Responsible for the Divisional (Biological Sciences or BSD) budget process (annual and intermediate), allocates resources and financial performance targets consistent with Department priorities and long-range planning, consistent with all BSD and University policies and requirements. Utilizes processes and tools to expedite the budget process and control areas of financial risk.
Maintains the Department's balance sheet accounts, monitors cash, payables, receivables and financial commitments to ensure proper operations and the Department's viability.
Creates, tracks, and forecasts revenue and volume projections.
Manages month and year end accounting closes.
Manages the preparation of financial statements, activity reports, financial position forecasts, and/or reports.
Participates in BSD capital accounting and procurement processes including capital projects (renovations, construction, equipment, etc.)
Responsible for documentation and training of budgetary procedures and policies for departmental personnel.
May oversee the management of research contracts and grants including the budget preparation for research and contracts and grants.
Oversees gift and endowment accounts.
Manages, negotiates, and resolves financial compliance issues including internal and external audit activities.
Manages the preparation of audits and value-add financial analysis.
Works independently to maintain and support the planning and execution of financial strategy.
Acts as a resource for team members, solves complex problems. Explains complex and sensitive information.
Performs other related work as needed.
Bachelor's degree in finance, business administration, accounting, or related field.
MBA or advanced degree in finance, public policy, not-for-profit administration, or a related field.
Knowledge and skills developed through years of work experience in a related job discipline.
Background in administration, personnel management, and business systems.
Working knowledge in a University, clinical or a not-for-profit organization.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
Knowledge of Microsoft Office, financial computing, and database software applications. High proficiency in working with Microsoft Excel.
Knowledge of various financial principles, practices, and applications including budgeting, financial planning, and financial reporting.
Strong financial modeling skills.
Intellectual versatility and creativity.
Strong analytical and organizational skills.
Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
Think strategically and translate into operational objectives.
Independently develop and analyze alternative solutions and make recommendations.
Work closely with senior University officials.
Work effectively under considerable time pressure on high visibility, high stakes projects.
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