Business Manager, Executive Education

Job description

Job location: Steinberg/Dietrich Hall

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-09-17
Req: JR00008705
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, Executive Education

Job Profile Title

Business Manager B

Job Description Summary

Reporting to the Associate Director of Financial Operations and Accounting Team, the Business Manager is responsible for the management of the Executive Education compensation and travel reimbursement processes. This includes understanding and applying applicable accounting standards and policies; analysis, reporting, and research; as well as managing the process from start to finish. This position troubleshoots and resolves operational issues as well as is expected to analyze, streamline, and re-engineer processes for greater efficiency, accuracy and control. This position requires regular communication to both internal and external customers. This position also oversees the payment application and refund processing for Wharton's business units, including research and analysis, internal and external client issues and inquiries, and reconciliation of bank statements and account receivable reports.

Job Description

The Business Manager will work closely with Executive Education Staff and Human Resources to properly identify and facilitate payments to Individual Service Providers and ensure compliance with Worker Classification Standards and policies. This individual must utilize substantial interpersonal, written, and analytical skills in order to communicate with all levels of the Executive Education including senior leadership, faculty, and directors as well as external clients and contractors. Given the custom arrangements that are common in Executive Education, this position must possess a combination of big picture, intellectual curiosity, detailed thinking, and exceptional communication skills.


  • Manage Financial Processes: Manage Executive Education (EE), EE Online & Knowledge at Wharton (K@W) compensation and reimbursement processes.
  • Function as a resource for reimbursement and compensation related research and other consultative services for this dynamic and large organization.
  • Continually review existing processes for efficiencies and accuracy.
  • Proactively seek solutions to make more effective business processes in those areas supported.
  • Provide daily support for the EE travel reimbursement process, obtaining and reviewing supporting documentation, preparing the applicable forms, and creating on-line requisitions for the appropriate approval for faculty/staff travel, reporting and reimbursement.
  • Prepare and analyze compensation for EE, Online, and K@W departments. This includes University faculty and outside consultants for teaching duties ($15M/annually) and Staff Payroll – full time/part time, temps and students ($10M/annually).

Bachelor's Degree with 3-5 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Must have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects with limited supervision, and demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team. High attention to detail, accuracy and follow through required. Strong computer skills with proficiency with MS Office required. Knowledge of the following University systems for financial management is preferred: BEN Financials, Business Object, and Concur.

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Wharton School

Pay Range

$50,684.00 - $91,232.00

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: 9/19/2019
Application Due: 12/10/2019
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