Financial Assistant 3

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
03 – E – Non-exempt
Work Unit:
College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Materials Science and Engineering
Full/Part Time:


The Department of Materials Science and Engineering is seeking a Financial Assistant to process electronic and paper accounting documents; reconcile purchasing card transactions; resolve direct bills through CRFN and obtain required backup documentation; submit purchase orders/standing orders/IDCC/JVDP; resolve eBuy orders and other purchases; process cash reports (ROCR) and imaging all purchasing card transactions into Docfinity. This position will gather, compile and process employee and non-employee travel reimbursements and group meal requests through the Employee Reimbursement System (ERS); assist and resolve department questions on ERS. Process visa and appointment paperwork for Post-Docs and Visiting Scientists. Manage and review retention of financial/proposal files. Serve as backup to departmental financial coordinator. Typically requires a High School diploma or higher plus three years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. IBIS experience preferred. Knowledge of University policies and procedures, and experience with ERS, Excel, IBIS, FIT preferred. Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills essential; requires strict confidentiality and the ability to manage a large volume of time sensitive work. Excellent communication skills both orally and written and shared vision for team goals. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year with excellent possibility of re-funding.

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