Student Affairs

Financial and Administrative Assistant (16149)

American University

Washington, DC United States

Location: washington, DC, US, 20016

Company: American University

This position provides general administrative and project support to the Center for Student Involvement Director, and financial administration for student fee-funded organizations. The position has responsibility for processing financial requests, payments, reconciling university charge cards and maintaining records for the collective administrative budgets for Student Activities and a cohort of student organizations.The position also oversees Front Desk operations and supervises the Front Desk student assistants.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • 35 hours Full Time
  • Non-Exempt

Salary Range

  • Commensurate with Experience

Required Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 1-3 years of relevant experience in an academic or office setting

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Associate's degree or equivalent
  • 1-3 years of relevant experience
  • Supervisory experience strongly preferred.
  • Experience with expense transaction review and tracking

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Hiring offers for this position are contingent on successful completion of a background check.
  • Working knowledge of computers, spreadsheets, database, and word processing applications.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Attention to detail
  • Basic knowledge of or ability to quickly learn general financial transaction procedures.

Other Duties

  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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  • Start Date: 1/14/2020 - Firm
  • Education: High School or Equivalent
  • Work Experience: 1 - 3 years
  • Part/Full Time: Full-Time

Contact / Additional Information

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