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Budget Assistant

George Mason University
Fairfax, VA
$18-$20/hour; Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Jun 30, 2023

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Analyst, Research
Full Time
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)

Job Details

Budget AssistantThe George Mason University Student Involvement office, a department within the Division of University Life, is seeking a part-time Budget Assistant (20-25 hours per week) to work during the academic year (September through June), assisting the Business Manager with the daily management of office and registered student organizations' accounts. Due to the position requirements, the position is restricted to applicants who are not current Mason students. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.About the Department:Student Involvement creates a sense of belonging by providing memorable experiences for the Mason Community. Our values are Learning & Development, Experience & Engagement, Community & Inclusion, and Patriot-Centered Service. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and welcoming space, connecting students to purposeful experiences, developing student leaders, nurturing personal, academic and professional growth and engaging students in self-discovery and self-authorship.Responsibilities:Process all types of spending requests, including purchase orders, reimbursements, honorariums, purchasing card transactions, and journal voucher transfers, according to federal, state and university policies and procedures;Advise registered student organizations on university procurement and payment policies and procedures;Review and reconcile account revenue and expenditures on a monthly basis;Create and update online budgets for over 400 registered student organizations; andPerform special projects as requested by supervisor.Due to the position requirements, this position is restricted to applicants who are not current Mason students. Required Qualifications:Demonstrated attention to detail and organizational skills;Demonstrated written and oral communication skills;Ability to learn and adeptly navigate various software programs to perform daily tasks;Ability to self-manage work to ensure timely processing of spending requests; andExperience using Microsoft Office suite (especially Excel), internet and e-mail.Preferred Qualifications:Experience working in a higher education environment and with budgets; andKnowledge of Ellucian Banner, MicroStrategy, and Patriot Web.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.


George Mason University is a university with three campuses, each with a distinctive academic focus that plays a critical role in the economy of its region. At each campus, students, faculty, and staff have full access to all the university's resources, while duplication of programs and support services is minimized through the use of technology. In addition to the main campus in Fairfax, the university has campuses in Arlington and Prince William Counties.

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