Fiscal Coordinator

Position Information

Position Information

Department Electrical & Computer Engineering
Alternate Department Description
Criminal Background Check Standard Background Check
Motor Vehicle Background Check No
Restricted Position? No, is eligible for layoff or severance benefits.
Job Category Classified Staff
Role (State) Job Title Administrative and Office Specialist III
Working Title Fiscal Coordinator
Job Type Full-Time
Position Number 02775z
Recruit Number Staff - 8510
Working Hours
Location Fairfax, VA
Other Location
Pay Band Payband 3
Salary Commensurate with education and experience.
Web Announcement

Fiscal Coordinator

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

The George Mason University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, within the Volgenau School of Engineering, are accepting applications for a full-time Fiscal Coordinator position. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.


  • Participate in the planning and forecasting of the department budget in collaboration with departmental leadership;
  • Monitor and coordinate departmental budgets, Foundation account, indirect accounts, faculty start-ups and direct expenditures on sponsored research projects;
  • Reconcile departmental, Foundation and other accounts on a monthly basis
  • Provide reconciliation documents for direct expenditures on sponsored research projects;
  • Work closely with various fiscal services units such as the purchasing office, accounts payable, travel office, and various other financial, administrative and academic units of GMU;
  • Process faculty and staff purchase requests for equipment and supplies for labs, projects, offices, events and research activities through the GMU eVA vendor system or other approved sources;
  • Process small purchase requests through departmental purchasing cards (P-Cards);
  • Manage contracts between faculty and equipment vendors and distributors;
  • Reconcile all purchases and submit monthly financial statements with supporting documentation;
  • Create and manage inventory spreadsheets for departmental lab equipment and supplies; as well as perform periodic inventory counts on equipment and supplies;
  • Process national and International travel authorizations and reimbursements for faculty and students;
  • Provide a range of other administrative support for faculty and students for both academic and research activities.

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong budgeting, forecasting and reporting skills
  • Proficiency with office software and financial tools
  • In-depth understanding of financial accounting principles in budget and account reconciliation
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, set priorities and meet deadlines
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to develop, compile and present information
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of applicable federal, state, local, sponsor, and institutional regulations, policies, and guidelines
  • Ability to work in a diverse environment
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Management or related field is preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in a similar role
  • Ability to problem solve and offer alternative solutions to issues
  • Proactive nature with regards to utilizing all available sources to seek and find information
Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, please complete the online application at for position 02775z, and attach a cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references with contact information. Applicants who apply by February 28, 2018 will receive full consideration, however the review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

For Full Consideration, Apply by: February 28, 2018
Posting Date 01/18/2018
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
Telework Friendly?
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Supplemental Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of Professional References
Optional Documents