Financial Manager, Local Business Center

Location
Chicago
Posted
May 18, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
About The Unit:

Unit Job Summary: Finance Manager: Reports to the Finance Director; responsible for all administrative activities within and among assigned departments. Activities managed by this position include accounting, budgeting, pre- and post-award grant administration, recharge operations, purchasing, payroll, and human resource management. Coordinates activities with other business centers in the Division and other administrative units outside the Division, such as Research Administration and the Financial Services office. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it.

Unit Education: Bachelor's degree required. MBA or advanced degree in finance, public policy, not-for-profit administration, or a related field preferred.

Unit Experience: A minimum of five years of financial analysis experience required. Experience in a University or a not-for-profit organization required. Seven years of financial analysis experience in a university setting or other not-for-profit organization preferred.

Unit Job Function Competencies: Knowledge of Microsoft Office, financial computing, and database software applications required. Knowledge of various financial principles, practices, and applications including budgeting, financial planning, and financial reporting required. Strong financial modeling skills required. Intellectual versatility and creativity required. Strong analytical and organizational skills required. Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills required. Ability to think strategically and translate into operational objectives required. Ability to independently develop and analyze alternative solutions and make recommendations required. Ability to work closely with senior University officials required. Ability to work effectively under considerable time pressure on high visibility, high stakes projects required.