University of Vermont

Human Resource Services and Operations

Business/Accounting Specialist

Business/Accounting Specialist—Job Standard

Job Family: Specialized
Job Group: 4261,4262
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Union Status:

This job standard may be part of one or more career progressions.

Job Overview

Perform complex and technical business/accounting functions in support of the University's financial system.

Typical Functions

The duties listed are not all-inclusive. Duties assigned to individual employees may vary.

Perform complex and technical business/accounting functions in support of the University's financial system; use judgment in prioritization of work and in application of processes and procedures; analyze and initiate processes to improve operations; develop procedural documentation; ensure accuracy and integrity of financial data and compliance with University and regulatory provisions.

Create new restricted accounts, review and verify unrestricted account totals, analyze and interpret award requirements and budgets; prepare specialized and complex financial reports and invoices.

Maintain, input and track confidential account data using University accounting and payroll systems; monitor and resolve exceptions and errors; request, approve and process budget change orders and expense transactions.

Provide guidance to faculty and staff in determining allowable expenses and analyzing cost share requirements for grants; investigate problems and facilitate resolution; coordinate grant closeout procedures.

Respond to complex inquiries related to grants and contracts, business/accounting functions and award compliance; serve as liaison with internal and external customers and agencies exercising discretion in distribution and disclosure of highly sensitive and confidential information; interpret and communicate complex regulations, laws and procedural information based on a thorough understanding of University policies and procedures and of external regulations.

May provide functional supervision to designated employees and/or affiliates.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and experience equivalent to: 

Bachelor's degree in specialized field and one to three years related experience required.

Last modified September 21 2011 03:25 PM