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Senior Financial Administrator
Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia
Date Posted 01/20/2021
Admin-Business And Financial Management
Salary $65,000 - $72,000  USD Per Year
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
University Title
Supervisor/Senior Supervisor; Finance
University Job Family
Financial Services
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Social Work
Organizational Overview

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work (SSW) invites applications for an experienced finance professional with progressively responsible experience in preparing budgets, forecasting and analysis of multiple financial areas. Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration, the Senior Financial Administrator ensures accurate and timely processing of all activities concerning budget, financial analysis, accounting, auditing, and fixed assets for SSW. This includes reviewing all transactions by established internal controls for compliance with University/Commonwealth policies and procedures; overseeing/maintaining the accuracy of financial records and ensuring financial compliance with all applicable laws, industry guidelines, university policies and funding restrictions for all SSW indices (record management; reviewing all fiscal transactions, approving all on-line requisitions/purchase orders, journal entries and Purchase Card log sheets for all SSW indexes). This position provides backup support to the Assistant Dean and assists with forecasting and executing operational budgets, serving as the point of contact for faculty and staff throughout the School to provide financial expertise and support. The successful applicant will demonstrate an understanding of VCU’s Code of Ethics and commitment to integrity and ethical behavior by example in day-to-day activities as well as treats data as confidential and protects it from unauthorized disclosure.

Previous applicants are still under consideration and do not need to reapply

Minimum Hiring Standards
  • Working knowledge of budgeting, accounting and auditing skills and principles required.
  • Degree from an accredited institution in finance, accounting, business administration or related field; or a combination of education and equivalent work experience at a level that equates to a degree.
  • Experience in creation, design, and editing of spreadsheets in Excel required.
  • Position requires an attention to detail, ability to prioritize multiple projects simultaneously, effective interpersonal skills and high levels of initiative and self-motivation.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and an ethical understanding for application of compliance mandates through internal controls is required.
  • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment, or commitment to do so as a staff member at VCU.
  • The ability to make decisions and work independently and to communicate effectively with all levels of administration.
Preferred Hiring Standards
  • Experience working in a university or comparable setting with university foundation accounts.
  • Systems experience in Banner, Realsource, RCM budget model, SAS, ChromeRiver, and familiarity with university policies surrounding procurement activities.
Required Licenses/ Certifications
Anticipated Hiring Range
$65,000 - $72,000
Application Process/Additional Information

Previous applicants are still under consideration and do not need to reapply

Monroe Park Campus
40 hrs/wk
Normal Work Days/Hours
Monday-Friday/8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Job Open Date
Posting will close on or before
Open Until Filled
Job Category
Accounting/ Management/ Professional
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  • * Please describe your experience in the areas of budgeting, financial analysis, accounting, auditing, and forecasting:

    (Open Ended Question)

  • * Please provide specific examples of your organizational skills and ability to multi-task in a deadline driven environment.

    (Open Ended Question)

  • * Please describe your experience in creation, design, and editing of spreadsheets in Excel:

    (Open Ended Question)

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