Vacancy for Financial Coordinator at University of Tennessee

Vacancy for Financial Coordinator at University of Tennessee


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05 Aug 2020
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JOB SUMMARY/ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Under the supervision of the Assistant Director-Pediatrics, the Financial Coordinator coordinates financial business activities that consists of serving as a liaison between the Center Director, faculty, purchasing, vendors, business contacts, and external contractors. This position also coordinates purchasing, receiving, business contracts, travel, and pre and post award fiscal management for the department.



  1. Performs all financial activities for CBMI involving tracking/reporting multi-year commitments (planned & actual), monitoring/reporting on actual expenditures while maintaining proper records, and overseeing the budget development of funds (federal, state and privately sponsored including shared accounts).
  2. Develops probable budgets and assists with coordinate annual budget submissions.
  3. Responds to special requests for financial operations within the division.
  4. Ensures compliance with fiscal policies and procedures, auditing, and state/federal guidelines.
  5. Ensures proper purchasing procedures are followed (contracts/purchase orders and purchasing cards/invoices). Ensures domestic/international invoices are paid timely.
  6. Conducts ad hoc reporting and analyses. Organizes, reviews, and monitors financial reports.
  7. Prepares budget information and ensures accuracy for grant and contract submissions.
  8. Reviews/maintains accurate expenditures, forecasting, and reconciling multiple accounts.
  9. Collaborates with Sponsored Programs, Funding Agencies, and PIs to prepare reports/ and documentation.
  10. Monitors all approval processes and establishes standard procedures for financially related process requests.
  11. Manages and conducts monthly purchasing card reconciliations and assists with processing moving allowance reimbursements.
  12. Participates in periodic management meetings.
  13. Performs other related duties as assigned.



EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, business, finance, or related field of study. (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED)


EXPERIENCE: Three (3) years related financial or business administration experience with budgeting, and fiscal planning; OR Master’s Degree in Accounting, Business, Finance, or related field of study, and one (1) year related financial or business administration experience with budgeting, and fiscal planning; OR a combination of education and relevant work experience to equal eleven (11) years. (Experience in a higher education environment and knowledge of IRIS (SAP) preferred).



  • Ability to possess good written, editing, and organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with a diverse level of people.
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
  • Ability to follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) with willingness to learn new techniques.
  • Knowledge of UT policy and procedures is necessary.

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