Business Specialist III

University of Idaho   Boise, ID   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on February 5, 2024
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Position Overview
Responsible for providing complex technical support for daily financial operations by performing a variety of tasks following policies and procedures. In addition to processing a variety of financial transactions and maintaining records, the position compiles data and generates routine and ad hoc financial reports.
Duties may include:
  • Purchasing identified goods and services
  • Submitting invoices and receipts for payment
  • Accepting and recording payments
  • Reconciling purchasing card statements
  • Processing travel claims and reimbursements
  • Tracking transactions through completion in the centralized financial system
  • Filing and maintaining unit-level finance documents
  • Originating personnel actions and processing corrections to pay in the centralized financial system
  • Developing, compiling, and summarizing data for routine reports and ad hoc financial management reports
  • Researching and correcting discrepancies or errors
  • Providing assistance to departments on questions related to invoices, receipts, financial reports and other transactions
  • Researching, analyzing, and making recommendations for management decision making
  • Serving as departmental grant administrator, assisting principal investigator with pre- and post-award financial activities. May participate in budget development and compilation and submission of proposals and project reports
  • Other duties as assigned
Position Qualifications
Required Experience
  • Three years providing financial processing support within an electronic finance system
  • Using spreadsheet software to compile, summarize, analyze, and report on financial data
  • Interpreting and applying financial stewardship policies, procedures, rules and regulations
Required Education
High school diploma or equivalent
Required Other
Additional Preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree and/or four years’ experience as an administrative professional.
  • Banner training and experience in Finance and Human Resources modules.
  • Experience with higher education academic rules, regulations, policies, procedures, curriculum, and graduation requirements.
  • Knowledge of office management, supervision, financial record keeping
  • methods, and information management practices, computer applications for example: Word, Excel, Banner, Web Applications, planning and scheduling processes.
  • Knowledge of University of Idaho policies and procedures which include, butt are not limited to, budgeting, accounting, course offerings, registration procedures, and fee processing procedures.
Experience: working independently in project completion, working effectively and efficiently in a multi-tasking environment, applying discretionary decision-making techniques, demonstrating flexibility, utilizing conflict resolution skills and maintaining confidentiality, working with individuals from varying cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
Pay Range: $25.00 per hour or higher commensurate with experience
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applications must include a letter of qualification describing your interest in this position and why you are qualified for the position as well as your current resume/CV. Applications received by February 19th, 2024 will receive priority consideration.
Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
EEO Statement
The University of Idaho (U of I) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, U of I does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, genetic information or status as any protected veteran or military status in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions and educational programs.