projects or assignments, which require a thorough understanding of fiscal and departmental procedures.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance, or accounting, and two to three years of experience in financial record keeping, analysis, and reporting; or, an equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be substituted for the degree and years requirement.
  • Sound knowledge of budget preparation and fiscal control methods with a proven ability to maintain financial integrity with large data sets.
  • Knowledge of accounting practices and procedures.
  • Ability to work independently and exercise sound judgment.
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel and other business applications, such as Word or PowerPoint.
  • User knowledge and demonstrated experience within a financial ERP system.
  • Demonstrated communication skills, including the ability to prepare materials for and clearly and effectively communicate information to internal audiences and client groups.
  • Basic project management skills and ability to contribute as part of a shared services team.

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance, or accounting with five to ten years of progressively responsible experience in financial record keeping, budgeting, and reporting.
  • Experience in working with Kuali Financial Systems, or equivalent ER; PageUp, HuskyBuy.
  • Previous higher education experience at a large university.
  • Experience working in an arts-related field.
  • Strong database development, management, report writing, and querying skills; experience with InfoAssist/WebFocus reporting tools preferred.
  • Familiarity with website software (i.e. WordPress) and content management.

    This is a full-time, 12-month position with an anticipated start date of May 31, 2024. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers a competitive salary, and outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment. For additional information regarding benefits visit: 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 #498309 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.

    This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on May 8, 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: Apr 10 2024 Eastern Daylight Time
    Applications close: May 08 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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