Fiscal Support Technician

Position:  Part time; 15-20 hours per week; $9.99/hourly
Department:  Budget office
Deadline:  Open until filled
Hire Date:  January 28, 2019

SUMMARY:
The Fiscal Support Technician is responsible for performing a variety of fiscal related duties within an assigned department or program. This position is governed by state and federal laws and institution policy.

TYPICAL FUNCTIONS:
Provides assistance to customers by telephone or in person; answers questions, reviews information, and assists in completion of forms.
Receives, reviews, and audits documents to ensure completion; verifies codes, calculations, and authorizations; requests required information if necessary.
Performs data entry of various information, including invoices and payments, to internal automated tracking and reporting system or other appropriate system after reviewing the documents for accuracy.
Maintains records of expenditures, balances, ledgers, accounts, statements, reports, receipt sheet, or other internal accounting controls; posts transactions to journals and/or ledgers, balances entries, and reconciles errors manually or electronically.
Researches invoices for payment and provides information to vendors and other
customers, creates billing information or reviews documentation presented, and
establishes pay plans with customers if required.
Generates reports, audits transactions, verifies and enters vendor information, and corrects errors for processing.
Maintains and may assist in creating various confidential records, files, and databases requiring compilation of varied information.
Receives, sorts, and distributes a variety of correspondence, records, and information to appropriate personnel and the general public.
May furnish fiscal monthly and year end closing documentation and statistical reports.
May post wire transfers, error corrections, grant transfers to the state system, reconcile bank statements, and oversee petty cash fund.
May be responsible for proper and timely entry of time records, payroll related documents, purchase orders, personnel action forms, budget documents, labor distribution reports, or any other procedural forms required by other departments or divisions. Performs other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILL LEVELS REQUIRED:
Knowledge basic accounting principles. Knowledge of filing and recordkeeping procedures. Knowledge of computers and software application programs. Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations. Knowledge of customer service techniques. Ability to record fiscal information and manipulate data to generate reports and documents. Ability to interpret department policies and procedures.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus one year of experience in bookkeeping, billing, banking or a related field. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Ability to work effectively in an office setting.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite. 
Excellent written and oral communication skills. 
Understanding of accounting.
Experience with recording financial transactions and account analysis. 
Ability to perform in an office setting and interact with colleagues inside and outside of the office in a professional and courteous manner.

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

ARKANSAS TECH UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.  IT IS THE POLICY OF THIS UNIVERSITY NOT TO DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, RELIGION, AGE OR DISABILITY IN EMPLOYMENT OR THE PROVISION OF SERVICE.