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The Information Services (IS) Lead Finance Analyst, under minimal supervision, provides a wide-range of high-level and comprehensive financial analysis and complex fiscal management for multiple Information Services/Technology departments and projects. Financial responsibilities include, but are not limited to, analyzing complex expense reports; projecting and tracking department and project expenses; general ledger reconciliations; participating in short and long-term budget planning processes; travel and disbursements accounting; developing, monitoring and maintaining internal financial controls; preparing journal entries; year-end fiscal closing.
Independently resolves discrepancies; forecasts and identifies problems; formulates solutions and makes recommendations in accordance with departmental, university, and agency regulations. Develops and analyzes budgets and provides guidance and assistance to faculty and staff. Provides information or reports that will be used in resource determination and allocation, and makes resource recommendations (e.g., budgeting, staffing). Participates in long-term goal planning for the department and health system. Advises IS management on complex purchasing issues, including sole-source justification, multiple funding sources, verification of appropriateness of funding sources used for particular expenditures, etc. Performs independent reviews, research and analysis of system wide policies and initiatives with budgetary implications to the department.
Incumbent will lead the development and implementation of the department's internal controls, policies and procedures, and serves as liaison with the Campus and Health Systems Accounting. Responsible for leadership and supervision of IS Finance staff, recruiting, team building, workload management, staff development, performance assessments, discipline and coaching. Trains Info. Services staff on appropriate finance and procurement workflows.
Serves as liaison to project oversight committees and assists IS leadership in preparation of project status updates, coordinating information from design teams, end user focus groups, standing Health System committees and vendor implementation reviews.
Nine (9) years of related accounting and/or finance experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor's degree in a related area plus five (5) years of related accounting and/or finance experience/training.
Experience and advanced knowledge in finance policies, practices, and systems.
Ability to effectively present information verbally and in writing in a clear and concise manner. Excellent communication skills; ability to write and prepare clear and concise reports, presentations, and correspondence; ability to interact effectively with diverse levels of personnel over the telephone, computer and in person.
Demonstrated ability to learn and quickly understand complex processes and procedures, prioritize heavy workload, meet deadlines and cope with peak workload periods. Perform well independently with minimum of direct supervision in unstructured situations, and apply creativity and originality in effective problem solving.
Effective interpersonal skills with peers throughout the organization; strong service orientation and critical thinking skills; and attention to detail. Ability using organizational skills to multi-task in a high volume environment. Excellent negotiation and consensus-building skills; ability to recognize and deal with politically sensitive situations diplomatically.
Oracle Financial Cloud, Concur, and EPSi Budget Manager software experience.
Extensive financial background in general accounting, financial analysis, and capital planning demonstrated by a combination of education and professional experience.
Thorough knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP/GASB) and proven leadership and management accomplishments in a large, complex higher education or private industry organization.
Thorough knowledge of cost accounting principles and practices, operational flow, and work simplification theory, demonstrated by substantial skills in organizational, problem solving, negotiation, decision making, research and analysis
Strong ability to independently gather required information to organize, and perform financial analysis assignments. Ability to perform independ
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