Essential Functions: JOB PURPOSEAssist the Director, Business Affairs in Educational Outreach with managing the financial affairs of the division of Enrollment Management, Student Success and Psychological Services. Responsible for the accounting of current finances and leverages their accounting and compliance background to explore historical financial data, predict future results and drive process and policy Improvement. In addition, this position provides Educational Outreach grants and contracts administration for new or current programs ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Begin with most important at top)Assist in developing and administering the annual operating budgets for two divisions. Monitoring the financial status of accounts, programs and projects; approve expenditures, oversee unit financial reporting and activities to ensure current and accurate information is provided in accordance with university policies and procedures. Assist with the evaluation of current operations in order to identify and implement improvement in procedures, policies and financial strategies. Evaluate and provide financial reports and projects. Interpret/explain results and revise projections as required to ensure pertinent budgetary issues and concerns are addressed.Responsibilities for the grant and contract financial and administrative processing which include management of federal, state, private grants and contracts, ensuring departmental transaction compliance with regulatory requirements; University policies and procedures and sponsored program guidelines. Interface with Sponsored Program Administration for resolution of difficult administrative or financial issues. Serve as the liaison to contract and granting agencies, other University department and other external organizations for Educational Outreach.Maintain professional relationships required to remain current with trends and developments in Accounting, Finance, Sponsored Program Administration and related fields. Provides recommendations as well as training for various divisions business offices on university policies, accounting procedures and practices.May conduct complex and high level administrative analysis that requires on-going interaction within central university offices and external agencies. Assess program value and project future by meeting with university stakeholders to gain better insight into prospects and to determine managerial effectiveness. Responsible for initiation of on-line journals vouchers, transfers of funds, payroll correcting entries and financial reporting to Principal Investigators.Analyze financial data using spreadsheet and statistical software packages to, spot trends, develop forecasts and financial modeling. Consult and communicates with stakeholders relative to the financial data.
Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSEducation: Bachelor's degreeBachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in accounting, finance or related field. Experience: Specialist (minimum 5 years of job-related experience Financial reporting and forecasting experience with the ability to determine inconsistencies in data, preferably in an academic setting. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIESANALYTICAL SKILLS: Demonstrate a high degree of skills analyzing complex financial situations and documents especially with detailed grants and contracts. Ability to prepare and analyze accounting, financial or other quantitative data.COMPLEX PROBLEM SOLVING: Identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. Uses logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problemsSYSTEMS (BUSINESS PROCESS) ANALYSIS/EVALUTION - Determining how a system (business process) should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes. Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.COMMUNICATION: Excellent oral and written communication skills and an active listener. Strong interpersonal and relationship skills. Demonstrate ability to work effectively with principle investigators.BUSINESS ACUMEN: Understand objectives and mission of department and work units. Monitors own work to ensure quality. Performs work assignments with concentration and focus. COMMITMENT: A strong commitment to the interests of the University. Well focused, able to initiate, act independently, and make decisions. The ability to maintain confidentiality.LEARNING FOCUS: Understands the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making. The ability to communicate the impact of new information on others and problem solve.KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge of economics and accounting, mathematics, and laws and government. A general understanding of business financial practices and grant administration.COMPUTER KNOWLEDGE: Proficiency with Microsoft Office. Proficiency in statistical and spreadsheet software and relational database programs.
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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.