Finance Cluster Supervisor (Hybrid) - Arts & Sciences
Washington University in St. Louis
Location: Jefferson City, Missouri
Internal Number: JR71705
Arts & Sciences Administrative Clusters provide academic units with fundamental support in various areas, including budget and finance, grants and research, faculty, student, and academic matters, and/or events and communications. This Finance Cluster Supervisor oversees the finance and accounting staff in the shared administrative support cluster and is responsible for managing the processes in the cluster is engaged to ensure effective, accurate, and timely service to the academic units. The supervisor must make decisions that are responsible, accountable, justifiable, and defensible in accordance with department/University policies and procedures.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Supervise and evaluate staff in the cluster.Â Plan and allocate resources to delegate tasks and assignments effectively and to accomplish the work to meet department and school productivity and quality goals.
Plan, evaluate, and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of business processes and procedures to enhance quality, efficiency, and output.
Manage the overall operational, budgetary, and financial responsibilities and activities of assigned departments/units in the finance cluster.Â
Manage all departmental accounts, faculty research accounts, and special funds (includes authorizing spending decisions).
Responsible for preparation of annual budgets, reports, and all accounting activities.
Assist with purchasing decisions (including equipment, furnishings, and supplies).
Oversee, manage, and approve all transactions through Workday and all procurement card transactions.
Work with payroll coordinator(s) to ensure good communications regarding HR issues in units.
Transactional Support: provide transactional support as needed to assist with workflow and project needs, provide cross-coverage for staffing needs, and stay current on routine systems processes for training and supervision needs. Includes both entry and approval of financial transactions in Workday.
Perform other duties as assigned.
This position entails remote work.
Primarily remote, but expected to come to campus for business needs, such as check deposits.
Bachelorâ™s degree and two years of training/experience in accounting or related work.
Supervisory and management skills.
Financial planning and management; budget experience.
Analytical ability and superior problem-solving skills.
Exceptional verbal and written communication.
Excel spreadsheets, reporting.
Undergraduate degree, equivalent work experience, or a combination of a degree and relevant work experience.
Five years progressively responsible experience, with a background in accounting, financial transaction processing, or accounts payable.
Demonstrated customer service and organizational skills.
Experience with Microsoft Office suite and general ledger software.
Must be comfortable working in large, complex Enterprise Resource Planning systems.
$50,500.00 - $86,200.00 / AnnuallyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
If you are unable to use our online application system and would like an accommodation, please emailÂ CandidateQuestions@wustl.eduÂ or call the dedicated accommodation inquiry number at 314-935-1149 and leave a voicemail with the nature of your request.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Up to 22 days of vacation, 10 recognized holidays, and sick time.
Competitive health insurance packages with priority appointments and lower copays/coinsurance.
Want to Live Near Your Work and/or improve your commute? Take advantage of our free Metro transit U-Pass for eligible employees. We also offer a forgivable home loan of up to $12,500 for closing costs and a down payment for homes in eligible neighborhoods.
WashU provides eligible employees with a defined contribution (403(b)) Retirement Savings Plan, which combines employee contributions and university contributions starting at 7%.
Wellness challenges, annual health screenings, mental health resources, mindfulness programs and courses, employee assistance program (EAP), financial resources, access to dietitians, and more!
We offer 4 weeks of caregiver leave to bond with your new child. Family care resources are also available for your continued childcare needs. Need adult care? Weâ™ve got you covered.
WashU covers the cost of tuition for you and your family, including dependent undergraduate-level college tuition up to 100% at WashU and 40% elsewhere after seven years with us.
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those from underrepresented groups. It is the Universityâ™s policy to provide equal opportunity and access to persons in all job titles without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.
Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment â“ fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.