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Senior Business Specialist

Company: Texas A&M Engineering
Location: Texas City
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Job Title
Senior Business Specialist

Agency
Texas A&M Engineering

Department
Epo Asst. Dean For Finance

Proposed Minimum Salary
Commensurate

Job Location
College Station, Texas

Job Type
Staff

Job Description

The Senior Business Specialist, under general supervision, serves as primary contact for administrative, budget, payroll administration, and human resources issues. Performs duties associated with fiscal management, accounting, and inventory for assigned departments or divisions.

The Senior Business Specialist provides professional accounting, managerial expertise, enhanced analytic skills and advice for academic department and division/center operations to the academic business administrator (ABA) on all accounting, financial, budgetary, human resource, and administrative matters. Provides administrative support by being the liaison and coordinating facilitation of administrative functions between departmental faculty and staff and college and university administration. Maintains a wide variety of complex academic, fiscal, faculty and staff personnel, administrative records, accounts, and files consisting of official and confidential matters. Identifies, collects, and reports data necessary to enhance current decision-making as well as to facilitate planning activities for unit(s). Establishes and implements unit(s) policies and procedures (in accordance with TAMUS, State of Texas, and federal regulations) regarding the handling of administrative, financial, personnel and academic support concerns. Assists the ABA in managing scholarship distributions and budgets. Coordinates, as needed, with primary responsible personnel for physical inventory and space inventory for the department and its centers. Assists ABA with research reporting, budgets, and sponsor communications for department head and faculty. Assists the ABA in managing study abroad programs and funding. Liaison with information technology (IT) personnel for the department and its centers for IT and computational coordination.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides professional accounting, managerial expertise, enhanced analytic skills and advice for academic department and division/center operations to the ABA on all accounting, financial, budgetary, human resource, and administrative matters.
  • Identifies, collects, and reports data necessary to enhance current decision-making as well as to facilitate planning activities for unit(s). Establishes and implements unit(s) policies and procedures (in accordance with TAMUS, State of Texas, and federal regulations) regarding the handling of administrative, financial, personnel and academic support concerns.
  • Assists the ABA in managing scholarship distributions, budgets, and study abroad programs and funding.
  • Liaison with information technology (IT) personnel for the department and its centers for IT and computational coordination.
  • Assists ABA with research reporting, budgets, and sponsor communications for department head and faculty.
  • Maintains a wide variety of complex academic, fiscal, faculty and staff personnel, administrative records, accounts, and files consisting of official and confidential matters.
  • Coordinates, as needed, with primary responsible personnel for physical inventory and space inventory for the department and its centers.
  • Provides administrative support to the ABA by being the liaison and coordinating facilitation of administrative functions between departmental faculty and staff and college and university administration.
  • Supervise staff members and student workers performing Accounts Payable duties and functions.
  • Other duties as requested.

    Required Education:
    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.

      Required Experience:
      • Three years of related experience.

        Preferred Experience:
        • Prior experience supervising a team.
        • Experience with FAMIS, Canopy, AggieBuy, Concur, Workday, and/or Maestro.

          Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
          • Position requires independent judgement, problem solving, and critical thinking.

            All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

            Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Keywords: Texas A&M Engineering, Texas City , Senior Business Specialist, Accounting, Auditing , Texas City, Texas

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