1) Finance and accounting: Analyze and monitor comprehensive financial activities within the BFI departments, primarily in the areas of finance, auditing, budgeting and forecasting, purchasing, and other operational/education-related financial activities.
2) Monitor and reconcile actual expenditures and revenue against budget and prepares monthly, quarterly and annual variance reports.
3) Plan, develop, analyze and manage budgets, including developing multi-year budget forecasts.
4) Oversee the review, approval, and reporting of all expenditures goods and services, and costing allocations.
5) Prepare and submit financial transactions through the university systems (ePayments, GEMS, BuySite, etc.).
6) Assist staff with the GEMS system and runs reports to ensure that transactions are reconciled at regular intervals.
7) Review financial reports for consistency and accuracy. Flag potential errors to be investigated and corrected. Prepare and submit account corrections as necessary, including both payroll and non-payroll.
8) Assist faculty and staff with review and execution of contracts and data use agreements; work to understand needs, assess contract suitability to meeting those needs, and negotiate with vendors to ensure contracts comply with university standards and guidelines. In addition, assist faculty and staff with requests to access datasets within the BFI data library.
9) Assist the Senior Finance Manager in the annual budget process such as preparing departmental budget packets and inputting budgets into Delphi.
1) Ability to effectively work with a diverse workforce in a complex research environment.
2) Exceptional oral and written communication skills and comfortable with a consultative approach to interacting with employees.
3) Excellent organization skills, with previous project management experience.
4) Ability to be a resourceful problem-solver and critical thinker, be proactive in leveraging opportunities and anticipating and averting problems.
5) Confidentiality is essential - capable of handling all employment information and issues with absolute discretion.
6) Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel.
7) Demonstrated ability to be an excellent team member.
8) Understanding of higher education and/or nonprofit organizations.
9) Diplomatic and customer service based approach to interacting with colleagues and others.
1) Bachelorâ™s degree in business, economics, finance, or a related field.
1) A minimum of three years of experience in finance, operations, or other related field.
2) Experience in higher education.
3) Experience with Workday.
4) Excellent knowledge of MS Office (Word and Excel).
5) Knowledge of Delphi, Business Objects, Griffin, FAS, ACCTS, and OnBase.
2) Cover Letter
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded to the Resume/CV section of the application.
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