This position is responsible for managing and controlling accounting, budgeting, auditing, and other financial related functions to ensure fiscal integrity of the Rangos School of Health Sciences. This position serves as the human resource liaison for the school and facilitates processes of all new hires through to terminations. This position also serves as the building manager.
Review of applications will begin immediately and applications received before December 13, 2019 will receive first consideration.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manages and controls accounting, budgeting, auditing, and other financial related functions.
Oversees annual budget development.
Works with departmental administrators and staff to ensure spending is on track and financial needs are met.
Closely monitors finances in Banner, tracks spending and reconciles deficits. Oversight of multiple operating budgets which may total more than $2.5 million.
Strategic planning, including forecasting for operational and personnel salary decisions for the School.
Advises management regarding financial decisions by providing accurate information regarding the financial status of individual accounts and interpreting University financial reports.
Prepares detailed budget reports on a monthly, quarterly and yearly basis; audits current procedures to monitor and improve efficiency of operations.
Coordinates all P-card activities.
Works with Human Resources to ensure the school’s compliance with all required policies, procedures, paperwork and documentation for all full-time and part-time faculty, administrators, staff, and students.
Coordinates building operations for the Rangos building, and dedicated spaces in Fisher Hall and Liebermann Hall. Works with Dean and administrators to identify, invest in, and manage renovation projects within the School. Submits FAMIS requests. Collaborates with the Dean and senior leadership on several aspects of the business continuance plan in the event of an emergency.
Supervises the clinical contract manager, ensures that all clinical contracts, documentation, time reporting and payroll is managed in a manner that is consistent with policies, procedures and priorities.
Collaborates with the Office of Research and research faculty to manage grant budgets.
Oversees all grants, contracts and funded projects. Manages and monitors the Schools overhead budget, Presidents Gift account and endowments. Updates spreadsheets quarterly/annually as necessary.
Performs related duties as assigned by Dean.
Bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting, finance, or other related field from an accredited institution.
Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible and related budget and personnel management experience within a higher education environment.
Master’s degree in business administration or other related field.
Alternately, the successful candidate will possess any equivalent combination or training and experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the essential job functions. This includes, but is not limited to the following:
Knowledge of management and supervision practices and techniques.
Respect for high-level of discretion, stewardship and confidentiality.
Thorough knowledge of management and supervision practices and techniques.
Knowledge of GAAP, accounting and budgetary theory, principles and practices.
Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to departmental budgets and accounting practices.
Skill in applying accounting and financial management principles.
Ability to develop and implement business plans to support existing and new academic programs.
Ability and willingness to contribute to the fundraising efforts of the school.
Ability to work independently on complex and confidential issues related to the day-to-day operations of a department/school.
Knowledge of human resources, purchasing, and payroll systems required; experience with Banner and ChromeRiver is preferred.
Ability to process, review, refine and troubleshoot all paperwork and processes related to employment to ensure all employees are paid appropriately, on time and in a consistent manner.
Ability to interpret policy and work with department heads/supervisors to manage their human capital to ensure that procedures are in place and policies are adhered to.
Ability to communicate effectively with multiple university constituencies including senior leadership, controller, finance, research/research accounting, office of human resources, etc.
Strong computer skills, including knowledge of entire MS Office Suite.
Proficiency in the use of MS Excel for the development of spreadsheets and management reports using graphs and charts is required.
Effective organizational and administrative skills are required.
Ability to initiate and follow through with work responsibilities and meet deadlines.
Sensitivity to the need of each individual to be treated with dignity and respect as it relates to diversity in general and the mission of the university specifically.
Willingness to contribute actively to the mission and respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. The mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and ecumenical campus community.
Ability and willingness to contribute actively to the mission and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. The mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.
Catholic in its mission and ecumenical in spirit, Duquesne University values equality of opportunity as an educational institution and as an employer. We aspire to attract and sustain a diverse faculty and staff that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic goals and enriches our campus community. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples through our charter membership in this region's HERC (http://www.hercjobs.org/oh-western-pa-wv/).
We invite applicants for this position to learn more about our university and its Spiritan heritage by visiting http://www.duq.edu/about/mission-and-identity/mission-statement. Those invited to campus for an interview may be asked about ways in which they see their talents contributing to the continued growth of our community and furthering its mission.
Duquesne University, a private, Catholic institution, prides itself on being mission-centered and mission-driven. Our employees contribute to our culture of academic excellence and our mission of serving God by serving students. In turn, they enjoy a supportive working environment that values individual talents, encourages teamwork and rewards accomplishments.
A nationally ranked top-tier university, Duquesne has established a legacy of excellence in liberal and professional education. Our 14:1 student-faculty ratio allows our students to work closely with expert faculty. Duquesne has also won accolades and recognition among the nation’s top 20 small research schools for our research initiatives and faculty productivity.
Situated on a 50-acre campus within the city, Duquesne provides a small-town feel in an urban setting. The Pittsburgh region offers a variety of cultural, education and professional opportunities, as well as a safe and affordable lifestyle.
We strive to attract, recruit and retain a dynamic, diverse workforce. Our employees benefit from an array of campus resources that provide convenience and cost savings, including a variety of dining options, a full-ser...vice Starbucks, a retail bank and credit union, a fitness center and year-round wellness programs and onsite parking. Employees also may take advantage of the many educational, cultural and sporting events sponsored by the university.
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