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Associate Director of Financial Administration

Employer
University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
Location
Arkansas, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 24, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs, Grants & Contracts, Student Affairs, Financial Aid, Executive, Executive Directors
Employment Type
Full Time
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Type of Position:Professional Staff - Project/Program Administration

Workstudy Position:

No

Job Type:Regular

Work Shift:

Sponsorship Available:

No

Institution Name: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations.

The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation’s strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

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Department:ARSC | Fulbright College Finance

Department's Website:

https://fulbright.uark.edu/

Summary of Job Duties:Under the Director of Financial Administration’s direction, the Associate Director of Financial Administration’s primary obligations are providing financial planning, analysis, budgeting, forecasting, and reporting for the School of Art.

The Associate Director prepares regular and ad hoc reports of budget versus actual expenses and provides reporting, tracking, and assessment of annual operating budget processes; as well as identifies funding sources. A large portion of this is gift and endowment-related.

The Associate Director ensures that all accounting transactions are processed accurately and promptly by verifying and approving Workday transactions. The Associate Director will meet with members of the School of Art leadership team, including Program Directors regularly to discuss finances.

The Associate Director advises the Executive Director and the Director of School of Art in the oversight and management of all funding sources.

The is a one-year appointment, renewable based on the need for the position, availability of funding, and continued satisfactory level of performance in the role.

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration field from an accredited institution of higher education

  • At least five years of experience in accounting, reporting, and financial analysis.

  • At least three years of progressive responsibility in a higher education institution

  • At least two years of experience in privately supported, endowed funds



Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of procurement, travel, payroll, and business processes in Workday

  • Experience using the Workday finance system

  • Experience using the Blackbaud foundation system

  • Demonstrated experience working with gift accounts at the University of Arkansas



Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of control and compliance issues

  • Strong knowledge of service orientation

  • Knowledge of financial planning, budgeting, forecasting, and analysis

  • Knowledge of capital budgeting initiatives

  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Excellent customer service skills

  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills

  • Strong problem-solving skills

  • Ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of people

  • Ability to be detail-oriented and an inquisitive problem-solver



Salary Information:

$55,000

Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume

Optional Documents:

Proof of Veteran Status

Recruitment Contact Information:

University of Arkansas Human Resources ADMN 222 (479) 575-5351 hr@uark.edu

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Additional Information:

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:Criminal Background Check, Sex Offender Registry

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas seeks to attract, develop and retain high quality faculty, staff and administrators that consistently display practices and behaviors to advance a culture and climate that embeds inclusion, diversity, equity, and access. For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.

Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Constant Physical Activity:N/A

Frequent Physical Activity:N/A

Occasional Physical Activity:Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Repetitive Motion

Benefits Eligible:Yes
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