Financial Assistant 2

Updated: about 3 hours ago
Location: Storrs Mansfield, CONNECTICUT

The University of Connecticut Center for Clean Energy Engineering is seeking a Financial Assistant 2.  The Financial Assistant’s primary responsibility is to support financial and administrative functions of the Center, taking lead of certain functions.


The individual responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintain and monitor financial records and accounts 
  • Prepare accurate and timely financial reports for the center as required
  • Assist in developing and managing center’s operating budgets and track spending to the approved budget
  • Manage grant accounts and provide reports on the financial state of the grant
  • Prepare reports as appropriate to meet University, State and sponsor requirements.
  • Prepare billing for accounts receivable and monitor collection of monies due. 
  • Record encumbrances and expenditures and process all necessary paperwork, following up to resolve problems as they arise.
  • Assist with pre- and post- award activities by preparing documents as required to meet deadlines
  • Prepare payroll to meet the needs of the Center and University deadlines
  • Assist with travel arrangements, purchasing, visas, etc. in support of the Center and its members as well as other ad-hoc administrative activities as required
  • Perform related duties as required in support of center operations, faculty, students, and staff


  • Bachelors degree in related field
  • At least two years of financial record keeping
  • Sound knowledge of budget preparation, fiscal control methods, and payroll systems
  • Knowledge of accounting practices and procedures
  • Ability to analyze and modify fiscal procedures
  • Proficient with Excel and Microsoft Applications
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, including working independently and with a team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and professionalism

  • Masters degree in a related field
  • Five plus years of experience in accounting or financial record keeping
  • Experience working in a higher education or a grant funded organization or program

    This is a full-time, 12-month position. Salary will be commensurate with successful candidate's background and experience.  Screening of applications will begin immediately.  The University offers a competitive salary and outstanding medical and retirement benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at the University of Connecticut.


    Please apply online at , Staff Positions, Search #494397 and upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.

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

    This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on April 25, 2020. 

    All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at .

    The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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