Fiscal Specialist

Fiscal Specialist

  • 528313
  • Anchorage, Alaska, United States
  • On Campus
  • Staff Full-time
  • Grade 79
  • UAA VCAS Business Services

The Campus Services division within Administrative Services brings together UAA’s portfolio of revenue generating enterprises: Parking Services; Housing Facilities and Finance; Campus Dining; Event Services (which includes the Wendy Williamson Auditorium); the Alaska Airlines Center and Avis Alaska Sports Complex; the UAA ecommerce textbook store; and the Campus Gearshop.

The Alaska Airlines Center and Avis Alaska Sports Complex is pleased to announce an opening for a fiscal professional to join our team. This is a great opportunity to join a collaborative team and work closely with other university departments.

Exceptional attention to detail and ability to extract, analyze, interpret, compile reports, and explain data is the essence of this position.

To thrive in this role as a Fiscal Specialist, the successful candidate will have a minimum of two years professional fiscal experience; strong knowledge and experience in accounting and financial reporting; strong background in customer service; ability to effectively communicate with a diverse population. Exceptional attention to detail and ability to extract, analyze, interpret, compile reports, and explain data is the essence of this position. Event/show settlement experience preferred. Ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours.

A successful candidate will encompass the below skills and abilities:

Knowledge of accounting system functions or procedures (e.g. accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger accounting, program and activity codes).
Knowledge and application of accounting theory and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
Knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply fiscal and purchasing policies, rules and regulations.
Knowledge of cashiering procedures, internal controls, and cash handling. Ability to reconcile, balance and audit records and accounts.
Knowledge of the university environment, computer literacy, project planning and development, leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills.
Strong knowledge of general office software (e.g. Microsoft Office, Google Apps, and Acrobat Pro), particularly Excel.
Commitment to excellent customer service.
Ability to compile and analyze financial information.
Ability to evaluate and monitor projects, think analytically, and problem solve.
Ability to work with diverse populations.
Ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours.
Consistently demonstrate dependability, self-motivation, and promptness.
Complete work accurately in a limited timeframe.
Strong organizational skills.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to work as part of a team as well as manage multiple tasks and use independent judgement in analyzing and resolving problems.
Ability to learn Banner Student and Banner Finance.
Current knowledge of FERPA and Title IX.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in accounting, statistics or related field and 2 years professional fiscal experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

FERPA certification or certification completion within 30 days of the job start date.
Title IX certification or certification completion within 30 days of the job start date.
Behavior Based Safety (BBS) certification or certification completion within 30 days of the job start date.
Workplace Harassment Prevention certification or certification completion within 30 days of the job start date.

Position Details:

This is a full-time, term-funded, 12-month, exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. New hires will be placed on the UA staff salary schedule, Grade 79, based on education and experience.

This position is a Term-Funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a successful candidate is identified. Review of application materials will begin immediately. Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient and viable number of qualified candidates have been identified.

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

*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: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.


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 Tricia Kofoid, Campus Services HR Coordinator, at tkkofoid@alaska.edu or 907-751-7210.


*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: https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/students/safety. 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 police@uaa.alaska.edu / 907-786-1214 or uaa_deanofstudents@alaska.edu

UAF: (Addresses Fairbanks Campus, Bristol Bay Campus, Chukchi Campus, Community and Technical College, Kasitsna Bay Campus, Seward Marine Center, Tok Campus, Kuskokwim Campus, and Northwest Campus) Online: https://www.uaf.edu/orca/files/ASFSR.pdf. Request a paper copy in person: UAF Office of Rights, Compliance and Accountability on the 3rd Floor of Constitution Hall. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-474-7300 or uaf-orca@alaska.edu.

UAS: (Addresses the Juneau Auke Bay Campus, Juneau Technical Education Center, Sitka Campus, & Ketchikan Campus) Online: https://uas.alaska.edu/equity-and-compliance/docs/clery/UAS_ASFSR.pdf. Request a paper copy in person: Hendrickson Building, Suite 202 on the Juneau campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-796-6371 or emailing uas.clery@alaska.edu.

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