Financial Assistant 1 Job at University of Connecticut – 4.3 in Storrs, CT

Search #: 495713

Work type: Full-time

Location: Storrs Campus

Categories: Fiscal, Accounting and Budget


The National Institute for Undersea Vehicle Technology (NIUVT) at the University of Connecticut seeks qualified applicants for a Financial Assistant 1 position within the School of Engineering. NIUVT is an industry-government-academia partnership which engages in research, technology transition, and workforce development activities in the undersea vehicle domain. Under the supervision of the NIUVT Co-Director, the incumbent will process and maintain records of all financial transactions for the department including purchasing, travel, billing, payroll, and other disbursements. This position is also responsible for inventory control, tracking all departmental assets and controllable property.


Provides financial, administrative, and program support for the department.

Processes a variety of financial transactions including purchasing, travel, billing, payroll, and other disbursements.

Monitors and tracks expenditures for appropriateness and compliance; maintains accurate financial records and prepares reports.

Initiates and reconciles credit card transactions and purchase orders; verifies available funds and manages invoice processing.

Prepares billing of accounts receivable and monitors collection of monies due. Ensures that payments are received in a timely manner and that monies are collected and deposited in compliance with university policies and procedures.

Assists with ensuring compliance with established guidelines and budget limits.

Provides expense summaries and budget projections as needed.

Submits, reviews, and verifies payroll transactions.

Tracks and maintains the department’s assets and controllable property.

Responds to and resolves a variety of financial questions and issues.

Assists with office support functions, ordering supplies, mail services, room reservations, etc.

Performs other related duties as required.


Associate’s degree and at least two years of accounting or bookkeeping experience; or Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, finance, or a related field.

Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.

Demonstrated customer service skills.

Excellent computer skills including experience in MS Office Suite.


Experience working in a higher education setting.

Ability to work in a deadline-driven environment.

Ability to engage, connect, and work with diverse student, administrative, and faculty populations and provide a commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in an educational setting.


This is a full-time position, annually renewable position. The University of Connecticut offers outstanding benefits including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment. Salary will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s background and experience.


Employment at the University of Connecticut is contingent upon the successful candidate’s compliance with the University’s Mandatory Workforce COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. This Policy states that all workforce members are required to have or obtain a Covid-19 vaccination as a term and condition of employment at UConn, unless an exemption or deferral has been approved.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

About the Company

Company: University of Connecticut – 4.3

Company Location:  Storrs, CT

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