<p>Overview:<br />This position reports to the CFO of the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM). This position is responsible for providing financial leadership to the CVM Cluster, CVM Departments and the Center for Animal Health and Food Safety (CAHFS). This position supervises a team of five employees and is responsible for ensuring the functions are managed effectively, deadlines met, and compliance with University policy. The position provides collegiate level financial reporting and analysis in the areas of budget, daily operations of financial management, audit, and center operations, to accomplish the budget and financial work of the CVM. Leads the development and management of annual non-sponsored budget of ~95 million (~115 million total expenditures, including sponsored). With the CFO and leadership team, assists with business planning, financial modeling and resource allocation strategies for the College<br /><br />Essential Functions:<br /><br />1. Controller and Cluster Supervision: 60%</p><ul><li>Provide collegiate-level reporting and analysis to CFO and Dean, including recommendations for improved efficiency or effectiveness.</li><li>Serve as senior level CVM resource for interpreting and explaining UM and collegiate policy and procedural requirements; ensures consistency and clarity in the interpretation and administration of policies.</li><li>Respond to inquiries from various college and University personnel and provide appropriate response or information to meet the request. </li><li>Oversee sources and uses of collegiate funding, including tuition, external sales, and ICR analysis/projections.</li><li>Manage the CVM Cluster team and centralized functions of accounts payable, accounts receivable, expense reimbursement, general ledger journal entries. Provide information and coaching to resolve gaps in processes or procedures.</li><li>Responsible for oversight of Collegiate Policy/Procedure development and serves as collegiate liaison for internal audits</li><li>Financial Database administrator</li><li>Oversees the compilation and coordination of annual reporting and financial accreditation data: AAVMC Comparative Data, AES and Animal Health funds, etc.</li><li>Responsible for determining Annual Scholarship and Fellowship award availability and award levels</li><li>Determines annual tuition rates in conjunction with Dean, CVM leadership team for Annual Tuition and Fee Management submission to the Board of Regents</li><li>Conduct ongoing performance management of staff to include annual performance evaluations.</li></ul><p>2. Non-Sponsored Budget & Financial Management: 30%</p><ul><li>Responsible for providing guidance and recommendations in development of annual budget for assigned units, ensure units are meeting required year-end deadlines, and closing of the annual operational books each fiscal year. </li><li>Serve as business partner with Center Director, providing financial analysis and recommendations.</li><li>Monitor spending activity on a monthly basis; resolve accounting issues identified. </li><li>Provide data and recommendations to managers regarding account balances, budgeting practices, and accounting functions. Coordinate activities with PI, departmental/center staff, financial staff, and outside agencies.</li><li>Facilitate set-up of External Sales accounts, including review of business plan and coordinating approval with External Sales and OGC. </li><li>Serve as a resource for other team members and consult with CVM staff around required financial services practice and policy and procedure interpretation.</li><li>Responsible for annual budgeting effort for collegiate departments and centers</li><li>Evaluates and oversees collegiate funding models for budget process</li></ul><p>3. Budget and Financial Management of Sponsored Projects: 10%</p><ul><li>Work closely with the Grant Coordinator to establish proposal budgets and ensure that grants are managed from pre-award stage into the post-award. </li><li>Analyze spending activity for compliance with University and sponsor requirements</li><li>Prepare detailed and complex financial analysis to identify gaps between predicted revenue and expenditures, and recommend a course of action to resolve any issue.</li><li>Facilitate regularly scheduled meetings with PIs regarding the monitoring of grant expenditures and balances, and advise on other related non-sponsored financial accounting matters by keeping the PI and the center director informed of current and projected balances.</li><li>Perform Certified Approver (CA) duties for college and assigned units, including serving as point of contact for other CVM accountants regarding CA duties, and trouble-shooting and problem-solving sponsored activity issues that arise within college.</li><li>Coordinate effort certification for college and center, including managing and monitoring payroll distributions, effort, budget issues, communicate with project staff regarding necessary distribution changes.</li></ul>
<p>Minimum/Essential Qualifications:</p><ul><li>Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or related field and eight (8) years of professional accounting/finance experience. Prior oversight of a cross-disciplinary team required.</li><li>Experience with Excel, Access, Word</li><li>Experience with financial reporting and analysis.</li><li>Experience managing workflows within payroll distribution, accounts payable, accounts receivable, expense reimbursement, and general ledger</li><li>Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and adapt communication style to a wide variety of audiences. Strong written and oral communication skills.</li><li>Demonstrated ability to interpret, present, and analyze information and ideas clearly and accurately in writing, verbally, and by preparation of financial reports and other materials.</li><li>Strong organizational skills with demonstrated ability to use good judgement to prioritize multiple projects for entities with competing interests; demonstrated ability to prioritize work assignments from multiple sources; experience making educated, independent decision and recommendations for action during the course of assigned work duties.</li><li>Experience supervising staff</li></ul><p>Preferred Qualifications:</p><ul><li>Master’s degree in finance or related field (i.e. MBA)</li><li>Current UMN Certified Approver</li><li>Experience with University of MN Enterprise Financial System (EFS) and HRMS</li><li>Experience with sponsored project and non-sponsored program accounting at the University of MN</li><li>Experience with database management and queries</li><li>Knowledge of and ability to understand and apply the U of MN financial policies and procedures </li><li>Knowledge of grant compliance and agency policies</li><li>Experience with University effort certification processes and knowledge of the ECRT system</li></ul>
Internal Number: 322645
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