Manager of Financial Projects

Hoboken, NJ
May 26, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Description

Responsible for the management, coordination and completion of projects. Identifies the best approach to successfully complete projects, sets and adheres to deadlines for both their individual contributions and the project overall, works collaboratively with others to coordinate and facilitate progress, and prepares reports for upper management regarding status of projects. Projects could include:
  • Support for special audits or new compliance requirements.
  • System implementation support or testing.
  • Written process documentation or training materials, identification of process improvements and change implementation. Financial Reporting responsibilities include:
  • Provide backup and assistance with the monthly closing processes performed by the Associate Controller. This may include the review of monthly reconciliations, executing the monthly closing process and coordinating and preparing the final reporting package.
  • Chart of Accounts role and permission maintenance.
  • Special projects or analysis as assigned.
  • Assistance with preparation of annual Form 990 and 990T.
  • Other responsibilities assigned by the Controller.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance with an accounting emphasis.
  • A minimum of five years demonstrated success in a position of similar responsibility.
  • Accuracy, attention to detail, analytical, time management, complex problem-solving,and analysis, and organizational skills
  • Excellent judgement in determining the best approach to performing the job functions and projects, both individually and in coordination with others.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently, to prioritize tasks and establish work plans and timelines.
  • Excellent computer skills including proficiency in Excel and Word, ability to work with and analyze or reconcile very large amounts of data, and experience working with databases (e.g. Access),
  • Ability to demonstrate reliance on experience and judgment to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Ability to identify best practices and implement improvements.
  • Must be a dedicated professional and team player with excellent verbal and written communication skills with people at all levels of the organization.

Preferred Qualifications
  • A CPA or Certified tax professional designation.
  • Prior experience in a University or other not-for-profit organization.
  • Experience in a decentralized environment collaborating with other departments.
  • System implementation experience.
  • Proficiency in Excel and ability to work with large amounts of data.
  • Experience with forensic accounting and/or forensic audit projects


General Submission Guidelines:

In order to be considered a candidate for any job at Stevens, you must submit an online application. Please attach a cover letter and resume with each application. Other requirements for consideration may depend on the job.

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EEO Statement:

Stevens Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Accordingly, Stevens adheres to an employment policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against candidates or employees based on legally impermissible factor(s) including, but not necessarily limited to, race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, nationality, citizenship status, age, ancestry, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information, pregnancy or pregnancy-related medical conditions, disability, or any protected military or veteran status.

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