Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position provides critical decision support to Senior Leadership via project management in the academic, financial and operational areas of Arts & Sciences.� Projects may be high-profile and routinely require accuracy, scrutiny, confidentiality, and tight deadlines.� Projects and analysis include the following areas: develop and implement a new management reporting environment (external and internal), work with senior academic and administrative officers in support of financial management, institutional research and/or institutional planning efforts, enhance analysis of financial operations and accounting transactions, spearhead accounting system initiatives, ensure internal controls are in place and operating effectively, implement various process improvements, ensure data integrity, recommend revenue enhancements and savings, etc.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Project Management: Manage special projects (e.g. 10-Year Plan, Capital Plans) for the Dean, Associate Deans, Chairs, and Directors.� Define and execute initiatives covering the full range of project lifecycles (scope definition, requirements gathering, development, testing and implementation.� Effectively lead cross-functional, cross-departmental teams to maintain focus, motivation and execution.� Lead meetings and give presentations as necessary.
School Financial Support: Provide support and counsel to deans, chairs, directors, and managers with regard to analysis, planning, reporting, and the development of resources to achieve short and long-term goals.� Identify, gather, assess, and analyze data used for making decisions, and make decisions where appropriate.� Conduct various iterative and complex modeling exercises.
Prepare financial reporting packages for departments, analyzing and highlighting significant budget and year over year variances.
Work with departmental administrations to prioritize expenditures and identify opportunities for savings to meet unanticipated needs without exceeding budget limits.
University Financial Support: Collect, analyze, and interpret data relating to the finances and operations of Arts & Sciences.� Identify corresponding policy implications and/or recommendations; analyze revenue and expenditures and prepare analysis for the Dean, setting forth progress, trends, and appropriate recommendations or conclusions.� Compare data with peer institutions, interpreting and presenting those results. Key participant in strategic planning.
Work with A&S Accounting and CFU Accounting Services on quarterly Core report variance explanations (year-to-year actuals and budget-to-actuals) per the Core report schedule.
Analyze income and expenses, make investigations, assemble data, and prepare projections and reports for planning and decision-making.
Support preparation of presentation materials and analysis for the University Finance Committee, Deans, and School leadership.
Reporting Services: Develop improvements in information retrieval and analysis processes, acting as a liaison to help streamline critical processes. Develop and coordinate the processes necessary to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting.
Determine reporting needs and create customized user reports for departments to meet operational needs
Other duties as assigned.
An undergraduate degree in accounting with a minimum seven years of professional accounting experience or undergraduate degree in accounting with five years of professional accounting experience and CPA.
Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word.� Report writing, budgeting and BI tools.
Strong analytical skills; strong problem solving and decision making capabilities.� Ability to properly assess pertinent data and develop a framework for effective and practical solutions to complex issues.
Able to prioritize and manage multiple projects and deadlines.
Able to present findings succinctly and clearly in narrative, tables and chart forms.
Strong project management skills; ability to manage financial system projects, set priorities and goals, monitor performance against goals and standards, and ensure successful project implementation.
Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Access.
Excellent communication skills, written and verbal.
Excellent interpersonal skills; a service-oriented communicator who is a true team player with the ability to forge relationships and bring diverse groups together on difficult issues.
Public Accounting experience.
Accounting/finance experience in a complex University environment.
Experience in Report writing, Cognos, Workday enterprise systems, and PeopleSoft/HRMS.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Arts & Sciences Office Account. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
The hiring range for this position is $65,559 - $85,293 annually.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -8 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
Human Resources website (hr.wustl.edu)
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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.