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FINANCE ASSOCIATE

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 93-26008
Posted Job Title FINANCE ASSOCIATE
School Name Business Services
Org Business Services
Posted to the Web 06/02/2017
Posted Job/Salary Grade 024
Employment Type Non-Exempt
Hours 40.00
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule M-Fri, 8am-5pm
Months 12
Position Length Ongoing
Position End Date
University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview

The Business Services Division (BSD) supports the individual and collective needs of the Penn community by promoting a hospitable, customer-friendly campus environment through the provision of mission-critical services and essential operations. BSD’s mission is to provide high-quality service in a fiscally responsible manner. The Division is currently focused on three major initiatives: revenue growth/retention through improved marketing efforts, extended services, and development of new distribution channels; driving productivity for the Division and its customers through the better use of technology; and enhancing service offerings through upgrades and expansions of facilities. More information: http://www.business-services.upenn.edu/

Duties

This position provides accounting and administrative support as part of the divisional finance team, with particular support for the division’s central management of revenue contracts, compliance monitoring for the division’s procure to pay metrics and accounting and control activities for Mail Services. Key responsibilities include: the update and maintenance of contracts maintained in RevenueVision for all of Business Services, monitor procure to pay management reports and collectively work with buyers to ensure compliance, perform the monthly accounting for Mail Services and act as a support resource to operations while assuming a position of compliance and control that monitors financial transactions.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or finance strongly preferred; HS with 3 years to 5 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. A self starter who possesses excellent communication skills (oral and written). Ability to work independently and handle multiple tasks, often with competing priorities, simultaneously and autonomously. Strong attention to detail and ownership of tasks from beginning to end. Knowledge of desktop computing, including Microsoft Office and experience using database software, and a strong aptitude for learning technical systems & software applications. Ability to resolve difficult and complex issues, including the ability to troubleshoot, identify root cause and recommend remedial actions. Previous experience working successfully with the Penn community or similar client group desirable. Familiarity and Experience in Penn’s BEN financial systems preferred.

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Quick Link http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/28876

Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Jobs@Penn
    • Contacted by a Penn Recruiter
    • Referred by a Penn Employee
    • Referred by a friend or family member
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Indeed.com
    • Other Internet Advertisement
    • Linkedin
    • Twitter
    • Other Social Media Site
    • Professional Affiliation/Trade Website
    • Diversity Association/Publication Website
    • Heard about it at a conference or career fair
    • Apple One
    • Recruitment and/or staffing agency
  2. * What is your highest level of education completed?
    • Less than high school education
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Vocational or Technical School
    • Associate's Degree or Two Year College
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • PHD/MD/JD or equivalent doctoral degree
  3. * How many years of experience do you have related to this position?
    • 0 to 1 Year
    • 1 to 2 Years
    • 2 to 3 Years
    • 3 to 5 Years
    • 5 to 7 Years
    • 7 to 10 Years
    • Over 10 Years
  4. * Are you familiar with/experienced in use of Penn's BEN financial systems?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have previous experience working successfully with the Penn community or similar client group?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Can you demonstrate the ability to resolve difficult and complex issues, including the ability to troubleshoot, identify root cause and recommend remedial actions?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have excellent communication skills – both oral and written?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Can you work independently and handle multiple tasks, often with competing priorities, simultaneously and autonomously?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * Do you have knowledge of desktop computing, including Microsoft Office and experience using database software, and a strong aptitude for learning technical systems & software applications?
    • Yes
    • No
  10. * Do you have a Bachelor's Degree in accounting or finance with 2 years to 3 years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter