The Department of Bioengineering is currently seeking a Finance and Business Manager (Finance Specialist III) to perform complex finance functions and activities with programmatic impact on the institution, requiring professional expertise and application of internal policies and systems and external regulations. The finance and business manager will be responsible for managing the day-to-day financial activities of the department and will work closely with the Department Chair, faculty, and staff to ensure the short-and long-term financial health of the department.
This position hiring between $75,000 and $80,000 per year.
Performs highly analytical, complex finance and control functions; multi-dimensional and complex reconciliations and related analysis; prepares, reviews, and approves complex transactions and higher-level dollar value transactions
Develops complex budget and forecasting scenarios, long-range planning and analyses for financial reporting and presentations; designs and runs ad hoc reports
Recommends and develops solutions that may require policy changes or the development of new processes; maintains broader organizational and university perspective in decision making
Manages compliance program for area of responsibility
Leads and executes unit or cross-functional projects and teams, makes decisions regarding projects and programs affecting operational effectiveness, policies, or processes
Engages in continuous critical analysis of existing systems and processes; makes recommendations to achieve greater efficiencies and improve internal controls
Performs other duties as assigned
Additional Functions / Information
Supervises the department's core accounting/finance personnel and research administrators
Serves as a backup to the finance and accounting personnel during absences
Assists the Chair and Department Administrator with special projects
Bachelor's Degree in business administration, accounting, finance, or related field
Five years of finance experience in higher education; experience with projections
Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
Advanced knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning and financial systems
Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
Strong attention to details
Advanced professional communication skills, including the ability to prepare materials for and clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences, client groups, and management
Strong project management skills and ability to contribute to or lead part of a multi-functional team
In lieu of the experience requirement, additional related education, above and beyond what is required, on an equivalent year for year basis may be substituted
Experience in research administration and research project financial management
Working knowledge of Oracle Cloud products
Advanced ability to perform complex accounting functions, including grant and department financial projection reports
Advanced ability to research problems both logically and efficiently, with accuracy and thoroughness
Advanced ability to set priorities and meet strict deadlines
Advanced computer skills particularly with Microsoft Excel and Word
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