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The UW School of Social Work, in association with The Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence, has an outstanding opportunity open for a Temporary Program Finance Manager.
The Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence, is a partnership between the University of Washington, School of Social Work, Partners for Our Children (P4C), Eastern Washington University, the University of Washington Tacoma Social Work Program and Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF). This Temporary Program Financial Manager will manage the financial aspects of the Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence under the supervision of the Associate Director of Finance and the Executive Director. The position will directly supervise and manage 3 fiscal staff and contract managers, oversees development, monitoring, and management of training contracts, and manages and accounts for the Federal Title IV-E training funds. The Alliance annual operating budget totaling over $10 million.
This 9 -12 month position will manage data and calculations required to manage accounts receive, and will, in partnership with the Associate Director, project budgets and financial forecasts; write and directs the preparation of clear and effective reports and other documents; analyze sensitive issues in an objective and realistic manner and furnishes advice and consultation on these issues. The Program Financial Manager will work within an organization that requires a unique understanding of complex federal, state, and institutional requirements to optimize federal funding under Title IV-E within the state’s plan.
The Program Finance Manager represents the Partnership and University of Washington School of Social Work to professionals in the field of social work as well as to funding agencies and DCYF staff and management. The PFM works with the staff in the Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence to support relevant training and service to DCYF Administration employees and to assure a success that is beneficial to all partners as well as being beneficial to consumers of the services provided by the Alliance. The position works closely with the Assistant Dean of Finance & Administration at the UW School of Social Work as the UW has overall fiduciary control for the program.
Duties and Responsibilities: Financial Oversight of the Alliance – 50% time;
The PFM has primary responsibility for overseeing State and University funds for the Alliance of Child Welfare Excellence. The position is responsible for major budget functions such as development of annual budget and assisting with the planning and allocation of funds. The position maintains accurate and timely data in all budget systems and reports, prepares and submits budget invoices and revisions as needed, and provides advice to the director on financial status, including assisting with budget development, preparing budget reports for the director, the Alliance Leadership team and the Alliance Executive Team. The position works in partnership with the UW School of Social Work Assistant Dean of Finance & Administration to ensure all policies & procedures are being followed. The position has oversight in managing the Alliance’s fiscal health, including monitoring revenues and overseeing monthly expenditures and revenues. The position collaborates closely with DCYF’s Federal Finance Group to assure all of their requirements are understood and met. The fiscal requirements of all Alliance programs are coordinated through this position with the DCYF’s Federal Finance Group, including the Child Welfare Training and Advancement Program (CWTAP), Training, and Research/Evaluation. Management of information technologies, insurance, product delivery, forecasting and reporting, federal Title IV-E curriculum analysis reporting, SSW audits
Supervision and management of financial operations – 45% time;
The PRM is responsible for the development, monitoring and management of training contracts needed to provide ongoing training programs for all child welfare social work staff. Supervise the activities of the fiscal staff in developing, monitoring and managing training contracts statewide. Assure appropriate and optimum use of the Alliance's resources and enhance the effectiveness of employees through timely appraisal and professional development opportunities. Support effective communications throughout the Alliance. Maintain the highest standards of personal/professional and ethical conduct.
Other duties as assigned. (5%)
Bachelor's degree in Business, Accounting, Social Work or behavioral science, or Public Administration or related degree and four years of relevant experience. Equivalent experience may substitute for degree requirement.
• Must be skilled in creating and using complex MS Excel spreadsheets, MS Access queries and reports, and other information systems for financial management. Must also be experienced in using MS Word and MS Power Point. • Ability to accurately analyze complex financial and accounting data and communicate clearly. • Must communicate well both orally and in writing and be able to understand both the details and the bigger picture. • Ability to work effectively with all partners. • Must demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and leadership, work independently and creatively, be a self-starter, team player, and positive member of Alliance management team.
• Master’s degree and/or CPA. • Experience working with University financial setting (or equivalent combination of education and experience with an emphasis on budget, operational, and fiscal management), or demonstrate the ability to learn quickly the major UW financial systems including MyFin, Ariba (eTravel, eProcurement), Christopherson travel system and Purchase Services. • Experience working with, or demonstrate the ability to learn, federal funding laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to child welfare education and training.
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