Fiscal Officer

Position Information

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Position Information

Top Message Both current Ohio State employees and the general public may apply for this unclassified professional position.
Message to Applicants
Number of Positions Available 1
University Title Fiscal Officer
Working Title Fiscal Officer
Department Human Sciences Administration
Department Location Columbus
Requisition Number 433493
Summary of Duties

Under the direction of the lead Fiscal Officer of the Department of Human Sciences (HS), provides financial management/analytical support to operational units within the Department of Human Sciences to ensure adherence to established internal control structures for the University, College and Departmental policies and procedures; performs regular accounting review of expenditures, earnings funds, accounts receivables, funds transfers and other financial transactions; serves as subject matter expert in earnings and will meet monthly with managers to follow budget expenses and fee schedules; executes all monthly reconciliation of financial transactional activity; reviews and processes journal entries and new chartfield requests; utilizes the enterprise database such as eReports and eTravel to report unencumbered accounts payable; uses knowledge to assist with budget forecasting and strategic budget planning for Department; prepares and participates in analysis of regular and ad hoc financial reports for department administration, faculty, principal investigators, program managers, operational staff and other internal and external users of the financial and operational data of the Department of Human Sciences; assists internal and external users with informational requests; routes internal and external MOUs, prepares and dispatches invoices, and reconciles receipts of payments; works with managers to prepare earnings budgets for review by fiscal officer; serves as first point of contact for faculty, staff and students within the Department of Human Sciences and advises on University policies and college procedures; maintains appropriate professional development activities including but not limited to: knowledge of University policies and processes, proficiency in use of MS Office and training necessary to stay current with responsibilities; assists internal and external users with informational requests and serves as backup to lead Fiscal Officer as required; works as departmental team member to provide high level customer service to administration, faculty, staff and students; assists with other duties as assigned.

Additional Information for Applicants:
Pre Employment Screening Requires the successful completion of a background check.
Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; attention to detail; excellent customer service and problem-solving experience; considerable accounting experience; working knowledge of MS Suite; demonstrated proficiency with Excel and pivot tables.

Desired Qualifications

Business experience in an administrative capacity, knowledge of OSU accounting systems and policies, and proficiency in Excel.

Target Salary $48,000.00 - $56,000.00 Annually
Job Category Administrative and Professional
Job Appointment (FTE%)


Full/Part Time Full-time
Temporary or Regular Regular
Posting Start Date 11/06/2017
Posting End Date 11/20/2017
Dept Contact Name Spears,Karmella Graham
Dept Contact Phone 614/292-2805
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Supplemental Questions

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  1. * Select one box that best represents your number of full years paid employment:
    • Some, but less than one full year of employment
    • 1 full year or more of employment
    • 2 years
    • 3 years
    • 4 years
    • 5 years
    • 6 years
    • 7 years
    • 8 years
    • 9 years
    • 10 or more years
  2. * Select the box that best represents your educational training:
    • Attended school but did not receive high school diploma or GED
    • High school diploma or GED, but no college credit hours
    • Completed less than 45 college credit hours, but did not graduate
    • Completed 45 college credit hours, but did not graduate
    • Completed 90 college credit hours, but did not graduate
    • Completed 135 college credit hours, but did not graduate
    • Completed 180 college credit hours, but did not graduate
    • Completed an Associate's degree
    • Completed a Bachelor's degree
    • Completed a Master's degree or higher
  3. * Are you related in any way to a faculty/staff member in the unit of the position for which you are applying?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * What prompted you to apply for this position at The Ohio State University? Please select an answer below:
    • Referred by personal contact
    • Referred by OSU recruiter
    • Job/Career Fair
    • LinkedIn
    • Twitter
    • Columbus Dispatch
    • Professional organization
    • HERC (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Local newspapers
    • Other
  5. * Do you have at least one year of customer service and problem-solving experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have at least three years of accounting experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have at least one year of business experience in an administrative capacity?
    • Yes
    • No

Required Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Other