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Manager, Business and Financial Administration

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Home Org Name
Admin-Science & Math

Division Name
College of Sciences & Math

Position Title
Manager, Business and Financial Administration

Job Class Code

Appointment Status

Part-time FTE

Limited Term

Limited Term Length

Job Summary

Business and Financial Manager

The Office of Special Projects and Initiatives is seeking a candidate for the position of Manager of Business and Financial Administrator for their unit. This position exercises primary responsibility with a strategic focus and accountability for the areas of finance, budget, human resources, purchasing, compliance, and support services management for this complex unit.

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Essential Functions

Essential functions include:
  • Oversees and maintains current financial/accounting knowledge of internal processes, policies and procedures, and effectively communicate with department personnel; reviews and approves financial transactions in accordance with fiscal policies and procedures which ensure that generally accepted accounting principles, regulations governing contractual agreements, federal and state regulations, and Auburn University guidelines are employed. Provides accounting and budget guidance for Development special events and coordinates with Development Accounting regarding gifts and event sponsorships collects funds and pays invoices for special events. This will include financial and business-related oversight to a $10 million dollar project that includes 50 institutions.
  • Ensures compliance by providing oversight and guidance to principal investigators and administrative staff regarding pre= and post- award grant policies and regulations of both internal and external agencies. Processes and approves contract and grant related documents such as (but not limited to) subcontract awards amendments and invoices to ensure the correct accounting and contractual elements are in place.
  • Manages, in collaboration with the Assistant Provost, annual budget development and ongoing analysis and reporting. Provides financial reporting and analysis for funding activities, business operations, project accounting, and short- and long-term financial planning.
  • Has responsibility for the Human Resources function, which includes advising on routine day-to-day processing and support across all employees, including faculty and staff employees, ensures unit’s human resources’ actions and activities are in compliance with relevant federal, state, and university policies.
  • May advise the Assistant Provost and staff on operational areas of responsibility and may provide oversight and responsibility for all business operations in the Special Projects and Initiatives Unit.
  • Assists with strategic planning, organization analysis and business development for the unit.
  • Provides leadership to the administrative and support staff. Delegates work, as applicable, ensuring accurate and timely completion; assists staff in resolving complex and non-routine issues
Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field.

Experience: 6 years of experience in accounting, financial management, business operations, as well as working knowledge of HR with progressively increasing levels of responsibility and accountability. Must have 1 year of experience leading, mentoring or supervising employees.

Minimum Skills, License, and Certifications

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Candidates must have excellent written and interpersonal communication skills. Candidates must be organized with the ability to meet high demand deadlines. Candidates must be committed to building a diverse and inclusive community.

Minimum Technology Skills

Experience with Microsoft Office especially Excel.

Minimum License and Certifications

Desired Qualifications

Desired Qualifications

A Master’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration or related field and experience in contracts and grants work is desired.

Posting Detail Information

Salary Range
$59,500 - $107,100

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Working Hours if Non-Traditional

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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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Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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  2. * Please select the answer that best describes your current employment relationship with Auburn University:
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  3. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Accounting, Finance, or a related field?
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  4. * Do you have 6 years of experience in accounting, financial management, and business operations, with a working knowledge of HR?
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