The School of Public Health is seeking applications for a 100% Financial Professional 2 (generalist) for Division Epidemiology and Community Health.
The School of Public Health is committed to anti-racism and anti-oppression in our mission and operations. In pursuit of this goal, we consider an applicant’s record working with individuals from historically marginalized backgrounds and experience identifying and eliminating systemic barriers to academic success. Because the SPH seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce, we particularly encourage applications from those who belong to groups that have been historically underrepresented in our discipline, including those who are Black, Indigenous, and people of color, those with disabilities, and those from LGBTQIA+ communities.
50% Department Approver/Purchasing Coordinator Serve as a resource to colleagues regarding policies and procedures related to procurement allowances, travel, appropriate justification preparations, procurement-card usability, and other financial regulatory activities. Serve as primary communication lead for faculty and study staff regarding policies and procedures related to procurement allowances, contracts for professional services, travel, appropriate justification preparations, procurement-card usability, and other financial regulatory activities. Provides compliance oversight at the department level for sponsored and non-sponsored financial activity. Develop written materials for purchasing and policy related issues and updates; build onto the post-award online toolkit. Onboard new faculty and staff with regards to purchasing and travel. Serve as a resource to colleagues and faculty on financial matters, identify areas for improvement. Develops necessary relationships with collegiate and university staff to ensure knowledge and skill base is current with university, collegiate, and departmental expectations. Provides input on the procurement and employee payment activities of the unit. Review/Approve financial transactions prepared by others: purchases, PCARDS, travel, subject payments, journal entry, accounts payable, and financial reconciliation of departmental and scholarship awards. Ensure all transactions are in compliance with University or Sponsored policies, adequate funding is available, and management is advised of issues. Contributes to a team of department staff involved in procurement and employee payment processes. Analyze and improve workflows. Department PCARD administrator.
30% Post-award Grants Management and Reporting Provides financial reporting, analyses and projections analyses for sponsored grants, foundation accounts, and departmental/faculty operating accounts to meet both the routine and specialized needs of faculty, research teams and division finance staff. Coordinates with PI and study personnel on establishment of grant resources: effort, personnel, supplies, human subject payment, IRB's, sub-award monitoring, etc. Meets regularly with PIs and/or study personnel to discuss actuals, forecast spending, carryover budgets, identify potential issues (deficit or surplus), and rebudget as needed. Provides support to post-award team on the effort reporting cycle for the Division, ensuring effort expectations are met throughout the grant budget period, identifying effort compliance issues, educating faculty on and capture of salary restrictions per agency policies, reporting manual statements where needed, requesting payroll/Retro adjustments where applicable while still adhering to policy.
15% General Finance Prepares journal entries and payroll adjustments for internal charges, corrections, and fund transfers. Assists division finance staff in planning, coordination and implementation of the annual budget entry process and year-end closing. Serves as backup for inquiries involving foundation funds; process deposits; Assists finance staff with Donor Management System and Scholarships. Assist with billing process for internal service organizations (ISOs) and external billing customers
5% Other Participates regularly in the Grant Management User Network, Sponsored Project Symposium, Certified Approver Community of Practice, and other College and University grant and financial training opportunities. Builds relationships with colleagues beyond the department to share best practices. This position has room for growth and includes support for attaining Certified Approver status. Adaptable and willing to work with others on emerging priorities as needed.
Work Arrangements: Flexible Start and End times, hybrid option with a minimum of 3 days in the office during core business hours
Starting salary based on relevant qualifications:$54-$67,000 annually
The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
· Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and medical/sick leave · Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans · Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts · Excellent retirement plans with employer match · Disability and employer paid life insurance · Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums · Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition · Student loan forgiveness opportunity · Opportunities for growth and promotion · Employee Assistance Program
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials
Required Qualifications: BA/BS with at least 2 years of experience in an accounting, business, purchasing, or administrative service area, or a combination of related education and relevant work experience to equal 6 years.
Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated ability to organize and handle multiple tasks Demonstrated detail orientation, self-motivation, organization, time management, interpersonal skills Demonstrated ability as a self-starter who takes initiative, acts independently, and confidently Demonstrated skill in problem solving Proven excellent written and verbal communication skills Demonstrated ability to work in a team setting Proven ability to prioritize workload Demonstrated ability to interact with people of all responsibility and experience levels within an organization and with external entities Administrative/business experience at the U of MN Demonstrated strong service orientation Experience with financial planning or budget management
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.