Manage and direct the financial and business operations for the Global Engagement portfolio, overseeing and providing leadership for financial and budgetary planning, payments, procurement, and human resource transactions. Develop and streamline business processes in accordance with applicable regulations/procedures.Serves as an integral member of the strategic leadership team.
Oversee and evaluate financial activities, including budget reporting and forecasting, accounting, account reconciliations, purchasing, payables, and cash management in accordance with applicable regulations, policies, and procedures. Assist with income projections and management of endowed and grant accounts. Monitor and maintain accurate and up-to-date budgets and accounts for appropriated funds, endowments, gifts, grants, and revenue.Develop operational, financial, and statistical reports, both regular and one-time in nature, from various data sources using a variety of advanced data processing and analysis techniques. Integrate appropriate financial and non-financial data into consolidated reports to aid management decisions at all levels of the portfolio. Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual financial and budget reports for the Senior Vice Provost as well as unit Directors and the Provost’s Office, as applicable. Coordinate with the Provost’s Office on the development of the five-year plan for the Global Engagement portfolio.Supervise, train, evaluate, and provide guidance to finance and HR staff in units reporting to the Global Engagement portfolio. Ensure proper training of staff and compliance for all business operations and that human resources practices, principles, and ideologies are in alignment with the organizational effectiveness goals of the Senior Vice Provost for Global Engagement and the University.Monitor processes for appropriate internal controls, assess operational processes and make recommendations for improvements, and ensure compliance with University policies and procedures, state and federal laws and regulations.Review and approve invoices, purchasing, reimbursements, and journal entries and ensures the timely and accurate processing of all financial transactions and HR documents.Conduct and participate in special projects, as assigned. Use independent judgment, knowledge of University procedures, and resourcefulness to develop and implement detailed project plans. Operate with a high degree of autonomy and establish strategic direction for multiple functions.
Master's degree in business administration, accounting, finance or similar field. Twelve years of business management, professional level accounting, and/or financial experience at a large organization to include at least three years of supervisory experience. Progressively responsible experience in planning, forecasting, financial analysis and report production. Budget management experience. General human resources experience or knowledge. Superb interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Ability to problem solve and research financial inquiries. Experience dealing with confidential information and ability to keep information confidential. Ability to share information with others and help build a team atmosphere. Effectively prioritize and perform multiple tasks. Proficiency with Excel. Professional demeanor. Proven ability to show initiative and strong work ethic. Ability to exercise sound independent judgment, be tactful, and diplomatic. Experience managing and identifying complex and fragmented processes and building in controls to minimize errors and promote efficiency and consistency while ensuring compliance with established policies. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
Previous experience with financial administration at the University of Texas at Austin, including interaction with the university’s administrative applications such as Workday/HRMS, FRMS, DEFINE and budgeting activities.Experience with COGNOS, report writing packages, and business intelligence tools.
Retirement Plan Eligibility:
The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.
A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.
Employment Eligibility Verification:
If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form. You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.
The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university’s company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following:
Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in HOP-3031.
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