Essential Functions: POSITION PURPOSEUnder general direction, perform moderately complex financial accounting, budgeting and reporting functions. Assist in the development and coordination of financial and administrative activities to ensure continued efficient operation of a large department in a School, College, Division or Center/Institute of the University. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONSProvide financial support to several departments within C&IT including financial reporting and problem resolution in regard to budget, accounting, vendor quotations and payment, financial projections and journal voucher entries.Prepare financial statements such as income statements, balance sheets and activity reports regarding the financial status of unit projections, programs and other budget allocations. Oversee general ledger account allocations for all expenditures. Develop and maintain special accounting procedures for several complex general fund, designated and/or restricted accounts. Prepare budget projections and plans. Compile budget estimates, oversee budget execution and review. Reconcile funds, indexes, and accounts including several complex general funds, designated and revenue accounts. Approve and monitor unit revenues and expenditures. May possess signatory authority.Prepare adjusting entries and year-end closing activities for review. Project year-end revenues, expenditures and deficits based on information provided by department administrators and upper management. Perform calculations for management such as compound interest owed, payroll projection, expense and payroll accrual adjustments. Prepare a wide array of statistical and administrative reports, summaries and questionnaires regarding department and/or division activities. Develop financial reports for University wide/funded development projects such as EPAF, HR Encumbrance, Windstar, etc. Utilize administrative systems, including FMS, HRMS, PPS, GBS, etc. Prepare detailed proposals; create specialized reports utilizing Cognos, Access and Excel; prepare routine and ad-hoc financial reports and analysis. Research and analyze data for internal and external clients. Identify financial discrepancies and resolve client inquires. Create, organize and maintain files using database and spreadsheet programs. Track and maintain maintenance contract renewals which may include some cost negotiations with vendors. Coordinate vendor renewal and price quote process for hardware and software maintenance contracts.Provide functional supervision and train and instruct on methods and procedures. Provide direction to professional staff in department on methods and procedures. Perform related work as assigned.
Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSGraduation from an accredited college or university supplemented by coursework in business administration, accounting or related field or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience. Considerable knowledge of accounting or finance practices or principles. Project management experience.Considerable knowledge of and experience with University programs and computing systems (FMS/BAR, HRS, PPS and GBS). Ability to establish and meet deadlines, work under extreme pressure and function independently. Strong leadership, analytic and problem resolutions abilities.Excellent oral and/or written communication skills.Ability to communicate effectively with others.
Internal Number: 76_206952
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Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.