Essential Functions: JOB PURPOSEReporting to the Director, Family Medicine the Manager, Finance (Family Medicine) assists with managing the financial affairs of the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences (DFMPHS). Monitors accounts, programs and projects and provides recommendations for improved processes and services. Approves expenditures for all units and evaluates current operations in order to identify and implement improved procedures, policy and strategies. Coordinate sponsored program administrative functions for the Department. This includes fiscal and administrative review of sponsored grant and contract proposals; review and processing of agreements; and the management and processing of financial transactions. Position duties require knowledge of and experience in University accounting and budgeting and sponsored project administration. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Essential functions are the primary duties/major job responsibilities that an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. The essential functions are listed in order of importance.) Oversee fiscal management and administration of department funds related to grants, contracts, indirect cost, research & development and commercial activity with assistance to department general funds and endowments. Monitor expenditures to ensure compliance with Department, School, University, sponsor and other applicable policies, procedures, rules and regulations. Regularly meet with faculty to monitor and review all fiscal activity and provide financial projections to show anticipated year end outcomes, including but not limited to requests for budget transfer, project period extensions, personnel and non-personnel activity. Serve as a resource to faculty and other staff within the unit by providing information and guidance on appropriate use of department funds. Serve as a primary liaison between faculty and University offices to identify and resolve problems to ensure compliance with institutional policies and procedures. Provide direct fiscal and administrative input towards the annual budget and management of all active funds within the unit. Perform financial analysis and prepare reports for DFMPHS on all fiscal activity. Work with University offices to coordinate the fund management process for DFMPHS ensuring compliance with University, sponsor and other applicable policies, procedures, rules and regulations. This includes activity of sponsored, internal, general donations, other awards and endowed funds.Provide day-to-day direction and guidance to clerical and accounting staff, including assignment of duties and training in policies and procedures. Coach, counsel, mentor and monitor/evaluate performance. Participate in and make recommendation is talent acquisition.Attend committee meetings; provide information and respond to inquiries concerning day-to-day operations; remain current with trends and developments in Accounting, Finance and related fieldsConduct and provide analysis, studies, and reports and make presentations and recommendations required to improve efficiencies and optimize the use of resources. Enhance financial reporting and monitoring systems; identify needs of internal and external customers; interpret, explain and revise findings as required to ensure pertinent issues and concerns are addressed. Oversee financial and business operations of consortia and professional organizations; serve on internal and external ad hoc committees. Perform other related work as assigned.
Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSEducation: Bachelor's degree in finance or will consider equivalent combination of education and experience.Experience: Three to five years' experience in research administration at an academic institution. Work activities require knowledge of accounting, finance and budget and the interpretation and application of University, School and Department administrative policies & procedures. Supervisory experience preferred.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIESTechnical Knowledge: Extensive knowledge of pre and post award administration of sponsored grants and contracts. Extensive knowledge of accounting or finance practices and principals. Business Acumen: Extensive knowledge of and experience with University organizations, practices, programs and computing systems. Extensive knowledge of business operations and polices of external agencies and university affiliates.Communication Skills: Excellent oral and /or written communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with others. Ability to present technical information and data so others understand.Problem Solving Skills: Strong analytic and problem resolution abilities. Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner. Gathers and analyzes information skillfully.Leadership Skills: Ability to coach, mentor, motivate and inspire others. Ability to effectively delegate to others.
Internal Number: 76_207292
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