Financial Assistant 4

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
04 – F – Non-exempt
Work Unit:
College of Health and Human Development
Biobehavioral Health
Full/Part Time:


The Department of Biobehavioral Health in the College of Health and Human Development is currently seeking a Financial Assistant 4 to provide oversight in managing all financial functions for the department. This includes providing support and guidance to department faculty, staff, and students while working in conjunction with the College’s research and finance offices. Specific responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to, providing financial oversight of the department’s sponsored projects, research grants, endowments, gifts, and general funds. This includes pre- and post-award research administration by providing budget projections, monitoring expenditures in compliance with sponsor specifications; providing faculty support, including assisting faculty in managing individual cost centers, grants, subcontracts, start-up funds, and submission of technical and final reports; monitoring and reporting financial activities; monitor end dates of projects/funds; resolve budget transactions and clear up budget detail errors; processing and approving transactions (requests for checks, interdepartmental transfers, cash receipts, purchase orders, journal vouchers, etc.) in Penn State systems (e.g., IBIS, ERS, eBuy, WorkDay, WorkLion, SIMS); tracking faculty salaries and summer salary allocations in coordination with various units and colleges; creating salary sheets and review of payroll vouchers; making travel arrangements and processing reimbursements using Employee Reimbursement System (ERS) for employees, and students; responsible for purchasing on all research, general, endowment, and miscellaneous budgets and reconciliation of purchasing cards; assisting with the processing of participant incentives; serving as backup for other business processes and acting as delegate or proxy as needed. This position will serve as the department’s safety officer. Requires close attention to detail, the ability to work well with time sensitive tasks, and excellent interpersonal skills. Typically requires a High School diploma or higher plus five years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Proficiency in the use of database applications for analysis and reporting is preferred. Must be able to work effectively both independently and as a collaborative member of a high functioning team. Must be able to work well with diverse populations of students, faculty, staff and others. This individual must be proactive in identifying problems and solutions and possess a strong work ethic and initiative.

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