Working in a service center, team environment, the Fiscal Associate provides procurement and travel support services for departments within Athletics; manages departmental eRequest purchasing and payment activities via the eRequest service center worklist and uses the Athletic travel system to process travel; receives approved purchase travel requests and reviews for compliance with policies and procedures; recommends optimal procurement/payment method; initiates and processes requests for purchase orders, requisitions, internal orders, reimbursements, procurement cards, payments, and refunds; may serve as procurement card manager which may include monitoring and reallocating or system approving procurement card transactions; verifies accuracy of billing information and processes invoices for payment; picks up checks in Accounts Payable for distribution; serves as initial point of contact for departments regarding procurement and travel questions, policies, or procedures; provides high level of customer service and support and ensures that processing is efficient, accurate, timely, and in compliance with policies, procedures, and internal controls; works with departmental staff and various offices across campus to investigate problems, identify options, and implement solutions; communicates new and/or changes in fiscal policies and procedures to departments; logs and analyzes purchasing and travel patterns and recommends improvements for processing efficiencies, cost reductions, and support for department and university initiatives; creates and maintains on-line and paper filing systems; serves as a back-up for other fiscal team members in order to maintain workload coverage; leads and/or supports special projects and initiatives; accesses various systems to support report generation and to review transactions. Assists in pulling documentation for audits and/or public records requests. Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or business administration, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; strong computer skills including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel); customer service experience in a financial role; experience working with PeopleSoft, eRequest, and eReports. Must be able to work a flexible schedule that may include evenings and weekends.
Delegated Buyer certification; at least one year of experience in OSU service center.
Target Salary: $19.23 - $21.63 Hourly
Job Category: Administrative and Professional
Job Appointment (FTE%):
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