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Sr. Financial Operations Administrator

Auburn University
Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 30, 2023

Position Details

Position Information

Requisition Number

Home Org Name
Charles D. McCrary Institute at AU

Division Name
Samuel Ginn Col of Engineering

Position Title
Sr. Financial Operations Administrator

Job Class Code

Appointment Status

Part-time FTE

Limited Term

Limited Term Length

Job Summary

The Charles D. McCrary Institute at Auburn University is excited to recruit candidates for the Sr. Financial Operations Administrator position. The person selected for this position will perform a variety of responsibilities for the financial operations of the McCrary Institute. This includes financial reporting, analysis, budgeting and forecasting, compliance with university requirements and policies, and transaction approvals.

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Our Commitment: Auburn University is committed to a diverse and inclusive campus environment. Visit to learn more about our commitment to expanding equity and inclusion for all.

Essential Functions
  • Performs routine day-to-day accounting and financial duties to include (but not limited to) prepare, examine, code, and process financial transactions; reviews and verifies documentation for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with policies and procedures,
  • Initiates and responds to routine inquiries concerning sponsored program administrator, purchasing, procurement, or payment compliance with university policy.
  • Assists in the administrative management of McCrary Institute accounts as well as external contracts and grants by monitoring budgets, employee labor allocations, coordinating change orders, time extensions, budget reallocations; and financial reporting from inception to close-out.
  • Supports the tracking, monitoring, and analyzing the McCrary Institute budget; Reconciles accounts and provides recommendations for management actions to ensure budgets are not exceeded; Reviews, investigates and corrects errors in financial entries, documents, and reports; ensures departmental and McCrary Institute leadership are informed regarding any and all financial issues or anomalies that may arise.
  • Prepares, reviews, and/or analyzes the McCrary Institute’s quarterly endowment management statements including budget-to-actual and year-over-year actual variances; unrestricted reserve reports; and other reporting.
  • Assists in the development and maintenance of data and databases; Gathers information and prepares various reports and correspondence; collects and analyzes data to provide reports on a regular basis. and as needed.
  • Prepares professional financial reports for bi-annual Board meetings.
Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Bachelor’s degree Accounting, Finance, Business or related field.
A MBA, MA cc, or CPA can be substituted for the specific degree.

Experience: 4 years of experience in reporting, financial analysis, and budgeting within a large organization. Experience must show progressively increasing levels of responsibility and accountability.

Minimum Skills, License, and Certifications

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Candidate must have the ability to organize, prioritize work, and handle multiple tasks. Having interpersonal communication skills, demonstrated knowledge of financial management, the ability to successfully work both independently and in a team environment, and proficiency in Excel are critical. Must be able to build and maintain positive relationships with others in administrative offices across campus. Knowledgeable of financial accounting procedures and is comfortable preparing, examining, and analyzing transactions and financial statements as this position will have an accountant directly reporting to them.Experience must show progressively increasing levels of responsibility and accountability.Ability to multitask. Proficient in Excel.

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

Desired Qualifications

Desired Qualifications

Higher Education experience
Experience with Banner and/or Kronos
Experience in sponsored programs administration
Master’s degree in Business Administration or in Accounting; knowledge of college/university accounting practices
CPA license

Posting Detail Information

Salary Range
54,800 - $93,200

Job Category

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EEO Statement

Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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