This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week. Position hours are generally Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Graduate School on the Danforth Campus in Cupples ll, Room 204.
Responsible for financial oversight of the Graduate School budgets. This includes forecasting and analyzing trends - including enrollment, tuition expenses, student stipends, and fellowship programs. Supervisory responsibility for the payroll and accounting staff. This position will work closely with senior leadership and A&S departments on their graduate student support budgets.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Chiefly responsible for overseeing and managing $1.8M in annual departmental operating budget, $21M in annual student support budget; monitor use of $23M in annual tuition income; monitor use of $9M in endowment income; produce long-term business plans that include strategic analysis and assisting with strategic planning.
Responsible for the application, reconciliation, forecasting and reporting of tuition, remission, health subsidies, scholarships and gifts for 700+ A&S graduate students on the Danforth campus.�
Administer all external funding received by students in the Graduate School. This includes communicating and coordinating with campus partners, such as: Office of Research, Sponsored Projects Accounting, and Student Financial Services, as well as other schools to ensure that external funds are tracked and applied toward appropriate fees and/or expenses. Prepare reporting and forecasting based on external funding earned by graduate students.
Consolidate, validate, and analyze data from the accounting, human resources, student recommendation, and student information systems (SRS & SIS) to provide ad-hoc reporting to senior leadership. Produce consolidated financial information and data visualizations for senior leadership, annual reports, fellowship programs, and external stakeholders.
Manage the payroll and accounts payable staff to ensure all accounts are paid timely and in the most efficient manner possible.
Serve on the Graduate School senior leadership team – which includes all associate and assistant deans – to provide primary support to the Dean and the activities of the Graduate School.
Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, business, or a related field.
Three to five years of experience in a financial setting.
Master's of Business Administration or a master's degree in finance, accounting or a related field.
Previous work in higher education administration.
The hiring range for this position is $52,943 - $68,816 annually.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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