The Volgenau School of Engineering (VSE), Office of the Dean, at George Mason University seeks an individual with exceptional financial acumen and analytical skills to the join the finance team as a financial analyst. The Volgenau School of Engineering is a fast-growing force for innovation in education, research, and technology. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
About the Department: The Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University is a fast-growing force for innovation in technology and education. The school boasts approximately 8,000 students in 37 undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degree programs, including several first-in-the-nation offerings. As part of a nationally ranked R1 research university, its sponsored research awards over the last 12 months are approximately $100 million. Located in the heart of Northern Virginia's technology corridor, Mason Engineering stands out for its focus on emerging areas including big data, cybersecurity, healthcare technology, robotics and autonomous systems, signals and communications, and sustainable infrastructure.
About George Mason University: George Mason University is the largest public research university in Virginia, with an enrollment of over 37,000 students studying in more than 200 degree programs. Mason is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields. It is classified as an R1 research institution by the Carnegie Classifications of Institutes of Higher Education. In 2019, U.S. News and World Report ranked Mason as one of the nation's top institutions for diversity, innovative learning, and a campus atmosphere that allows its students to thrive.
Mason is located in Fairfax in Northern Virginia at the doorstep of Washington, D.C., with unmatched geographical access to a number of federal agencies and national laboratories. Northern Virginia is also home to one of the largest concentrations of high-tech firms in the nation providing excellent opportunities for interaction with industry. Fairfax is consistently rated as being among the best places to live in the country and has an outstanding local public-school system.
As part of its VSE finance team, the financial analyst will assist the Director of Finance in the management of financial resources to the maximum and best use for the school and to ensure compliance with all state and university policies and procedures.
Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
Monitoring financial activities to ensure that they meet planned expenditures, in accordance with state and university policies and procedures. Performing personnel and financial transactions such as reallocations, journal vouchers, and budget transfers using university processes to ensure charges are made to appropriate accounts and organizations.
Assisting the Director of Finance with generation of monthly financial reports for both VSE as a whole as well as the departments and multidisciplinary programs. Reviewing the monthly financial reports and providing financial analysis on drivers of variances to budget.
Performing reconciliations on assigned organizations under the dean's administrative office and ensuring that any corrective actions are taken in a timely manner.
Acting as liaison to school administrative staff on all purchasing, travel, accounting, and reconciliations policies and procedures. Reviewing VSE purchases, including credit card purchase, for adherence to appropriate commonwealth and university policies and procedures. Conducting training as necessary for new employees on fiscal systems and procedures.
Working with the Financial Administrative Systems Team to create new organizational codes and approve VSE employee access requests.
Assisting in providing information and responding to all outside surveys and other information requested by school or university administrators. Working with the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning to obtain information needed and completes online surveys. Serving as the point-of-contact with outside agencies for questions and problems with surveys.
A bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or business, or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
Experience with financial processes to include purchase requisitions, account and department reconciliations, financial reporting, and budget variance analysis;
Ability to manage multiple projects within a fast paced environment;
Strong written and verbal communication skills;
Strong organizational and financial skills;
Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse population;
Proficient in Microsoft Office products to include Excel and Word.
Knowledge of university fiscal policies and procedures;
Experience with Banner, eVA and Microstrategy;
Experience conducting ad hoc financial analysis and working with large amounts of data
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Location: Fairfax, VA
Mason Ad Statement:
Great Careers Begin at Mason!
George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report “Up and Coming” spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.
Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason’s diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.
If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 02806Z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 45958
About George Mason University
George Mason University is Virginia's largest public university located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. With strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering, information technology, public policy, economics, visual and performing arts, life sciences and biotechnology, Mason prepares its alumni to succeed in the workforce and meet the needs of the region and the world.