<p>The Finance Professional 3 will serve as a core resource for the School of Nursing (SoN), with specific areas of responsibility to include non-sponsored and sponsored grant accounting, processor for sponsored and non-sponsored accounting transactions, approver for sponsored expenditures and effort coordinator.<br /><br /><strong>Primary Responsibilities of the Finance Professional 3 position include but are not limited to:<br />Project Accounting - Sponsored and non-sponsored (35%)</strong><br />• Partner with pre-award and finance staff, supervisor, and PI’s to ensure that awarded funds are transitioned and managed from pre-award state into post-award stage. Manage assigned funded sponsored and/or non-sponsored projects through closeout following the unit’s business processes.<br />• Monitor project budgets for compliance with financial, reporting, document retention, and legal requirements. Research discrepancies in accounting data and work with supervisor to recommend solutions to PI’s and/or their project assistants<br />• Forecast budget yr and/or project ending balances and communicate to PI and Office of Nursing Research and Scholarship (ONRS) as needed for continuations or no cost extension processes<br />• Review sponsored and non-sponsored transactions and determine if costs are applicable to project<br />• Report and meet quarterly or as needed with PI’s and project assistants to proactively plan and coordinate post award activities<br />• Respond timely and courteously to inquiries from personnel, PIs and/or their project staff<br />• Coordinate School’s post-award activities with SPA, SFR, and other U of MN departments.</p><p><strong>Payroll Accounting (30%)</strong><br />• Enter and document payroll distribution changes and payroll retro adjustments entries on a timely basis according to U policy and internal processes<br />• Review budgets to pre-approve new payroll appointments, continuations, or distribution changes<br /><br /><strong>General Accounting (20%)</strong><br />• Analyze assigned budgets, provide reports and recommendations to managers and/or faculty regarding account and/or fund balances<br />• Participate in budget entry process during annual budget prep and take part in fiscal year-end closeout processes<br />• Enter expense or fund transfer journal entries. Will be assigned as a primary or back up processor or approver for one or more financial processes.<br /><br /><strong>Effort Certification (10%)</strong><br />• Coordinate effort for assigned groups. Maintain record of current and future project effort for assigned projects, and verify information in ECRT pre-review.<br />• Coordinates effort certification process (ECRT), ensuring compliance with policy, and meeting ECRT deadline. <br />• Assist PI’s, researchers, and other departmental effort coordinators with the effort process<br /><br /><strong>Other Duties (5%)</strong><br />• Attend and contribute at School, AHC, GMUN, and Central committees and meetings (ie, FSUN)<br />• Attend Certified Approver (CA) educational opportunities to maintain certified approver status or initially to attain CA status within 9 months of hire date<br />• Serve as co-instructor for internal financial workshops provided to SoN employees regarding U of MN and the SoN’s internal policies and processes.<br />• Other duties related to the business office as assigned</p>
<p><strong>All required qualifications must be documented on application materials. </strong></p><p><strong>Required Qualifications:</strong><br />• Bachelors degree and 4 years of professional accounting experience or a combination of related education and work experience to equal 8 years<br />• Prior experience with financial budget analysis, forecasting, reporting, oversight monitoring for compliance with regulations and policies of non-sponsored and externally sponsored funds<br />• Experience working with multiple Principal Investigators (PI’s) with varying levels of expertise as PI’s<br />• Experience with financial systems, such as EFS-Enterprise Financial Systems<br />• Familiarity and experience with HR and payroll systems, such as HRMS PeopleSoft<br />• Proficiency using Excel<br />• Current Certified Approver Status (or as a condition of continued employment, attainment of Certified Approver status within 9 months of hire)</p><p><strong>Preferred Qualifications:</strong><br />• Experience with University of Minnesota systems including EFS, HRMS, ECRT, and Payroll<br />• Experience with sponsored and non-sponsored project accounting, and familiarity with GASB accounting policies and procedures<br />• Experience finalizing projects, budget year periods, and fiscal years<br />• Experience in developing methods and solutions to carry out project assignments and to contribute to process improvements independently and as part of a team<br />• Experience communicating clearly and effectively to faculty, unit leaders, staff, students, central units and external organizations both verbally and in writing.<br />• Highly organized, detail oriented, and experienced in managing multiple projects in a fast paced environment<br />• Prior experience with post-grants management, including effort certification<br />• Experience processing payroll including salary corrections<br />• Experience processing financial transactions in PeopleSoft</p>
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