Essential Functions: Plan and oversee the daily financial and business activities of the housing and dining departments or the Student Center and associated facilities, McGregor Memorial Conference Center, and the Office of Summer Conferences in a complex and fast-paced work environment. Coordinate with other financial staff to support all the business and financial activities for the division of student auxiliary services including being cross-trained to support important financial transactions on a mandatory schedule with our business partners. Works in collaboration with peers and divisional leadership on new and existing business practices and business affairs issues.Plan, direct and maintain unit budgets in accordance with allocation provisions, budget policy and regulations for all fund types. Develop or assist with the development of short- and long-range strategic plans. Responsible for initiating and/or approving all fiscal and procurement activities, ensuring all transaction deadlines are met. Provide leadership and training in financial or budgetary matters. Serve as a member of the Business Affairs Officer Group and divisional management team.Manage, authorize and oversee all personnel and payroll related processes and transactions; reconcile Human Resource system data to Financial Management System data. Coordinate divisional personnel operations and procedures. Assist with: Recruiting; merit and salary planning; transaction management; unit communications; employee relations; support staff training, development and reporting.Provide financial audits and reporting information for area(s) of responsibility to assist management in their planning and decision making; develop detailed statistical analyses and reports outlining fiscal activities. Develop action plans, establish timelines and metrics, create reports and presentations, evaluate outcomes, benchmarks against peers and implement changes.Prepare projections or forecasts of expenses in comparison to budget categories/line items to avoid deficits, optimize use of available funds, and adhere to approved budget parameters.Oversee office operations and manage the daily activities of support staff and students to ensure accurate and timely service delivery. Ensure compliance with University policies and procedures. Assign tasks and communicate time lines for completion, provide training and oversight as needed. Responsible for divisional technology management, inventory and space control.Participate in special projects, as requested. Assist divisional directors and managers as requested.Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Business or related field or an equivalent combination or education and experience.Experience Specialist Minimum of five years of accounting or budget experience; preferably in higher education.Possess an understanding of administrative systems, preferably in a higher education environment.Demonstrate a high level of understanding of University business operations or possesses the equivalent professional experience in supporting the business operations of a non-university organization such as a legal office.Demonstrate the ability to apply analytical and logical thinking to gathering and analyzing information.Propose and evaluate alternative solutions to achieve organizational goals.Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner.Anticipate the implications and consequences of situations and take appropriate action to be prepared for possible contingencies.Know how to get things done both through formal channels and informal networks.Ability to shift priorities and multi-task on various projects.
Internal Number: 76_207195
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Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.