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Senior Financial Analyst

Employer
The University of Texas at Arlington
Location
Arlington, TX

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Posting Number:

S05443P

Position Title:

Senior Financial Analyst

Department:

Facilities Mgmt_Gen Services

Location:

Arlington

Job Family:

Facilities/Construction

Position Status:

Full-time

Work Hours:

Standard

Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday; 8:00am-5:00pm

  • Requires occasional evening or weekend hours.

Open to:

External and Internal

Salary:

Salary is commensurate based on qualifications and relevant experience.

Duration:

Funding expected to continue

Pay Basis:

Monthly

Benefits Eligible:

Yes

Benefits at UTA:

We are proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package to all our employees at the University.

To help you understand the full value of these benefits, we have created a tool that calculates the total worth of your compensation package. This tool takes into account all of the benefits that you are eligible for, including health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off. To access this tool and learn more about the total value of your benefits, please click on the following link:
https://resources.uta.edu/hr/services/records/compensation-tools.php

University Information:

The University of Texas at Arlington is located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan area that is home to over 7 million people, one of the fastest-growing tech economies in the United States, and a wide array of arts, entertainment, and cultural activities. UTA is a comprehensive teaching, research, and public service institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through scholarship and creative work. The University is committed to providing access and ensuring student success, and to a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization of discoveries by our community of scholars. With an enrollment of more than 40,000 students, UTA is the second largest in the University of Texas System. As a result of its combination of rigorous academics and innovative research, UTA is designated as a Carnegie R-1 “Very High Research Activity” institution. UTA ranks No. 4 nationally in Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list and is among the top 30 performers nationwide for promoting social mobility of its graduates (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). UTA is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and it has one of the top 5 most ethnically diverse undergraduate student bodies in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). Its approximately 270,000 alumni, including some who occupy leadership positions at many of the 24 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in North Texas, contribute to UTA’s $22.2 billion annual economic impact on Texas.

Furthermore, UTA is poised to experience widespread growth in the near future. The university recently launched the first phase of its RISE 100 initiative aimed at recruiting 100 new tenure-system faculty to amplify research standing and position UTA as a leader in key scholarly areas; more details are available at https://www.uta.edu/administration/president/strategic-plan/rise100. The successful candidate for this position will have the opportunity to join UTA during an exciting period of growth and contribute as the university broadens its impact.

Job Summary:

Assist Director, Assistant Director, Senior Project Manager, and Project Managers to prepare and submit contractual agreements with existing State and University laws, rules, and regulations for Architects, Contractors and consultants, prepare task orders, process invoices; and develop, implement and apply professional project cost and process controls for multiple large, complex higher education academic, healthcare and research projects greater than $10 million with an aggregate value up to $500M.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Advise and assist the Capital Projects team with project-related account and budget reporting.
  • Provide project managers with accurate financial information.
  • Recommend solutions on financial issues.
  • Prepares monthly, yearly, and special reports to track expenditures and project fund balances.
  • Assist internally with project reconciliation between UT Share and UT System’s project management software, Unifier (OPUS).
  • Reconciles all monthly capital project fund and project-related account statements to ensure funds are expended properly and consistent with the project budget.
  • Maintain project-related accounting records, including purchase orders, contracts and change orders using OPUS, a project management application for financial reporting.
  • Assist, prepare, and submit contractual and sister agreements and task orders for architects, contractors, and consultants. Process invoices as it relates to these contracts and task orders.
  • Oversee and maintain compliance regarding alternate project delivery methods in area of Guaranteed Maximum Price development, submittal and approval, subcontractor selection, buy-out, schedule of values management, and payment application review and processing.
  • Support Director and Assistant Director in pre-project planning activities, including support in the preparation of Capital Improvement Plan agenda items for the Board of Regents and support with Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approval requests
  • Performs other duties assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or related field and a minimum of seven (7) years of accounting and administrative experience preferably in higher education.
  • Experience with UT System-specific Software – Unifier (OPUS).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certification from a professional contracting or purchasing organization as CPM, CTPM, CTCM, or CPPO.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, must be able to think and act independently.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Power Point.
  • Ability to certify as Certified Texas Contract Manager (CTCM) within 18 months of hire.
  • Detail Oriented individual with excellent speaking, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Team oriented with excellent interpersonal skills; prior work history at a higher education institution.
  • Detail-oriented with excellent speaking, written and interpersonal communication skills.

Other Requirements :

  • Class “C” Operator’s Driver’s License.
  • Security Sensitive position.

Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed in a construction office environment and may result in exposure to extreme weather conditions, chemical fumes, and electrical and mechanical hazards.

CBC Requirement:

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to conduct a criminal background check on any applicant who is under final consideration for employment with the University.

EEO Statement:

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA or The University) to provide an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, and/or veteran status. The University also prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity, and gender expression. Retaliation against persons who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge of discrimination, or testify for, assist in, or participate in an investigative proceeding relating to discrimination is prohibited. Constitutionally-protected expression will not be considered discrimination or harassment under this policy. It is the responsibility of all departments, employees, and students to ensure the University’s compliance with this policy.

ADA Accommodations:

The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to 817-272-5554 or email ADADocs@uta.edu.

Number of Vacancies:

1

Minimum Number of References Required:

3

Maximum Number of References Accepted:

3

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.

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