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Senior Financial Assistant

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Senior Financial Assistant

  • 499267
  • Professional Staff
  • Full-time
  • Opening at: Feb 1 2024 at 13:00 CST
  • Finance & Administration

Job Summary:

The Senior Financial Assistant is responsible for supporting the financial functions of the university by maintaining financial processes, collecting information, reconciling, and summarizing accounts.

Duties & Essential Job Functions:

1. Prepares and processes financial accounting information by gathering and sorting documents; verifying and correcting transaction information; scheduling and preparing transactions; obtaining authorizations.
2. Maintains subsidiary accounts by reconciling balances; preparing journal entries.
3. Prepares special financial reports and graphs by collecting and summarizing account information and trends.
4. Maintains financial data by researching, collecting and keying data.
5. Ensures account accuracy by reconciling transactions; investigating and resolving discrepancies.
6. Functions as liaison with other departments by communicating and resolving issues.
7. Improves efficiency of operations by researching and developing improvements.
8. Manages public relations by greeting customers; answering or referring inquiries and providing information and assistance.
9. Maintains historical records by preparing, sorting and filing documents.
10. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

• High school diploma or GED equivalent.
• 5 years of accounting experience.

Preferred Education & Experience:

• None

Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:

• None

Preferred Licensure, Certification, and/or Specialized Training:

• None

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

• Knowledge of basic research techniques.
• Knowledge of basic accounting processes.
• Knowledge of problem solving techniques.
• Knowledge of local, state and federal laws and regulations required to perform the job.
• Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles.
• Knowledge of department specific software.
• Skill in some or all components of Microsoft Office.
• Skill in Microsoft Windows navigation.
• Ability to develop reports and extract information electronically.
• Ability to analyze and summarize financial information.

TCU Core Competencies:

University Core Competencies definitions may be found on the Human Resources website and in the staff performance management system.

Physical Requirements (With or Without Accommodations):

• Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms and other printed materials and information.
• Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general communication.
• Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face interactions.
• Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, flexibility, body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling and prolonged sitting.
• Lifting and moving objects and equipment up to 10 lbs.

Work Environment:

• Work is indoors and sedentary and is subject to schedule changes and/or variable work hours.
• This role is an on campus, in-person position.
• There are no harmful environmental conditions present for this job.
• The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate.

AA/EEO Statement:

As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. 

TCU Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report Notice of Availability

Texas Christian University is committed to assisting all members of the campus community in providing for their own safety and security. TCU’s Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report is published in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and the Higher Education Opportunity Act. This report includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by the University, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The statements of policy contained within this report address institutional policies, procedures, and programs concerning campus security, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, emergency notifications and timely warning of crimes, sexual and interpersonal violence, and personal safety at TCU. Additionally, this report outlines fire safety systems, policies and procedures for on-campus housing facilities, as well as residence hall fire statistics. 

The Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report can be found on the TCU Police Department website at https://police.tcu.edu/annual-security-report, or a paper copy of the report may be obtained by contacting the TCU Police Department at 817-257-7930, or via email at police@tcu.edu.

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