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Financial Analyst - Division of Campus Operations

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

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Financial Analyst

The Office of Campus Operations and Real Estate invites applications for a full-time Financial Analyst. This position will report to the Director of Business Services for supporting the day-to-day financial, administrative, and analytic functions of this unit. This position performs diversified tasks in the maintenance of all accounting and financial related activities for the unit, provides general information about policy, and provides analytical support for budgeting, planning, and reporting activities. This position represents Campus Operations in a professional manner and often deals with individuals and organizations external to the university.




·         Performs accounts receivable/payable procedures and ensures accurate records of transactions are kept.

·         Records revenue, processes deposits, and enters payments.

·         Monitors and balances accounts and researches and resolves discrepancies.

·         Enters billable information and generates invoices.

·         Responsible for new vendor creations in IRIS.

·         Reconciles various office E, A, & K accounts.

·         Recommends and supports the implementation of new or modified financial procedures.

·         Ensures accurate account of fixed assets and inventory is maintained.

Procurement & Analytics

·         Provides purchasing support through an informal bid process, entering requisitions, monitoring receipt of purchase, and processing payments.

·         Processes and maintains contracts and contract amendments.

·         Generates quarterly external spend reports from the financial system with the goal of identifying lost revenue opportunities.

·         Assists with the development and maintenance of the Revenue Vision portal.

·         Assists with preparation of budgets, financial statements, and year-end closeout.

·         Compiles, analyzes, and manages a variety of data through the use of statistical analysis and data interpretation.

·         Creates reports and determines the most appropriate way to display data to assist in decision-making processes.

Policy Guidance/Communication

·         Attends meetings and trainings to stay informed of changing policies and procedures.

·         Communicates with outside departments regarding accounting transactions to ensure accuracy and timeliness.

·         Assists with training reporting units.

·         May be asked to assist with main office line as a backup to the Executive Assistant seldomly.


Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities

·         Knowledge of standard office functions, accounting recordkeeping, electronic spreadsheets, and computer operation

·         Knowledge of financial policies and procedures

·         Attention to detail

·         Ability to maintain accurate records and files

·         Ability to compare information and recognize discrepancies

·         Ability to provide excellent customer service

·         Ability to communicate effectively both in-person and in writing


Minimum/Required Qualifications:

·         Bachelor’s degree with 3 years of related work experience in areas such as accounting, finance, or business administration, with two years of progressively responsible accounting experience including financial analysis.

In lieu of a bachelor's degree a candidate who has an associate's degree with 5 years of related work experience in areas such as accounting, finance, or business administration, with two years of progressively responsible accounting experience including financial analysis.

·         Knowledge of basic accounting principles

·         Excellent communication, customer service and organizational skills

·         Ability to multi-task and work independently

·         Ability to work within a team environment

·         Proficient in Microsoft Office

Preferred Qualifications

·         Bachelor’s degree in accounting, analytics, business administration, finance, or related field

·         Experience in academic environment

·         Knowledge of UT fiscal policies and procedures

·         Familiarity with Power BI


Non-Exempt Position: Market Range 08.


WORK SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday



Application Process: Interested individuals should provide a cover letter addressing professional experience relevant to each required and preferred qualifications, a resume, and complete contact information for 3 professional references. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations.

Job: Other Tech/Para-Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Assoc Vc Operations
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Jun 13, 2024, 8:51:03 AM


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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