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Tennessee Language Center

Fiscal Director

Tennessee Language Center


Job Summary

The Fiscal Director (FD) at the TN Language Center is responsible for direction and management of all fiscal operations, including accounts receivable, the general ledger and reporting, and provides support to the Executive Director in the financial management of the agency. The FD creates, manages and maintains the budget and spending plans, and ensures that expenditures are within budget.

The FD ensures compliance with UT policies and procedures related to the financial administration of the agency, as well as oversees processing of human resource paperwork and payroll entry.

This position reports to the Executive Director. Periodic and seasonal travel throughout the state is required to participate in TLC and IPS events and meetings.

Job Responsibilities


Manages the business, financial, and select administrative operations within the agency to ensure compliance with all applicable UT policy and procedures.

  • Budgeting and Accounting: Oversees the budget and accounts for all expenditures and income; has full responsibility and oversight for all business and financial operations, including general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, account reconciliation, procurement, and contract administration; prepares, presents and monitors the budget; monitors expenditures of financial resources;
  • Analysis, Reporting and Documentation: Analyzes financial information, perform financial projections and prepares all financial reports for internal and external review; creates and directs implementation of fiscal policies and procedures; implements internal audit recommendations/procedures;
  • Cash Management: prepares deposits and processes invoices and reimbursements when necessary; manages accounts receivable collection efforts.


  • Responsible for overseeing intake of new hires, ensuring compliance with federal, state and local procedures in hiring; responsible for overseeing time entry and a back-up for time entry; verify all payroll entries.


  • Discusses programmatic budgets, goals and targets with program managers; works with program managers regarding grants and grant administration;
  • Member of TLC leadership team, serving as subject matter expert on fiscal policies and procedures and communicates those with peers and subordinates as well as Executive Director;
  • Member of various Institute of Public Service (IPS) committees; attend UT meetings; participate in professional development opportunities, meetings and events with TLC team; work on special projects with other IPS employees.



Required Bachelor’s Degree: Business, accounting, budgeting, finance or related field.



Three to five (3 to 5) years of experience in business, accounting, budgeting, finance, or related experience.


  • UT or general university experience
  • IRIS/SAP accounting system experience
  • QuickBooks or other accounting software experience
  • 2+ years managerial experience, in addition to the 3 to 5 general experience.



Knowledge of general accepted accounting principles and fund accounting

Ability to develop budgets, develop and review financial projections, and provide and evaluate analysis to support decision making processes

Ability to provide accurate financial analysis to provide a basis for sound budget decision making and financial projections

Ability to communicate and interact effectively with staff

Ability to manage several complex projects and processes simultaneously

Ability to act independently and achieve goals.

Excellent problem solving skills

Excellent verbal, written, and other communication skills

Microsoft Office knowledge, especially Excel


Sponsored project accounting, University fiscal policy and administrative procedures

Experience interacting with a diverse, multicultural workforce


  • Ability to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, board members, volunteers, donors, program participants, and other supporters
  • Flexibility in work hours: Some evenings or weekends may be required for event participation.


Additional Information


The University of Tennessee offers an extensive benefits package that includes comprehensive health insurance, retirement, paid time off, tuition waivers and discounts, in addition to dozens more services to support health and happiness.  For a complete listing, visit

The Tennessee Language Center offers free language classes for staff and discounts for family.

About the TN Language Center:

Our Mission:

The Tennessee Language Center, dedicated to responsive public service, strives to facilitate intercultural communication through the provision of quality language instruction, translation and interpretation services, professional development for interpreters, translators and language instructors, and cultural awareness programs, which are designed to meet the needs of the state government and its employees, the business community, foreign language educators, and the public at large.

Our Vision:

A world community enriched by linguistic and cultural diversity, unhindered in its efforts to create meaningful dialogues.

Our Values:

  • Service – Giving back to the community, staying mission-focused, making a difference.
  • Passion – Enthusiastically dedicated to accomplishing our goals.
  • Equity – Treating others fairly, respecting their diversity, with empathy.
  • Accountability – We own our jobs and perform them to high standards.
  • Knowledge – Learning is a lifelong journey that does not end with formal education.


How to Apply

Through the University of Tennessee jobs portal, please submit resume, cover letter and three (3) references.



  • Date Posted: May 19, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Accounting / Financial Management
  • Service Area: Education
  • Start Date: 07/01/2022
  • Salary Range: $46,593 to $74,548
  • Working Hours: Flexible