Purdue University Northwest is seeking a Finance Manager to join our Business Management Team. The Finance Manager is responsible for managing the finance and business aspects of the university’s academic departments, colleges, and administrative units.
Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a premier metropolitan university dedicated to empowering transformational change in our students and in our community. PNW sits between Chicago’s skyscrapers and Lake Michigan’s sandy shores. You can have all the perks of a world-class city just a half hour drive away or enjoy the natural beauty of the Indiana Dunes National Park and Lake Michigan just 15 miles away.
Our Finance Manager position offers great flexibility by providing you with a hybrid work environment. You can enjoy working both from home and in the office.
Duties and Responsibilities of Finance Manager
Provide guidance to departments regarding financial activities. Ensure transactions are entered accurately, timely and efficiently. Provide support related to review and analysis of available funds. Interpret, administer and communicate University policies and procedures to departments. Working knowledge of Purdue financial and business policies and procedures and develop and implement departmental policies and procedures to implement these rules. Review and approve rate requests.
Responsible for fiscal authority including, but not limited to: review and approval of purchases to ensure compliance with University policy and procedures, State and Federal regulations and any other agency guidelines. Review allowability, allocability, reasonableness and funds availability. Provide interpretation and training related to financial systems and guidelines. Signature authority for purchases up to $50,000. Prepare, review and edit Cash Handling Plan when necessary.
Accurately prepare, analyze and explain financial reports to department heads on a monthly basis, or more frequently if requested. Financial reports include, but are not limited to, Budget vs Actual, Income and Expense, Trend Analysis, Breakeven Analysis, Balance Sheet Reports and Budget Projections. Supervise fund level management of accounts and advise supervisors on establishing and adhering to area budgets. Responsible for direct preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports and projections.
Work closely with Director of Managerial Accounting and department heads in development and managing departmental budgets. Prepare financial reports to support long range departmental financial planning forecasts. Develop budget recommendations for general or restricted funds. Determine need for and prepare transfer documents when necessary.
Benefits of a Finance Manager
Tuition remission at any Purdue campus
University contribution of 10% to retirement (3 year waiting period)
University contributions to Health Savings Account –
Plus a chance to earn more through participating in University Wellness Initiatives
Accrue 15 days’ vacation your first year, then 22 days’ vacation your 2nd year plus rollover
Professional references will be verified prior to any offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon completion of successful background check along with a motor vehicle records check if applicable.
Purdue University Northwest is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
Experience of Finance Manager
Two years of finance management and accounting experience required, preferably in higher education
Education of Finance Manager
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Management or related field required.
Core Competencies of Finance Manager
Ability to analyze, interpret, communicate, & adhere to University policies, procedures, rules & regulations
Ability to organize & prioritize multiple tasks & produce high quality work with attention to detail
Understanding of business/fiscal policies & procedures including Generally Accepted Accounting Practices regulations & standard needed
Demonstrated knowledge of PC software including word processing, spreadsheets, data query, & Internet required
Must have proficiency in budgeting, financial analysis, problem solving, organizational, customer service, & communication skills
Must have ability to build relationships among a diverse workforce at all levels
Possess a learning orientation to changing technology impacting business processes
Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a premier metropolitan university dedicated to empowering transformational change in our students and in our community. We offer two campuses serving approximately 9,300 undergraduate and graduate students. At PNW, we value academic excellence, support growth, and celebrate diversity. PNW’s five colleges - Business, Engineering and Sciences, Humanities/Education/Social Sciences Nursing and Technology offer more than 70 areas of study for undergraduate and graduate students. We’re accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and we’re consistently recognized among the best regional universities in the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings. PNW sits between Chicago’s skyscrapers and Lake Michigan’s sandy shores. You can have all the perks of a world-class city just a half hour drive away or enjoy the natural beauty of the Indiana Dunes National Park and Lake Michigan just 15 miles away.