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Financial Coordinator

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Business and Financial Services

Posting Number: req5291

Department: Sch of Intl Lang Lit & Culture

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The Business and Academic Support Services team in the School of International Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (SILLC) supports 6 academic units, and the Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy (CERCLL), a Title VI Language Resource Center in the College of Humanities. The highly regarded SILLC Team provides high quality and efficient support to the faculty, students, and customers - both internal and external - of SILLC while remaining fiscally and ethically responsible. As part of this team, the Financial Coordinator position will be responsible for Accounts Payable, Deposits, Travel Authorizations, Accounts and Purchasing Cards Reconciliation and Financial Reporting for all SILLC Departments and Programs, among other duties. They will also work closely with the SILLC Manager of Business and Finance to assist with the pre-award and post-award for grant submissions. This position reports to the Manager of Business and Finance.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work efficiently and effectively both independently and as part of a team while providing professional, detail-oriented service to the SILLC Director, the SILLC Department/Program Heads, and the SILLC Manager of Business and Finance
  • Assist with internal and external grants (training will be provided as needed)
  • Initiate accounts payable transactions such as check requests, travel expense reimbursement requests, interdepartmental billings, managing all receipts & paperwork, etc.
  • Deposit cash or check by initiating cash receipt transactions
  • Initiate Travel Authorizations for all SILLC Departments and Programs
  • Solve problems through recommending and initiating business process improvements
  • Supervise any student workers, if hired, to assist with financial transactions/reporting
  • Reconcile UA credit cards and UA and UA Foundation (UAF) accounts for all SILLC Departments and Programs
  • Create monthly financial reports for management
  • Keep informed of institutional and external policies & procedures that are relevant to performance of job duties and the operation of the business office, and advising Department/Program Heads, faculty, and staff regarding UA and UAF financial policies and procedures
  • Additional duties as assigned
  • Work efficiently and effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • Able to juggle multiple projects and high volume peak times of year
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Very organized and proactive in meeting deadlines

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent, or equivalent learning attained through experience required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience required.
  • Proficient in MS Office such as Outlook (email and calendars), Word, Excel, etc.
  • Experience in researching policy/procedures to solve problems/support faculty.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with a diverse group of faculty, staff, and students is preferred.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.00

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Finance

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: DOE

Compensation Type: hourly rate



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Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Jennifer Murphy

(520) 621-4055

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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