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The Manager of Finance & Administration directs key elements of
the financial and administrative work in the Department of
Neuroscience. Provides high level financial management support to
the Department Manager and Department Chair. Duties include
high-level budgetary/financial planning and analysis, research
administration, payroll reconciliation, purchasing approvals,
management of the department and auxiliary accounts, coordination
of effort certification process, processing of salary reallocations
and costings, and financial planning support to the department
manager and chair. This position also manages and supervises four
employees (two Grants & Financial Specialists and two Grant
& Financial Coordinators). Acts on behalf of the Department
Manager in Manager’s absence. Has signatory authority on sponsored
and non-sponsored financial documents on behalf of the Department
Education and Experience
- Bachelor's degree plus at least 5-7 years of financial and
budget experience required, preferably in an academic setting or
equivalent combination of education and experience
- Direct experience in financial management, including budget
management, reporting, financial modeling, and financial analysis;
policy implementation; and research administration, including
familiarity with all relevant policies and procedures; experience
with managing staff preferred
- Experience in grant accounting required.
- Experience using the COEUS database preferred.
- Proven accounting skills/experience required including the
ability to analyze and reconcile accounts preferred.
Background and Education check required.
Recruiting Start Date:
- Possesses a willingness and ability to support a diverse and
inclusive campus community
- Excellent administrative and organizational skills and the
ability to prioritize own workload and workload of others
- Proficiency with Microsoft Suite Programs (Word, Excel,
PowerPoint) and FileMaker
- Excellent interpersonal/communication skills
- Effective customer service skills
- File and database management skills
- Willingness and ability to continue to learn
- Must be able to shift focus and priority in pressure
- Must be able to work with large volumes of work, multiple
project deadlines, and diverse personalities.
Job Posting Title:
Manager of Finance & Administration
Department of Neuroscience
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