May 03, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Duties: Reporting directly to the Executive Director of Fiscal Operations (EDFO), the ODC Finance Director (OFD), will provide fiscal oversight for all operations of the Orphan Disease Center (ODC). Manage the daily fiscal operations and accounting activities, including (but not limited to) budget management, accounting, purchasing, travel, gift funding, sponsored programs, endowment funding, and philanthropic event cost management.
The OFD is responsible for the strategic oversight of all financial management and will play a major role in providing financial, analytical, and strategic development for the ODC, preparing and monitoring of total annual operating budget including gifts, sponsored programs, and endowments; direction/oversight of all pre-and-post-award activities; developing and implementing fiscal functions to ensure compliance. The OFD will participate in strategic planning sessions on a regular basis with the EDFO, faculty, and senior administrative staff; analyze data and prepare budget projections and forecasts; revise budgets as needed; perform monthly account reconciliations using multiple tools and data sources.
The OFD will also interact/partner with the U Penn Development office to track and reconcile gifts.
The OFD will provide oversight of ODC's grants management program and will directly manage/supervisor the ODC's Grants Manager.

Qualifications: A Bachelor's Degree and 5 years to 7 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required. A MBA with an emphasis in Finance is highly desired.
Must have experience working with Gift Funds and Sponsored programs
The ideal candidate will be a mature leader. Experience managing financial functions -accounting, budgeting, control, and reporting - from multiple funding sources including government/private grants and contracts, as well as experience developing revenue projections, and financial models and budgets. Not for profit and fund accounting experience desirable. Excellent analytical and organization skills; well versed in using accounting software tools. Demonstrated ability to work as a productive member of the management team. Demonstrated track record of setting and meeting goals; Ability to set priorities, analyze and resolve problems. Demonstrated experience attracting, managing, developing, evaluating and retaining staff. Ability to lead, influence and motivate individuals and teams. An effective communicator with strong oral and written skills and a willingness to share information; collaborative and flexible style, with a strong service mentality. Experience in Ben Financials, Hyperion, PennERA, TEM, Concur, SOMERA, Polaris, ARIES, Research Inventory, Fides, PHS-Fits, Webi, ERACommons, ASSIST, SAM, eCPS, Proposal Center, NIH RePorter is a plus.

Reference Number: 40-25710

Salary Grade: 029

Employment Type: Exempt

Org: DM-Gene Therapy Program

Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

Job Family: D-Financial

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