The School of Fine Arts Financial Services Office seeks qualified applicants for a full-time position as Finance Manager 1 within the Office of the Dean. Under the direction of the Assistant Dean and Chief Operating Officer and reporting directly to a supervisor or a designated team leader, this position provides fiscal support to all areas of the School of Fine Arts and leads the day-to-day shared services, customer service-oriented team. The ideal candidate is a self-motivated, detail-oriented individual capable of working in a fast-paced shared service setting. The School of Fine Arts is committed to being a welcoming community that reflects and enacts the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. We seek skilled, engaged candidates who will enhance our representational diversity and contribute to diverse, equitable, inclusive, and belonging environments throughout the University.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Manages and monitors financial records and accounts for each assigned department/unit including administering payroll transactions, purchasing (all aspects, including contracts), travel reimbursement, P-card oversight, and other disbursements; serves as a resource regarding fiscal matters; helps to resolve fiscal inquiries and/or discrepancies.
Manages the work of assigned personnel, including assigning and reviewing work, providing guidance, and conducting performance evaluations.
Administers the annual preparation of departmental/unit budgets; acts as the fiscal steward to the approved budget, makes decisions related to the appropriateness of requested expenditures.
Prepares regular financial statements of condition for each unit or cost center and makes available timely and accurate financial information, including participation in the quarterly projection process, variance analysis to compare actual results to plans/forecasts, and participates in year-end processing procedures.
Approves personnel actions and updates payroll system for appointments, leaves, terminations, and other personnel actions, assuring proper procedures are followed and transactions are accurate.
Complies with state, local, and federal industry standards and regulations to state appropriated budgets, as well as foundation and gift related accounts.
Maintains effective communication with administrators, faculty, staff, and students as a way of ensuring uniform procedures, policies, and systems are followed.
Assists departments in preparing budgets based on goals, current revenue, expenses, and past performance.
Prepares other reports as appropriate to meet University, State, federal, and department/division requirements. May assist in contributing to fiscal sections of surveys, grant and contract proposals, and/or provide financial information to fulfill accreditation reporting requirements.
Works collaboratively with different constituencies: administrators, faculty, staff, and students, and commitment to cultural diversity and ability to work with individuals or groups with diverse backgrounds.
Actively participates as a member of a project team; supports new initiatives; cooperates and adapts to change in processes. Participates in change management strategy through communication and collaboration with others.
Contributes to the development and maintenance of internal procedural policies, desk procedures, and documentation for area of responsibility. Develops process flow charts to summarize work efforts.
Participates in cross-training on core functions in the work area or unit.
Assists with special projects or assignments, which require a thorough understanding of fiscal and departmental procedures.
Performs other related duties as required.
Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, business administration, or a related field with 6 to 7 years of relevant experience.
Strong financial and analytical skills, including expertise with enterprise-wide financial systems, report writing, and database management tools.
Demonstrated decision-making and problem-solving ability with strong attention to detail.
Ability to identify and recommend process improvements with a focus on increasing efficiency and customer service. Must be fluent in drafting and implementing internal policies and procedures.
Excellent communication skills, including the ability to prepare and present materials clearly and effectively to internal audiences and client groups.
Advanced proficiency in Excel (including pivot tables, VLOOKUPS, complex spreadsheets, complex graphs and charts, and analytical methods) and other business applications, such as Word, Access, or PowerPoint.
Prior supervisory experience.
Master's degree in business administration or a related field.
Five to seven years of progressively responsible financial management experience.
Experience working in a higher education environment.
Experience working with Kuali Financial Systems, Concur, HuskyBuy, Peoplesoft, or HCM/Core-CT.
This is a permanent, full-time, 35-hour-a-week position covered by the UCPEA bargaining unit. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment. For additional information regarding benefits visit: https://hr.uconn.edu/employee-benefits-overview/. The salary for these positions is expected to be in the low to mid $70s. Other rights, terms, and conditions of employment are contained in the collective bargaining agreement between the University of Connecticut and the University of Connecticut Professional Employees Association (UCPEA).
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #497831 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on October 14, 2023.
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