The Finance and Human Resources (HR) Assistant supports the Director of Resource Management and other senior leaders in the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development (VPRED). The incumbent will work closely with the VPRED’s Office Manager, coordinating operations and providing back-up support to the Vice President for Research and Economic Development and other VPRED senior staff, as needed.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Financial and accounting support, including tracking expenditures, reconciling accounts, and managing payments and reimbursements.
Submitting HR transactions and coordinating recruiting efforts.
Managing special projects and events, as needed.
The Finance and HR Assistant must be eager to learn, detail-oriented, and comfortable handling multiple assignments for various staff members in a fast-paced environment. They must be flexible, have strong communication and interpersonal skills, and be comfortable working as part of a team. The ability to switch between projects and adapt to changing priorities is critical, as the incumbent will be working with multiple staff members on potentially competing projects and deadlines.
The Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development and its constituent units guide and support the university’s research enterprise as well as its economic development and entrepreneurial activities. The position will be located on UB’s North Campus, with occasional travel to South campus and Downtown locations.
Outstanding Benefits Package
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As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.
Bachelor’s degree and experience performing administrative tasks or providing customer service; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to work collaboratively and be resourceful.
Effective problem-solving skills.
Prior experience with accounting and/or human resources.