Financial Assistant 3

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
03 – E – Non-exempt
Work Unit:
College of Agricultural Sciences
Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education
Full/Part Time:


The Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education is seeking a Financial Assistant to help support financial operations. Main responsibilities are to process and submit financial documents in IBIS and ERS, reconcile purchasing card purchases to departmental budgets, and reconcile departmental budgets in system. Process check deposits according to University procedures. Prepare, process, and obtain signatures on appropriate budget forms with College and University system. Create and distribute budget reports to faculty department manager and department head. Work with college financial officer and others in the college to resolve budget issues. Assist staff and faculty in supported units with inquiries, resolve problems. Perform data entry duties, file and/or image documents. Assist with office management tasks: answer phone, greet visitors, schedule meeting rooms, maintain keys and records for department car, assist with ERS entries and provide back-up to other areas in the unit. Typically requires a High School diploma or higher plus three years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Excellent working knowledge of University budget systems (IBIS, ERS, e-Buy), budget procedures, and Microsoft Office programs preferred. Candidate must have excellent organizational and communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088