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Business Specialist

Posted on June 7, 2021

Location: New Brunswick, NJ

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Business Specialist for the School of Social Work. This position reports to the Assistant Director of Business Services. The Business Specialist provides independent proposal, budget, and accounting support to Faculty, Principal Investigators, and research staff.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:

  • Coordinates and prepares grant/contract proposal documentation including budgets, funding proposals, subrecipient commitment forms, and other related material.
  • Responsible for day to day accounting, purchasing, payroll, and bill payment functions.
  • Oversees maintenance of financial records and accounts, monitoring accounts by reconciling on a frequent basis and making appropriate adjustments.
  • Supports financial reporting of awards and provide adhoc reports as back-up.
  • Provides assistance on miscellaneous accounting and administrative matters as needed.
  • Performs other related duties as necessary.

Minimum education and experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience that demonstrates knowledge and understanding of general accounting principles and practices.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of relevant grant administration profession experience in a financial/accounting function particularly in the area of grant management.

Required knowledge, skills and abilities: 

  • Ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously and in a professional/courteous manner when working with all constituents.
  • Excellent communication skills, and computer literacy.
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously and in a professional/courteous manner when working with all constituents.
  • Excellent computer skills and experience using software tools, such as Microsoft Word, Excel (pivot tables), Access, PowerPoint.
  • Excellent attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Strong writing skills sufficient to draft correspondence that is clear and concise.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and discretion.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, responding flexibly and positively in all circumstances.
  • Ability to interact and work effectively with a broad range of people, including but not limited to, Faculty, Staff, Students, Administrators, and any additional key points of contact.

For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/133861

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