The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Pharmacy seeks candidates for the position of Assistant Director of Finance. The College of Pharmacy sets a national standard of excellence in pharmaceutical research, education, and clinical practice. Founded in 1859, the College is the oldest academic unit of the University of Illinois System. The College is currently ranked 6th in the nation by US News and World Report and consistently ranks in the top 10 in NIH funding. The College is among the top national tier of pharmacy schools for student diversity, faculty publications, patient care and outreach programs, and entrepreneurial endeavors.
The position performs essential financial functions and provides critical reporting and financial guidance to the college’s Director of Finance, in support of the college-wide budgetary and financial administration. This college level position is charged with primary responsibility for the financial management of the annual clinical enterprise budget, regulatory compliance and reporting functions for the revenue generating Ambulatory Pharmacy Services (AMB) unit, integrating it into the college financial model.
We seek an individual who is forward thinking, technically competent, and independently driven. The individual will work closely with the Director of Finance and will provide strategic financial planning & budgeting, development and updating of standard financial reports, claims reconciliation and analysis, assistance with the creation of and organization adherence to the financial policies and procedures, and ensure regulatory compliance with applicable state, federal, college and university for the Ambulatory Pharmacy Services (AMB) unit.
Responsibilities also include but are not limited to promoting the financial well-being of the AMB unit and its seven outpatient pharmacies through budget management, assisting with the development and management of college-wide financial models, coordination of the annual budget process, and analysis of complex data on clinical revenue and expenditures. Additional duties include;
Leverage the patient Electronic Health Record (EPIC)/clinical financial data by assisting the Director to perform and automate quantitative program work, including developing clinical revenue, cost and cash flow projections, performance monitoring and preparation of key performance indicator reports
Financial planning/forecasting for all AMB income sources and clinical finance operations of the unit
Collaborate with AMB, UI Health and the college/university on financial and business standards and activities
Assist leadership in range of clinical program cost/benefit analysis
Develop pro-forma statements for management decision making and risk evaluation for he AMB unit
A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Business Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Non-profit Management, Public Administration; Statistics; Economics, Higher Education Administration, STEM discipline or related field required; Master’s/MBA degree highly preferred
A minimum of three years’ experience with financial forecasting, enrollment management, and budget planning required.
Demonstrable knowledge of generally accepted accounting standards required.
Experience in a healthcare environment required.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, time management skills and ability to work independently are required.
Knowledge and proficiency in academic financial systems, software, and processes (e.g. BANNER or PEOPLE SOFT), advanced Excel SQL, SAS or a similar statistical data management software package, procurement, facilities, state/federal policies/regulations preferred.
Skilled in collaborative planning and decision-making, networking, team-building and multi-tasking preferred, strong organizational and leadership skills.
Interested applicants must submit a complete application, a cover letter of interest and CV/Resume through the university’s online application system at https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=142297. In addition, the contact information for three professional references should be entered into the online application. Review of applications will begin immediately. The search will remain open until the position is filled; however, for fullest consideration completed applications should be submitted by March 8, 2021.
The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The University of Illinois System requires all candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit: https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4292&pageId=1411899
Internal Number: 142297
About UIC College of Pharmacy
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an acclaimed research institution with 16 colleges dedicated to the discovery and distribution of knowledge.
The UIC College of Pharmacy is the #1 college of pharmacy in the state of Illinois and the #7 college in the country overall based on US News and World Report’s most recent rankings. But our excellence goes beyond rankings. You see it every day in the world-class faculty, brilliant researchers and amazing students. It’s the spark inside everyone at the UIC College of Pharmacy that drives us to change the face of healthcare.
The UIC College of Pharmacy is made up of two campuses, Chicago and Rockford. They are separated by 90 miles, but connected by the latest distance learning technology and the desire to produce the next generation of pharmacy leaders.