University of Vermont

Human Resource Services and Operations

Distinguishing Characteristics: Business Support Career Progression

Distinguishing Characteristics: BUSINESS SUPPORT Career Progression

Nature of Work
  • Perform routine business/accounting functions and process standard transactions in support of University financial systems
  • Follow established guidelines and procedures
  • Influence short-term office processes
  • Perform routine to moderately complex and specialized business/accounting operations in support of University financial systems
  • Use judgment in determining individual work tasks, work methods and priorities 
  • Influence departmental operations
  • Use office equipment and standard software applications
  • Maintain and update records and files containing sensitive information
  • Process transactions, verify information and resolve discrepancies
  • Use office equipment and standard software packages
  • Maintain and monitor confidential financial transaction and account records
  • Initiate, process, verify and analyze account transactions and information and resolve discrepancies
  • Ensure compliance with University and regulatory provisions
  • Respond to or refer routine inquiries
  • Use familiarity with University policies and procedures
  • Has access to sensitive information
  • Respond to routine and complex inquiries and interpret/communicate regulatory information
  • Use comprehensive knowledge and understanding of University policies, procedures, and external regulations
  • Use judgment in application and disclosure of confidential information
  • May provide functional supervision to designated employees and/or affiliates
  • Standard office environment
  • Work may be deadline-driven
Minimum Qualifications
  • High school diploma and one year related experience
  • Basic computer knowledge
  • Associate’s degree in a related area and one to three years’ specialized experience
  • Working knowledge of software applications

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