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Specialist IV, Financial Management

Specialist IV, Financial Management

location20515 TX-249 S, Houston, TX 77070, USA
PublishedPublished: 5/31/2024
Project Management / Professional Services
Full Time

Commitment to Mission

This job carries with it the obligation to uphold the Mission of Lone Star College (LSC) in carrying out the duties of the position.  A commitment to positive interpersonal behaviors, professional communication, integrity, leadership, stewardship, respect and accountability to LSC students and employees is essential.

Cultural Beliefs

  • One LSC
  • Student Focused
  • Own It
  • Foster Belonging
  • Cultivate Community
  • Choose Learning

The Chronicle of Higher Education's "Great Colleges to Work For®" is designed to recognize colleges that have been successful in creating great workplaces and to further research and understanding of the factors, dynamics and influences that have the most impact on organizational culture at higher education institutions.

Lone Star College has been recognized in multiple categories.

Campus Marketing Statement

Lone Star College-University Park

Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 80,000+ students each semester. LSC has been named a 2023 Great Colleges to Work For® institution by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

LSC consists of eight colleges, seven centers, eight Workforce Centers of Excellence and Lone Star Corporate College.

Established in 2012, Lone Star College-University Park has been recognized nationally and internationally for its innovation, as well as its focus on student access and success. Conveniently located off SH 249 in the heart of northwest Houston, Lone Star College-University Park is known as the "community's college," providing students with highly affordable degree and certificate programs that transfer seamlessly to four-year universities or lead to direct employment. Campus facilities include the Center for Science & Innovation, the Energy & Manufacturing Institute, Learning Innovation Labs and the Geology Rock Wall. 

Location address is 20515 SH 249 (TX 249 and Louetta Road), Houston, TX 77070.

Job Description

PURPOSE AND SCOPE:

The Specialist IV, Financial Management supports Business Operations in day-to-day functioning by providing analytical, and operational support, and by performing basic financial and budget activities.  Assists with operations of the department as it pertains to college monies including but not limited to monitoring budgets, providing business-functions support, and assisting Budget Manager in support of campus business operations. Position follows established procedures in the daily operations of the Business Operations Office, as well as LSC policies and procedures.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Executes job duties to ensure effective operations of department, reviews and analyzes reports, and confers with others to obtain data required for basic to moderate financial and budget support
  • Monitors cost and budgets and assists budget manager as applicable
  • Creates a variety of regular and ad-hoc reports, including but not limited to basic-to moderate level budget reports
  • Designs, plans, and implements basic processes and procedures for a variety of accounting and budget related transactions including but not limited to accounts receivable and/or accounts payable
  • Provides instruction and direction to campus personnel on direct pay requests and accounts payable guidelines; Verifies for accuracy and submits direct payments for processing
  • Prepares, reviews, and reconciles a variety of journal entries and general ledger accounts, including campus budget journals and miscellaneous journal entries
  • Provides training and assistance on budget functions, purchasing guidelines, and reporting for campus budget managers
  • Assists with area operations
  • Assembles information and develops worksheets for budget and audit purposes. Generates various periodic reports
  • Responsible for other reasonable related duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Requires detailed analytical skills and a high level of accounting skills and knowledge
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Work and Powerpoint)
  • Working knowledge of PeopleSoft
  • Skills with monitoring, adjusting budgets
  • Possesses excellent organizational skills
  • Strong attention to accuracy and detail and the ability to successfully manage multiple tasks with overlapping timeframes and deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and be self-motivated
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills

PHYSICAL ABILITIES:

The work is sedentary. Typically, the employee sits comfortably to do the work. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items, such as papers, books, or small parts; or driving an automobile. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.

WORK SCHEDULE AND CONDITIONS:

  • Equipment used includes, PC workstation running on a LAN in a Microsoft Windows environment, calculator, phone and other general office equipment
  • Interface with internal and external contacts as needed to carry out the functions of the position
  • Work is performed in a climate-controlled office with minimal exposure to safety hazards

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma or GED and at least 5 years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Prior accounting experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel
Salary

Hiring salary range is $36,057 -$41,466. 

Lone Star College provides a hiring salary range for all posted full-time non-faculty positions.  Where your salary offer would fall in that range is determined by your related experience and education.  Should you receive an offer of employment from Lone Star College, the resume submitted in the application process will be utilized to calculate your salary offer.  The information outlined below will provide the Office of Human Resources everything needed to determine an accurate starting salary.

Your resume should provide a complete picture of your work experience.  The resume should include the following information for each position listed:

  • Length of time (specific months and years) of employment
  • If the position was full time or part time
  • If the position was paid or unpaid
  • Level of degree completed including date earned.
  • Unofficial transcript for highest earned degree

Additionally, any certifications listed as required or preferred in the Lone Star College job description should be included in the resume submitted.

Benefits Marketing Statement

By joining our top-notch institution, you will enjoy being a part of an organization that offers a supportive, collegial work environment and excellent work/life balance. This includes a full comprehensive and competitive benefits package, a generous number of paid holidays and vacation days, wellness programs, tuition waiver, professional development opportunities and more.

Special Instructions

Go to the Job Search page, click on ‘My Activities’ at the top of the page. Under My Cover Letters and Attachments you will click on ‘Add Attachment.’ Please be sure to put the Job ID# in the title once you name your file for cover letters only, unless you attached your cover letter with your resume.

If you are applying for an Instructional position (i.e. Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Instructor), please ensure you include the following to be considered: Resume/CV, Cover Letter, Teaching Philosophy, and unofficial transcripts.

You must limit your file name for any attachment to 40 characters or less.

How to Apply

ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE ONLY

We will not accept application material received via fax, email, mail, or hand delivered.

Postings for part-time and adjunct positions are active for the academic year.  By selecting the option to receive notifications on your profile, you will begin receiving electronic communication regarding new opportunities with Lone Star College (LSC).

If selected for an interview, a recruiter will contact you by phone, or email to schedule an interview.

Lone Star College participates in the E-Verify program, under which Lone Star College provides the federal government with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm that the employee is authorized to work in the United States.

More information on the E-Verify program is available at www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.

Lone Star College is an EEO Employer. All positions are subject to a criminal background check.