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1st (M-F, days)
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The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
The Social Development Research Group is looking for an experienced full-time Fiscal Specialist 2 to provide technical fiscal support for its internationally renowned interdisciplinary team of researchers. SDRG comprises eight principal investigators (PIs), more than 30 professional and classified staff, and over 6 million dollars in annual funding. SDRG is located off campus in the Northgate area, and functions with a high degree of autonomy in conducting its administrative operations.
Maintain departmental fiscal record keeping systems and apply knowledge of accounts, audit trails and internal controls to maintain the integrity of financial data systems.
Maintain and/or modify manual or automated fiscal reporting/tracking processes to address specific unit needs.
Develop budgets for grants, contracts, or other funding requests, and prepare appropriate forms for contracts and agreements.
Process employee travel reimbursements, mileage logs and other miscellaneous reimbursements utilizing UW systems for faculty, professional, classified, FDA, and hourly positions.
Prepare and reconcile monthly budget reports, and resolve discrepancies.
Working with the Administrator, forecast fiscal needs/commitments, and develop long-term planning documents.
Consult with funding agencies to resolve problems and/or obtain approval for deviation from authorized procedures or expenditures;
Maintain employee payroll records, enter changes in OPUS.
Other various special projects and fiscal duties as assigned.
Requirements: Two years of experience at a level equivalent to Fiscal Specialist I AND 15 quarter hours or 10 semester hours of college level accounting, or equivalent education/experience.
Additional Skill Requirements:
Strong computer skills with particular emphasis on MS Excel.
Experience with accounting procedures and financial documentation.
Two years of accounting experience in a higher education setting.
Human Subjects training; awareness of Human Subjects requirements affecting fiscal office responsibilities.
Experience with QuickBooks, MS Word, MS Access, and Adobe Acrobat.
Experience with UW systems including My Financial Desktop, OPUS, BGT, PAS, Ariba, EDW and SAGE.
Conditions of Employment: A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification will be required prior to hire.
Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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