Fiscal Officer, Signers' Business Office

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Classification:Fiscal Professional 2
Grade:Grade 79
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF Chancellor
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Business/Accounting/Finance

Position Summary:

The Signers’ Business Office (SBO) handles the Fiscal and Human Resources needs for over 40 departments in the Chancellor's Office, the Provost's Office, General Studies, Student Affairs and the Institute of Agricultural, Natural Resources and Extension. This position specifically handles the management of the Fund 1 (state appropriation, U of A receipts, ICR and Intra-agency receipts).


100Overview unrestricted fund activity and assist operating departments with budgeting, financial reports, financial planning, and ensure compliance with applicable rules, regulations, processes, and policy and procedures. Provide fiscal management for assigned units. Interpret and apply institutional, state and federal fiscal policies. Participate in the development of fiscal systems and procedures for the department and assist with long-term strategic planning. Develop unit annual budget as well as individual project budgets in cooperation with directors. Analyze profit/loss for SSLL courses, programs and projects. Develop reports to use in short and long-term budget management and program planning. Assist directors to forecast future expenses and resources necessary to determine allocation of funds for operations, program development, travel awards, tuition awards, department revenue sharing, etc. Work with directors to develop a plan to utilize carry forward funds and to meet requirements for central pullbacks and deficits. Process routine fiscal paperwork, such as journal vouchers, labor distribution changes, representational allowances and budget revisions. Compile, research, analyze, prepare and submit reports to Financial Services such as the monthly management report, annual continuation budget, compliance reviews, annual deferral (a process unique to SSLL), and other required reports.Essential


Extensive knowledge of spreadsheets, relational databases, and query development necessary for financial, budget and statistical analysis. Knowledge of accounting theory and generally accepted accounting principles, GAAP. Ability to analyze and implement process improvements. Knowledge of rules and regulations associated with operating budgets.


Two years professional fiscal experience or equivalent.


BA or BS in accounting, statistics or related field, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Position details:

This is a full-time, Grade 79, $26.08, DOE, 12-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package. UA employees receive excellent benefits including participation in State of Alaska PERS retirement, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage.

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized for unrestricted employment in the United States. No work visas will be sponsored for this position.

Applicant instructions:

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information (email and phone number) for three (3) professional references with your application.

Review Date:

This position is open until filled with the initial applications review taking place on December 17, 2021. To ensure consideration please apply by 11:55 pm Alaska Standard Time, Dec. 16, 2021.

UAF COVID Requirements:

Effective immediately, all new UAF hires, whose job function or work location results in the employee being subject to the UAF vaccine requirements guided by the Federal Contractor Employee vaccine mandate*, must be fully vaccinated with an FDA- or WHO- authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption by January 18, 2022, or before their start date if after January 18, 2022.

*Employees based on UAF’s Troth Yeddha’ (Fairbanks) campus, regardless of university affiliation and remote work status; Employees based in UAF research units outside Fairbanks (including Seward Marine Center, Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, HAARP, Poker Flat, Lena Point, and Toolik Field Station); and Employees, regardless of their work location, paid by or directly working on impacted UAF federal contracts.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Probationary Period:

Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace. University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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