Manages financial operating budgets and supports monthly reporting for Centers.
Develops financial forecasts and models for initiatives based on historical data and latest projections from Center teams.
Responsible for reviewing accounting, financial controls, and procurement process for Centers.Â
Coordinates monthly and year end projections and reporting for the operating budget including updates in Delphi.
Manages expenditures, including ePayment and BuySite transactions, and tracks against annual budget.
Conducts bank reconciliations, implements cash management procedures, and supports reporting to optimize investments.
Provides value added financial information and analyses that support high quality decision making.
Assists in the drafting of the Unitâ™s budgets, providing analytical support for routine budget projections and analyzing budget estimates and proposals.
Ensures budget proposals and monthly forecasts are accurate, complete, and in compliance with established procedures, regulations, and organizational objectives.
Creates strategies for improving budget and financial planning processes with a focus on efficiency and coordination between the Unit and Centers.
Serves as a resource to staff, faculty, Center teams, research collaborators, and University units for the ongoing financial services/transactions through Global.
Manages updates to finance manual for staff with relevant policies and procedures.
Analyzes and prepares budgets, creates accounts, and works with the financial accounting system to allocate, authorize, monitor, and control expenses.
Prepares monthly reports, conducts and correct errors in accounts using existing procedures that are in place, and provides advice on the financial impact of human resources and academic affairs decisions.
Performs other related work as needed.Â
Advanced qualification in accounting.
Accounting systems and budget systems.
Accounting for international operations.
Experience in a University setting, or other not-for-profit enterprise.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
Advanced skills in Excel essential.
Proficiency in MS Office Suite and Outlook.
Skill with ERP applications / software such as Oracle, SAP, and Salesforce.
Think strategically and translate into operational objectives.
Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Exceptionally strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
Proactively identify areas to improve accuracy in financial entries and reporting.
Establish and maintain positive working relationships at all organizational levels.
Discrete and trustworthy with financial records and conversations.
Work with teams from a variety of cultures and with varying connections to the Chicago campus.
Multitask; deal well with interruptions, and work well under pressure.
Sit for long periods of time, on the telephone and/or in front of a computer.
Travel to various campus locations.
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