The Office of the Vice President for Research at Indiana University is responsible for research development, research compliance, and research administration. Working with university-wide offices, campus leaders, and deans, the Office of the Vice President for Research works to increase and diversify research and creative activities at IU, attract external funding for these activities, and develop public-private partnerships, technology transfer, graduate education, and inter-campus research opportunities.
This position assists the Senior Financial Analyst and Finance Manager with financial processing of all accounts for the Office of the Vice President for Research (VPR), by evaluating financial, purchasing, and travel transactions and collecting documentation to maintain fiscal compliance. Initiates financial and purchasing transactions and serves as the Finance Manager delegate. Informs customers of University policies regarding purchasing, as well as travel reimbursements and issues as they arise. Also analyzes, modifies, and corrects account transactions.
There are numerous deadlines throughout the year and the provision of accurate financial, purchasing, and travel information is critical. A significant function of this position is regular communication with the Finance Manager, VPR employees, vendors and other University departments and stakeholders.
High school diploma or GED and one year of purchasing, finance or accounting experience.
Ability to work 29 hours per week. Knowledge of accounting principles and procedures. Familiarity with Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook. Ability to analyze financial records; ability to accurately perform math calculations. Good attention to detail and strong problem-solving skills. Good interpersonal skills and a customer service orientation. Ability to exercise independent judgment, solve problems and make decisions; be resourceful and proactive in providing solutions to problems, while balancing the needs and sometimes conflicting priorities and commitments. Good organizational and time management skills, including ability to handle multiple tasks. Ability to use tact and exhibit professionalism. Ability to work under stress with significant deadlines. Excellent ability to effectively communicate and exchange information. Ability to handle confidential data, and patience to work in a high stress, fast-paced environment.
Bachelor's degree. Familiarity with university policies (financial, purchasing, travel, hospitality) and procedures. Experience in a higher education setting. Working knowledge of IU systems and policies and procedures.
Working Conditions / Demands
Must have the ability to travel between IU Bloomington and IUPUI campuses.
Requires ability to concentrate and handle multiple tasks during frequent interruptions. Involves operating tools or controls. Ability remain stationary and use a computer for long periods of time. May be required to push, pull, lift and/or carry up to 25 pounds.
This position is currently remote based. You will need to demonstrate technology and system access to the following:
A high-speed, stable internet connection.
A quiet, private work environment.
$14 - $16 per hour.
29 hours per week.
Salary Plan: HR
Salary Grade: HR
Job Function: Temporary Hourly
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
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Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.