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Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.
This position will report directly to the Manager of Financial Policies & Analysis. The position consists of the following responsibilities.Compile, analyze and summarize data into various tables and chart formats that include short narratives and analysis for ad-hoc reports;
Benchmark university finance and business policies against peer institutions and make suggestions for revision;
Interact with executive level administrators with an understanding of protocol, political environment, implications, and confidentiality;
Gather and organize information from various sources (departments, meetings, and ad hoc reports) to support programmatic initiatives of the office;
Develop and refine business operating processes and written procedures;
Schedule and coordinate meetings/teleconference/WebEx meetings as required, including audio-visual room setup;
Develop ad hoc surveys using online survey software (Qualtrics);
Collect ad hoc reports summarizing the status of Controller's Office goals and objectives and submit for publication in electronic sourcebook;
Represent office on various committees (i.e. employee recognition, Combined Virginia Campaign);
Coordinate bi-annual continuing professional education workshops for Virginia Tech accountants, auditors, and analysts; and
As staffing needs occur, lend administrative support to all employment lifecycle transactions, fiscal transactions, and executive assistant support to the Assistant Vice President for Finance & University Controller.
Required Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in business, accounting, or related field, or equivalent training and/or experience;
Demonstrated experience using critical thinking to solve complex problems associated with managing a large multifaceted department;
Experience facilitating meetings, events and/or programs such as developing agendas, meeting minutes, and meeting summary reports;
Experience creating professional quality correspondence demonstrating strong proficiency with MS Word;
Demonstrated experience working with current software applications to conduct analysis and produce visualization using current office software applications such as MS Excel and PowerPoint (e.g., graphs/charts/pivot tables);
Ability to prioritize tasks, establish goals, manage projects and meet deadlines;
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to provide customer service in a courteous manner and work effectively with diverse groups of people; and
Must be able to maintain absolute objectivity and confidentiality with employee information.
Preferred Qualifications:Demonstrated knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping practices and principles, generally accepted accounting principles and university budgeting practices
Experience with university human resource personnel administrative work.
Proficiency with conferencing technologies (e.g. Google Documents, Webex, etc.)
Proficiency using online survey software (Qualtrics)
Previous experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Finance systems such as Banner Finance and with an electronic procurement system such as SciQuest/HokieMart
Familiarity with university policies and procedures
Employee Category: Staff (Salary)
Appointment Type: Restricted
Percent Employment: Full-time
Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.
For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
Review Date: 05/08/2017