Student Organization Financial Assistant

Bryant University  |  Smithfield, RI

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Job Overview

Posted 3 weeks ago Part-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Student Organization Financial Assistant

Job Type:
Location: Smithfield, RI
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: < 3,500 Students
Employer ID: 799
Application Deadline: 09/02/2019

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Housing for Position:
None provided
Benefits
Housing for Position:
None provided
Qualifications
Education:
Bachelors Preferred,
Major Preference:
No Preference
Experience:
0-1 Year

Qualifications
Education:
Bachelors Preferred,
Major Preference:
No Preference
Experience:
0-1 Year

Position Description

This position is accountable to support the Associate Director of Financial Services and Operations with budget requirements, which includes analyzing budgetary data, budgetary requests, and interpreting and applying budget guidelines for the Student Involvement Fee (SIF) budgets and the operating budgets for Student Engagement. The Student Organization Financial Assistant will serve as a resource for approximately 105 recognized organizations while working and advising student organization leaders on the day-to-day functionality of their organizations while also supporting the larger systems, processes and policies of Student Engagement.

This position is a 20 hour per week, non-benefits eligible position.

Student Engagement strives to create an inclusive atmosphere that fosters personal and professional growth through leadership, programming, service opportunities and new student programs. Built on the foundation of the Fisher Student Center, the “living room of the campus,” we provide the services and programs which enhance the life of our community. Our team supports, challenges and mentors students, employees and organizations to fulfill the mission and vision of Bryant University.

Principal Accountabilities:

• Oversee process for and management of credit card use and various forms of payment requests, cash box requests, revenue generating initiatives, and payment device requests from student organizations
• Assist with the training and advising of student organization leaders on basic budgetary practices including navigating Engage, understanding the Center for Student Leadership and Involvement (CSLI) and Bryant University purchasing policies, and basic budgeting strategies
• Participate in supporting, enhancing, and developing broader financial processes, systems, and trainings, that execute CSLI policies 
• Management of the U-store site for student organizations for online ticketing
• Process administrative paperwork for purchase orders and invoice keying; data entry 
• Preparation and submission of Budget Change Orders and journal entries
• Review of Procurement card coding
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Certain requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.


Job Requirements

QUALITIES AND CHARACTERISTICS:

• Demonstrated ability to prioritize and implement action items.
• Ability to work autonomously, take initiative and use sound judgement 
• Strong written and oral communication skills.
• Must be well organized and be able to effectively coordinate multiple projects/assignments.
• Ability to work collaboratively and confidentiality are required to effectively build and maintain professional relationships with others.

TRAINING AND QUALIFICATIONS:

This position is best filled by an individual with an undergraduate degree in business, finance or accounting, and/or one to two years of related experience in budgeting and accounting. Experience with databases and spreadsheets (Excel and Google docs), and experience with the use of financial accounting or information systems are important. Ability to work with large amounts of data, detect errors and prepare financial reports is required. Prior experience working within higher education and/or with SCT Banner a plus.

Application Information

To be considered for employment, all interested applicants must apply online.

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