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Fiscal Technician

Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, Virginia
Business and Financial Services

Job Description

Based on the foundation of the Ted and Karyn Hume Center for National Security and Technology, Virginia Tech launched the Virginia Tech National Security Institute in September 2021. With a presence in Blacksburg and the Washington, D.C., metro area, the institute aspires to be the nation's preeminent academic organization at the nexus of interdisciplinary research, technology, policy, and talent development, the national security institute will advance national security in pursuit of a secure America.

The Fiscal Tech will provide support for customers external and internal to NSI through expedient and accurate data entry. Responsibilities include:

  • Provides support for customers external and internal to NSI through expedient and accurate data entry.
  • Receives goods and services through the Virginia Tech automated purchasing system ("HokieMart") and sees that associated invoices are paid promptly according to Commonwealth of Virginia Prompt Pay guidelines.
  • Utilizes HokieMart to process routine purchasing transactions such as generating purchase orders as well as using the finance system and Banner to track financial information as it relates to the purchase orders and payments made on invoices submitted to the Business Office.
  • Responsible for maintaining accurate files and records using the purchasing system to generate needed reports and resolve questions for customers.
  • Receives and distributes packages and mail on a daily basis.
  • Provides other financial and administrative support as needed.

Required Qualifications

  • Previous administrative, program support, or fiscal experience in a professional office environment that includes processing invoices, reconciling and verifying documents to ensure accuracy, organizing, coordinating, and scheduling
  • Previous customer service experience with a strong commitment to meeting the needs of both external and internal customers
  • Previous accounts payable and purchasing/procurement experience.
Demonstrated proficiency with a variety of computer functions such as data entry, and spreadsheets, etc.
  • Excellent organizational, time management, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks with minimal supervision and to work independently, prioritize work, and solve problems.
  • Previous accounting experience, including A/P, A/R, and fiscal reconciliations.
  • Demonstrated experience with developing/maintaining accounting/ finance policies and procedures necessary for proper internal control systems.
  • Ability to research, investigate, analyze, interpret and evaluate data with accuracy in work and attention to detail.
  • The ability to interact and communicate comfortably with students, staff, and faculty in a diverse environment and to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated record of successfully managing project timelines, deliverables, and documentation.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience or knowledge working in an academic or similar office environment.
  • Knowledge of financial policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with financial databases, purchasing systems and travel expense systems.

Pay Band


Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

Review Date

May 18, 2022

Additional Information

Due to the nature of the Institute's work, all candidates must be US citizens.

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Sue Kassat sjkass@vt.eduduring regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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