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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Business Manager
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Role Title: Professional Faculty
Posting Number: AP0170161
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

The Business Manager is responsible for financial management and reconciliation of University Scholarships & Financial Aid (USFA) financial aid funds in full compliance with federal, state and university regulations/policies. Under the guidance of the Director and Associate Director of Operations, continuously reviews USFA financial management business practices and processes for current as well as potential financial and other federal, state and university policy compliance issues, risk exposure and inefficiency. Participate in related functions pertaining to annual audits and program reviews by anticipating, identifying and minimizing risk factors in the administration of scholarships and student financial aid. Assists with developing and implementing policy and procedures. Administers the federal work-study program, in accordance with federal regulations. In conjunction with the Director, develops the annual Cost of Attendance. Provides support to the Associate Director of Operations by providing analysis/management of institutional, state, and scholarship funds. Responsible for all state and campus-based financial aid reporting.

Required Qualifications:

Baccalaureate degree in accounting, business or related field or equivalent level of training and experience; experience in accounting, financial management or financial analysis; experience in fund reconciliation, budget execution and financial reporting; working knowledge of large database systems; demonstrated proficiency with current office computer software such as Word and Excel; solid understanding of generally accepted accounting principles with the ability to perform complex reconciliations, analyze account balances and fluctuations, and create financial reports; ability to compile and analyze financial data and produce management reports within critical deadlines; highly motivated with ability to work independently; excellent analytical, organizational and communication skills; detail oriented, careful, responsible, and trustworthy.

Preferred Qualifications:

Valid CPA or advanced degree; considerable experience in the financial management of programs involving complex, strict compliance issues; experience assessing complex business processes for risk and inefficiency and developing intervention and control mechanisms; familiarity with financial and accounting systems and procedures in a higher education environment; working knowledge of the Banner Information System.

Employment Conditions:
Must have a conviction check: Yes
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How to Apply for this Job:

Interested applicants should complete an online application at, search for posting AP0170161. Attach a curriculum vita/resume, a cover letter, and contact information for three references.

Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Range: $45,000 - $55,000
Location: Blacksburg
Department: University Scholarships & Fin Aid
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: M - F, 8 - 5
Job Posting Date: 06/19/2017
Review Begin Date: 07/05/2017
Job Close Date:
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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
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