About The Unit:
Unit Job Summary: Business Manager: Reporting to the Local Business Center Manager, provides comprehensive business service to assigned faculty. Manages financial accounts including budgeting, transaction approval, spending control, reporting, and account maintenance and closing. Provides or coordinates service in payroll, procurement, and pre- and post-award grant administration. Interacts directly with faculty, staff, and students in an intensive customer service environment. Takes a leading role in serving new faculty appointees. Coordinates service activities with Local Business Center, departmental, divisional, and central office administrators. Works closely with the Local Business Center Manager and others in training and organizational redesign efforts.
Unit Education: Bachelor's Degree or an equivalent combination of education and five years of experience in administration, financial services, or customer service required.
Unit Experience: A minimum of two years experience in administration, financial services, or customer service required.
Knowledge of and experience with federal and University of Chicago grant policies and practices preferred.
Knowledge of and experience with University of Chicago accounting systems preferred: Financial Accounting System, Business Objects, Automating University Research Administration (AURA) system, Account Create Cost Transfer System, and Payroll Expense Transfer System.
Knowledge of and experience with University of Chicago transaction systems preferred (BuySite, GEMS, E-payment, UChicago Time).
Windows computing experience preferred.
Unit Job Function Competencies: Excellent attention to detail required.
Good listening and verbal communication skills required.
Good ability to communicate in writing required.
Good basic math ability required.
Good organizational skills required.
Self-direction and initiative required.
Good analytical and problem-solving skills required.
Patience and persistence required.
Maturity and good judgment required.
Ability to adapt to frequent system and policy changes required.
Adherence to high business standards required.