Essential Functions: The Perinatology Research Branch is seeking a Manager, Finance. Candidate will manage the annual operating budget and contract budget in the Perinatology Research Branch. Monitor accounts, programs and projects and provides recommendations. Approves expenditures for all units and evaluates current operations in order to identify and implement improved policies, procedures and strategies. This position will report to the Senior Director.Essential functions will include: Oversees the fiscal activities and finances of department. Serves as resource to School/College/Division units as well as liaison to other University units and outside organizations. Interprets policies and procedures, resolves related disputes and maintains professional relationships. Required to maintain current knowledge of trends and developments in Accounting, Finance and related fields.Conducts and provide analyses, studies, and reports and makes presentations and recommendations required to improve efficiencies and optimize the use of resources. Enhances financial reporting and monitoring systems; identifies needs of internal and external customers; interprets, explains and updates findings as required to ensure pertinent issues and concerns are addressed.Serves on internal and external ad hoc committees and, on an interim basis, manages the fiscal operations of an operational unit.Manages and provides overall leadership and direction to staff to ensure accurate and timely customer service delivery. Sets expectations & focus, assigns duties, delegates responsibilities, evaluates activities, prepares performance appraisals & professional development plans. Manages the administrative process for assigned staff including hiring, promotions, terminations, disciplinary procedures, and salary adjustments. Provides ongoing performance feedback, goal setting, and development plans for staff. Plans for future staffing needs.Performs other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Requires a Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Minimum of 5 years experience in a higher-level financial reporting/accounting/finance position, preferably in an academic setting. Knowledge of accounting or finance practices or principles. Experience with University organizations, practices, programs and computing systems. Knowledge of business operations and policies of external agencies.Excellent oral and/or written communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively with others.Ability to analyze accounting, financial or other quantitative data. Ability to analyze financial statements or numerical reports, record and maintain accounting or quantitative data. Ability to compile statistical data, identify and resolve problems in a timely manner. Skilled in gathering and analyzing data. Able to meet challenges with resourcefulness. Generates suggestions for improving work and develops alternative approaches and ideas.Strong leadership abilities and displays willingness to make decisions while exhibiting sound and accurate judgment.
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