Financial Services Specialist I

Fairfax, VA, VA
Mar 05, 2018
Mar 25, 2019
Full Time

Job Category : Classified Staff

Working hours :

Salary : $43,000.00- $45,000.00

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Budget Specialist

George Mason University’s, Early Identification Program is looking for a dynamic and energetic professional to serve as Budget Specialist. EIP encourages first-generation college bound students to enroll in college and succeed once admitted. By providing academic, career, and personal/social resources, EIP promotes life-long learning through value in education, respect, ethics, leadership, and advocacy. 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.

Responsibilities: The Budget Specialist will coordinate all financial functions underpinning the service mission of EIP, including budget oversight, EPAF/time sheet creation, and purchase card compliance for the department. The Budget Specialist will help to ensure compliance to both Office of Sponsored Programs and University Advancement budget and spending guidelines. The Budget Specialist will provide support to director and staff in preparation of budgets, facilitate forecasting, and monitor spending to ensure the fiscal health of the Early Identification Program.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree with major/focus in finance, economics, mathematics, statistics, or business administration; or a combination of education and experience.

Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment; strong oral/written communication skills; knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software; accounting and/or book keeping skills; ability to create and help implement budgets; ability to safeguard confidential information; excellent attention to detail, including the ability to review documents and other work and make corrections; ability to balance multiple priorities and meet deadlines under pressure; ability to supervise, train and motivate a student employee; ability to serve students/clients effectively and develop systems to streamline budgeting and accounting practices; ability to work effectively with colleagues of diverse work styles and preferences; exceptionally strong organizational skills.

Considerable skills in creating spread sheets, preparing graphs and charts, along with the ability to perform a variety of fiscally related assignments such as budget review, document flow, fiscal planning. He/she must be able to comprehend/interpret/develop policies and procedures related to state and university spending guidelines.

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

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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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

Job Close Date : 2019-03-22

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