This position will serve as financial administrator/budget analyst for Clinical Systems in the School of Dentistry. This includes budget oversight -- chartstring management, financial and budget activity reporting; providing fiscal oversight, auditing, reconciliation, forecasting/reporting accurate balances, and analyzing data and transactions for compliance. Position will proactively identify and resolve issues related to carry forward requests, no cost extensions, rebudgeting requirements, grant close-outs, changes in personnel, cost-share/salary cap compliance, and effort certification. This position will provide expertise to Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and other stakeholders on complex financial accounting, reporting and fiscal management issues.
40% - Develop and prepare regular--weekly, monthly and annual--reports. Provide detailed and complex financial analysis of accounts to problem solve, identify areas of concern, document for audit purposes, and recommend a course of action to resolve any issues. Analyze situations that arise and use judgment to interpret University regulations. Monitor spending activity on assigned accounts and reconcile account activity on a monthly basis; resolve accounting issues identified during reconciliation.
15% - Facilitate regular meetings with administrative leadership; advise on financial accounting matters by keeping the administrative leadership informed of current and projected balances. Provide data and recommendations regarding account balances, budgeting practices, and accounting functions.
20% - Serve as a resource, consulting with administrative leadership, financial preparers and other staff, as well as other accounting/payroll staff regarding financial services, practices, and policy and procedure interpretation related to procurement allowances, travel, appropriate justification preparations, p-card usability, and other financial regulatory activities. Interpret and explain policy and procedural requirements. Work with finance team to resolve gaps in processes or procedures.
20% - Perform departmental approvals. Audit and approve/deny expenditures on accounts based on University requirements. Prepare journal entries for funding transfers, cross-charges, adjustments and corrections.
5% - Attend classes, workshops, seminars, and other meetings to remain up-to-date on system and policy changes, and continue professional development. Serve on various committees, advisory boards and user groups.
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
BA/BS degree plus at least 4 years of professional accounting experience or a combination of related education and relevant work experience to equal eight years.
Experience to include financial analysis, creating and maintaining finance reports, and budgeting.
Experience in business intelligence software systems(e.g. Tableau, OBIEE/UM Analytics, Hyperion BI)
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel (formulas, pivot tables, Vlookup, etc.)
Experience analyzing and reconciling data in multiple systems.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and willingness to learn
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external organizations, groups, team leaders, and individuals
Strong organizational and customer service orientation skills.
Experience data mining and analyzing clinical data in an educational setting
Evidence of successful working relationships with senior management
Demonstrated ability to proactively identify and resolve complex problems.
Demonstrated ability to organize and direct multiple projects and interrelated financial activities with major operational or funding impact.
Demonstrated ability to anticipate business needs, develop and analyze alternatives, and make recommendations to faculty and unit leaders regarding budgets and financial impact.
Strong organizational skills with demonstrated ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects with fixed deadlines and ability to re-prioritize tasks as needed.
Internal Number: 331906
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