Employment Opportunities at CHIP
FINANCIAL ASSISTANT I (UCP I)
The Center for Health, Intervention, and Prevention (CHIP) seeks a full-time Financial Assistant I. The Financial Assistant I will be responsible for processing and tracking accounting/financial records, reports and transactions and will provide various administrative and programmatic support.
Duties and Responsibilities Include: Prepare, process and maintain documents for all travel activity and other disbursements; enter, verify and track details of invoices, requisitions and other disbursements in various spreadsheets in Excel to be used for a variety of reporting and accounting functions; initiate, track and reconcile various financial transactions such as participant incentives, bank account statements and pro-card re-allocations; provide expense summaries and budget preparations/projections as needed; assist Grant Manager in resolving discrepancies; monitor expenditures for compliance with approved budget limits; balance accounts/reports and compile monthly reports to show statistics pertinent to the operation of the Center; maintain organized fiscal records (both physical and electronic files) in compliance with University security and records retention requirements; assist with the preparations and arrangements of the CHIP Lecture Series and the Annual Meeting and various other activities; assist with the management of the CHIP Seed Grant competition and award; provide various administrative programmatic support to CHIP such as assistance with the CHIP Annual Report and Annual Meeting such as collecting and organizing financial information, word processing and PowerPoint presentations; provide back-up administrative support to the CHIP Associate Director and Director when necessary; complete paperwork and correspondence related to Center financial and other matters; effectively coordinate with various University academic and business departments; place orders with various vendors and follows up to resolve problems and assure timely delivery; maintain Center’s inventory and equipment loan records; monitor work orders for University services and follow up to resolve problems and assure timely actions; order, receive, dispense and maintain all office supplies. Track the use of and maintain office equipment and maintenance contracts; assist with the management and oversight of CHIP administrative student workers’ training and assignment of work; performs related duties as assigned.
- Associate’s degree in accounting or bookkeeping.
- One to three years’ experience in accounting or bookkeeping.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite with advanced working knowledge and skills in Excel.
- Demonstrated ability to provide entry level financial and program support in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment.
- Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills including demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a team member.
- B.A./B.S. degree in accounting or related field.
- Familiarity with contracts and grants.
- Knowledge of and experience using accounting systems (FRS, Kuali, PeopleSoft, Hyperion) is preferred, but willing to train
This is a full-time, twelve-month position, salary range is high $30s to $40K, and excellent benefit package offered.
Interested applicants should apply online through Husky Hire, www.jobs.uconn.edu, Search 2013592; upload cover letter, resume and three letters of reference. Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. The filing deadline date is May 30, 2013. For additional information about CHIP, visit www.chip.uconn.edu. The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer.
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