Position plays a critical role in planning and managing all financial activities of academic departments and the faculty in collaboration with staff from the Finance and Administration office. The functions supported by this position include: allocation, monitoring and oversight of budgets of academic departments and programs; monitoring of awards and external grants for which the Provost is the Principal Investigator; providing accurate information and reports to facilitate financial and budgetary decision-making within the Provost’s office. Provides staff support for appropriate campus-wide committees such as the Committee on Faculty Research and Awards and the Agenda Committee and services in other committees such as the Budget Advisory Committee.
1. Informs and supports the work of the Provost Office on all budgetary and financial matters. Sits on the “Committee of Four” (Provost, Dean, Assistant Provost for Faculty Affairs, Associate Director of Academic Budget and Finance). Serves as the primary contact on budgetary and financial matters with all academic departments and programs, Development office, the Budget office, Controller’s office.
2. In collaboration with the Budget office, plays an important role in the fiscal year budget closing and for supporting academic departments in closing their budgets. Is responsible for submitting the Provost’s office budget and capital requests.
3. Provides staff support to campus-wide committees such as the Committee on Faculty and Research Awards and the Agenda Committee.
4. Sets up the faculty salary scales, and collaborates with the Assistant Provost for Faculty Affairs in the implementation of the annual faculty salary process and in the management of the faculty salary pool.
5. Assists the Provost with the annual administrative salary increase process.
Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree or MBA preferred
Five years’ experience in a role working directly with budgets and financial data. Accounting or finance background in a higher education environment preferred.
Ability to navigate and understand budgets effectively Ability to problem solve and develop new ideas and procedures Knowledge of Workday or other similar financial systems Experience in utilizing technology systems, computer skills including proficiency in Excel Strong interpersonal and verbal skills
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