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FINANCIAL MANAGER, Faculty of Computing and Data Sciences, Office of the Provost

Boston University
BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States
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FINANCIAL MANAGER, Faculty of Computing and Data Sciences, Office of the Provost

Tracking Code22500524070514Job Description

The Faculty of Computing & Data Sciences (CDS) is a transdisciplinary academic unit of scholars and researchers in core and applied areas of computing, computational, and data-driven inquiry. The CDS mission is to be a catalyst for synergy and integration of research and education programs in computing and data sciences across the landscape of academic disciplines at BU. Founded in 2019 and housed in an iconic 19-story building to be completed in 2022, CDS complements and connects various academic disciplines through the language of computation and data. In support of the University's strategic goals, CDS is laying the foundation for promoting innovation-driven and civic-minded computing through thematic Impact Hubs that act as catalysts for maximizing the real-world impact of its research, curricular, and co-curricular programs most notable on issues of equity, sustainability, health, and civic tech.

Reporting to the Director of Administration in the Faculty of Computing & Data Sciences (CDS), the CDS Financial Manager oversees and supports all the financial processes related to the programmatic and administrative operations of the unit, including the annual budgeting process, ongoing financial administrative transactions, budget reconciliations and confirmations, as well as student hiring and payroll.

Required Skills

A cover letter is required for consideration.

We seek a flexible and detail-oriented individual who is able to work both independently and be part of a team in an exciting new interdisciplinary academic unit. The role requires exceptional organizational skills. The CDS Financial Manager will manage the strategic and day-to-day financial operations for CDS and its programs and will be responsible for budget development and reporting, transaction management, hiring and payroll, finances associated with student initiatives and interdepartmental collaborations. This role will also have an opportunity to contribute to the creation of financial systems to enable seamless management of multi-lateral collaborations involving faculty and programs that span the academic landscape at BU.

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 5-8 years of experience
  • Ability to provide advice, problem solve, and interact with individuals at all levels
  • Budget development and oversight experience
  • Advanced skills in excel or equivalent budgeting tools
  • Strong financial management skills
  • Outstanding communication and people skills; proactive and responsive communicator
  • Proficiency with productivity and database software
  • Ability to develop shadow budget systems that translates and tracks transaction level data into program and initiative-level budget views
  • Ability to arrive at creative solutions, within the framework of university policies and protocols, in order to accommodate the unique and non-traditional needs of a large, complex academic unit focused on interdisciplinary computing and data sciences
  • Patient and empathic approach to communicating with and managing students with hiring, payroll, and financial transactions
  • Must have comfort working in a fast-paced, dynamic work setting. Flexibility a must.
  • Basic IT skills (databases, MS Office, etc.)

Please note all newly hired staff and faculty, will need to be in compliance with Boston University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption (instructions). For further information on the University’s response to COVID-19, please visit the Back2BU site.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job LocationBOSTON, Massachusetts, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular


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