Financial Assistant for UA Land Management

Financial Assistant for UA Land Management

  • 528491
  • Anchorage, Alaska, United States
  • On Campus
  • Staff Full-time
  • Grade 77
  • SW Land Management

Are you a dynamic, multi-talented professional with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently? The University of Alaska Land Management Office (UALM) is looking for a highly motivated individual to join our team.

As our Financial Assistant, you will be an integral part of our finance and business operations team. Our office promotes a healthy work-life balance and supports opportunities for learning and professional growth.

You will be joining a group of experienced land management professionals whose activities help fund the UA Scholars Program which directly benefits students. Our office provides support for all University properties and is dedicated to responsible development of all lands for their highest and best value. Join us in shaping the future of higher education in Alaska and be part of the team dedicated to generating revenue to support the University’s education mission.

To thrive in this role you should have a minimum of two years of experience in an office or administrative environment; basic knowledge of accounting systems; exceptional organizational and attention to detail skills; ability to learn and apply University fiscal, purchasing, and travel policies, rules, and regulations. Candidate must also have strong oral and written communication skills. Problem-solving skills and excellent customer service are required.

Daily tasks include reconciling credit card purchases, maintaining purchase files, and creating purchase requisitions. Managing and accounting for University of Alaska Land Management (UALM) purchase requests utilizing the UA accounting system. Financial data system data will also be used to analyze and project expenditures. Experience in land planning, resource development, leasing, real estate principles, map and aerial photo interpretation, and legal descriptions will be helpful.

Minimum Qualifications:

Two years experience in accounting or finance. College coursework may substitute for experience. Must be able to maintain confidentiality. Skills with an understanding of spreadsheet/database development, financial reporting, business office functions, and operations. Ability to interpret and apply University Statewide Accounting Manual and Procedures.

Position Details:

This position is located at the Bragaw Office Complex in Anchorage. This is a full-time, non-exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. UA provides a generous compensation package that includes retirement options, annual leave, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental, and vision care coverage. New hires will be placed on the UA staff salary schedule, Grade 77, based on education and experience.

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

Applications will be accepted for review on 06/24/2024, to ensure consideration, please apply by 11:55 PM, Alaska Standard Time on 06/23/2024. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a successful candidate is identified.

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.  Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

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.

UA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

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

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

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Terra Preslan, UA System Office HR Coordinator, at or 907-450-8261.


All employees at the University of Alaska are expected to uphold the highest standards of ethics and professionalism when conducting or engaged in university business.

*Each university within the University of Alaska system publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; the procedures the University will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in On-Campus Student Housing Facilities; in Noncampus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus.  The report also contains fire statistics for any fires occurring in an On-Campus Student Housing Facility during the three most recent calendar years.  

Access to the reports is available at:

UAA: (Addresses Anchorage campus, Aviation Technology Complex, JBER - Elmendorf Extension, JBER - Richardson Extension, Kenai Peninsula College - Kachemak Bay campus, Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus, Kodiak College, Kodiak High School Extension, Matanuska-Susitna College, Prince William Sound College, and Prince William Sound College - Cordova Extension) Online: Request a paper copy in person: UAA Police Department Office at Room 114 of Eugene Short Hall on the Anchorage campus / UAA Dean of Students Office at Room 122 of Rasmuson Hall on the Anchorage campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-786-1120 or / 907-786-1214 or

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