Manager Finance/Accounting - CST Dean's Ofc

Job description

Reporting to the Assistant Dean, Finance and Administration, the Financial Manager performs financial, grants and administrative functions for the College of Science and Technology (CST).  Monitors the operating budget for six departments and serves as the budget authority for department staff which includes projecting the assigned revenue and expenditure units, reconciling variances, reviewing expenditures of departments, re-budgeting as necessary, and completing accounting functions, reporting and financial analysis.  

The Financial Manager takes the lead on grant applications for three departments and offers direction and oversight to junior grant administrators throughout the College and administrative staff within the departments. Reconciles grant cost center reports, continuously reviews and analyzes grant expenditures, creates reports, and develops grant spending plans as needed.   

The Financial Manager also works closely with the Controller’s Office in analyzing and managing CST Space Inventory for F&A Analysis and Negotiation.  Serves on various University level committees - Research Advisory committee, Accounts Payable, Cognos, OMB committee, Admin council, etc.  Supervises staff and implements performance standards and expectations for their professional and career development and takes corrective action on performance issues as required. Administrative responsibilities include, but are not limited to purchase requisitions, work requests, and travel reimbursements. Perform other duties as assigned.

This position requires a background check.

Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and four years of directly related financial experience. Demonstrated experience and exposure to administrative policy/procedures, budget management, financial reporting, supervising staff and grants administration. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills and Abilities:
*Knowledge of applicable professional financial and budgeting principles. 
*Strong analytical skills and ability to develop creative and innovative solutions to financial, budget and program management issues.
*Ability to adapt to constantly changing environment.  
*Ability to make presentations to small and large audiences.
*Strong administrative and project management skills.
*Must be organized, detail oriented, and able to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
*Strong supervisory skills and ability to monitor the work of others, provide feedback and manage performance.
*Strong interpersonal and customer service skills, along with the ability to work with a diverse population of faculty and staff. 
*Excellent written and oral communication skills. 
*Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel.

Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Main Campus-Carnell Hall
Job: Staff
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular




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Posted: 6/4/2021
Application Due: 6/13/2021
Work Type: Full Time