Manages the daily financial operations of DIL and the Weiss Fund, in close partnership with BFI.
Implements financial management of grant-sponsored projects, ensuring all cross-institutional activities are conducted in a thorough, efficient, and compliant manner.
Oversees and ensures compliance with US financial and programmatic grant reporting.
Ensures University of Chicago compliance standards are met across all accounts and transactions in accordance with each institutionâ™s requirements and guidelines.
Provides building budget projections for administrative and fundraising needs.
Serves as lead and primary contact during audits to ensure that all audits are to standard, checked and complete for submission before the deadline.
Manages relationships with key administrators at other institutions.
May manage staff including a DIL and Weiss Fund grant and finance managers.
Develops and maintains strong relationships and clear communication with University finance offices, including BFI Finance Team, UChicago Global, Sponsored Award Accounting and Financial Services.
Partners with central Financial Services, URA, and the BFI Finance team to execute post-award administration.
Provides support and technical expertise on Weiss Fund financials as required by the BFI reporting commitments, in close partnership with the BFI Finance Team.
Manages quarterly and year-end reporting for the DIL and Weiss Fund operating budget.
Leads monthly accounting and budgetary reconciliation processes in line with the Universityâ™s Budget Office policies.
Works closely with BFIâ™s Senior Grants Manager on pre- and post-award grant and contract administration.
Works independently to maintain and support the planning and execution of financial strategy.
Acts as a resource for team members, solves complex problems. Explains complex and sensitive information.
Serves as an experienced liaison interacting with financial administrators within operational units on financial, budget or accounting matters to prepare, advise and recommend.
Provides financial input based on the development of data collection, metrics, reports and other analytical applications.
Analyze, organize and communicate business information to ensure deliverables are meeting or exceeding expectations.
Performs other related work as needed.
Associates degree in economics, finance, mathematics, business, or a related field.
Prior experience managing grants or funds.
Working knowledge in a research environment.
Background in development economics or a closely related field.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
Knowledge of financial computing and database software applications, including Delphi, GEMS, BuySite, e-Ledgers, Business Objects.
Strong financial modeling skills.
Familiarity and experience implementing and utilizing grant management software systems.
Knowledge of various financial principles, practices, and applications including budgeting, financial planning, and financial reporting.
Think strategically and translate into operational objectives.
Understanding of higher education and/or nonprofit organizations.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet tight deadlines.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Work closely with senior University officials.
Work both independently and as a team member.
Excellent organizational and leadership skills.
Work effectively with team members, staff and faculty across the University of Chicago, as well as key external partners at other institution and at the CRI Foundation.
Demonstrated leadership abilities, including developing strategic plans against a vision and involving others in the execution.
Diplomatic and customer service-based approach to interacting with colleagues and others.
This position will perform tasks mostly indoors in an office setting.
Work independently for periods of eight (8) hours or more.
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