Financial Services Specialist I

Fairfax, VA, VA
Jun 15, 2018
Oct 04, 2018
Full Time

Job Category : Classified Staff

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Salary : Starting salary will be in the mid $40,000s.

Web Announcement :
Junior Finance Analyst

The George Mason University College of Science (COS) invites well-qualified candidates to apply for our Grants and Finance Analyst/Jr. Grants and Finance Analyst position. 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.


We depend on our Grants and Finance team to provide financial management of college-level research centers and programs, review department and center expenditures, review sponsored project proposals, and contribute to the ongoing evolution and management of our financial processes. The incumbent will serve a critical role of maintaining the financial operations; initiating complex purchases for assigned units and other financial transactions compliant with university, state, and federal regulations; updating existing finance guides/processes; and developing and documenting new financial procedures. Working collaboratively with the Grants and Finance team, the incumbent will also generate and distribute operational reports regularly, maintain the tracking logs, and manage our college-wide finance calendars. This junior-level position provides opportunities to learn finance operations, develop new skills such as grants management, and grow in the position due to a wide breadth of responsibilities.

Required Qualifications: * Demonstrated knowledge of fiscal and budgetary processes; * Knowledge of general accounting principles; * Strong collaboration and team-building skills to facilitate relationships for the college with internal and external customers; * Ability to work independently with strong organizational, interpersonal communication, and multitasking skills; and * Knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially intermediate Excel skills.

Preferred Qualifications: * Bachelor’s degree in a related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience; * Knowledge of related state and federal laws, rules and regulations; * Experience in organizing and documenting processes; * Experience with a large public institution; * Experience working with relational databases; * Experience in handling confidential data (highly preferred); * Ability to research, investigate, analyze, reconcile, and evaluate data; * Ability to work collaboratively and meet deadlines; and * Strong customer service mentality.

About Us:

The College of Science has approximately 400 employees and has the second largest student enrollment at the university. With a wide variety of programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, COS is also the largest research unit in the university—constituting approximately one-third of the total research portfolio, and having generated approximately one-third of the university’s research proposals in FY18. Our mission is to produce science that enhances society; and COS undertakes pioneering research endeavors that are integrated with academic programs to offer insight and solutions to the complex issues that challenge today’s world. For more information, visit us on the web at

Special Instructions : For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 02497z at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

MasonAd : 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 Masons diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

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Equity Statement : 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, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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