BUSINESS MANAGER A
Duties: The Wharton SBDC supports approximately 400 Philadelphia area clients/entrepreneurs in the Greater Philadelphia area with workshops/short courses and business consulting through a core staff of 3-4 full time staff members, Wharton undergrad and MBA student consultants, and several independent contractors. The Business Manager has responsibility for planning and managing the financial, human resource, administrative and facilities operations of the Wharton SBDC as well as assuring compliance with policies of the Wharton School and the University of Pennsylvania, federal and state funding organizations. In addition, the Business Manager collaborates with the Director and Senior Associate Director and other SBDC team members to develop and implement program improvements as well as new programs for the 150+ Wharton students who work directly with the SBDC, entrepreneurs, staff, contractors and partners. Primary functions include: Grant management, funds management, financial analysis/management, budgeting, payroll, hiring, contracts, operational problem solving/ leadership
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and 3 to 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. BA in accounting or business preferred. Two to four years grants and contracts administration experience, particularly in a University setting (required). Thorough knowledge of University of Pennsylvania sponsored research guidelines and policies (preferred) as well as general accounting practices (required). Strong skills in spreadsheet, database and word processing (required). Experience in BEN financial, UMIS and Business Objects extremely helpful. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communications skills and be able to enforce guidelines and protocols in a diplomatic manner. The ability to work independently, under pressure of deadlines, to be flexible and contribute positively and proactively to a dynamic business environment.
Reference Number: 07-29032
Salary Grade: 026
Employment Type: Exempt
Org: Wharton SBDC
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