Business Manager C

Job description

Job location: Huntsman Hall

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-07-02
Req: JR00000325
University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Posted Job Title

Business Manager C

Job Profile Title

Business Manager C

Job Description

The Business Manager directly supervises two business administrators (B) and has a dotted-line reporting relationship to an additional five financial coordinators imbedded within each of the division’s offices  The business manager provides necessary training, support, coaching, developmental opportunities and oversite to assure that best practices are followed and that the processing is accurate. Create and implement new and improved financial processes to increase efficiency and enhance standardization across the all departments. Work closely with directors to outline action plans when performance management is required for dotted line reports. 

The Business Manager works closely with the Vice Dean of the MBA Program, directors, managers, financial coordinators, and the Business Administrator to prepare the division's budgets. The Business Manager prepares and summarizes budget, tracks changes and updates forecasts using Hyperion, Business Objects/Webi, Ben Financials, Excel and other financial tools.

The Business Manager works with the Vice Dean of the MBA Program, the Vice Dean of the MBA for Executive Program, directors and managers in the Graduate Division and F&A to assure all financial operations and decisions adhere to university policy and provides financial models, spending and trend analysis, budget variance reporting, and prioritizing recommendations for the division's planning decisions and recommendations for cost efficiencies. Engage with F&A to define travel policies that are less straightforward for the department travelers.

The division looks to the Business Manager to provide financial analysis and input into the strategic decisions of the division. The Business Manager oversees processes such as payroll, travel expense, and purchasing cards and provides auditable, streamlined processing. Work closely with F&A on audits to define and identify process deficiencies. Design and implement process changes to mitigate risks and adhere to auditors’ expectations.

The Business Manager prepares and submits to the school's Office of Finance and Administration the annual operating budget, additional funds requests, projections, annual tax and year-end closing reports

Bachelor's Degree with 5-7 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Previous budgeting and forecasting experience. Ability to multi-task. Strong accounting skills and knowledge of Penn's financial systems a plus.

Working Conditions
Office, library, computer room

Physical Effort
Typically sitting at a desk or table

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Wharton School

Pay Range

$59,703.00 - $113,435.00

Affirmative Action Statement 
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

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.




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Posted: 7/24/2019
Application Due: 2/5/2020
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