Work Schedule/Hours:Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm
The Finance Professional 3 is a member of the Clinical Neuroscience Administrative Center's finance team which collectively supports the departments of Neurology, Neurosurgery, Rehabilitation Medicine, and Psychiatry. This position will be the subject matter expert providing financial, accounting, and analytical expertise in the non-sponsored, operational aspects of a single, assigned department. This position will have three core areas of responsibility:
Communicate on a regular basis with department administrators, faculty, and other staff regarding a variety of financial matters. Coordinate with Med School financial administration as necessary to support assigned department.
Work with unit administration to communicate changes to University and Med School financial policy and procedures.
Maintain good working relationships with department staff.
Refine and maintain the non-sponsored chart of accounts to allow for a comprehensive funds picture for assigned department.
Prepare regular monthly, quarterly, annual and ad hoc reports that include projections for departmental chart strings. Assist with the interpretation of these reports, identify areas of concern, and provide possible solutions to departmental staff.
Assist assigned unit with external reporting requirements as necessary.
Be viewed by department staff as a knowledgeable, helpful source of policy and procedure interpretation related to purchasing, travel, justification preparations, p-card usability, and other financial regulatory activities.
Monitor spending activity on assigned chart strings and reconcile activity regularly.
Resolve accounting issues identified during regular review via journal entries, payroll distribution changes, Foundation billing, etc.
Responsibilities not included above include:
Develop and enter annual department non-sponsored detailed and position budgets.
Attend applicable training and general finance meetings to stay abreast of evolving practices and policies.
Assist Finance Director and Finance Manager with ad-hoc reporting and other duties as assigned.
Provide exceptional customer service to assigned department.
75% Non-sponsored accounting and budgeting
15% Transaction review and approval
10% Other duties as assigned
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
BA / BS with major in accounting, finance or business admin, at least four years of experience; or a combination of related education and work experience to equal eight years;
Proficiency with Microsoft Excel (formulas, pivot tables, Vlookup, etc.);
Monthly reporting, forecasting and variance analysis experience;
Experience with information management including the ability to gather, organize and present data in a meaningful way;
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work with a variety of stakeholders;
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment;
Willingness to learn and take on challenges;
Ability to adapt to a changing environment;
Strong customer service orientation
Experience analyzing and reconciling data in multiple systems;
Experience working with databases, including ability to extract and manipulate data to support critical analysis and decision making;
Experience with University systems such as PeopleSoft HRMS, EFS, UM Reports, ECRT;
Ability to simplify and improve processes;
Ability to proactively identify and resolve complex problems;
Ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects with fixed deadlines.
Internal Number: 330407
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