Ensures timely compliance with federal, state, and local governmental and international requirements.
Collaborates with the Polsky Center teams to appropriately document financial aspects of patent applications and patent prosecution, license and interinstitutional agreements, and science venture equity and investments.
Develops strong partnerships with a broad range of key internal stakeholders, including the Budget Office, Financial Services, and Office of Legal Counsel, and external stakeholders, including partners and collaborators in higher education, industry, and government.
Provides controllership services and financial analysis in support of groupâ™s key strategic initiatives.
Prepares accurate, relevant, and timely analysis and reports budget and forecast plans and corresponding year-over-year financial analysis.
Creates and distributes monthly financial reports. Communicates variance analysis to management in a concise, clear, and timely manner.
Supports the implementation of strategic and operational long-range plans and unit-wide project initiatives.
Supports the improvement of operational efficiency and strengthen internal controls in compliance with governmental, unit, and university requirements.
Analyzes and prepares budgets, creates accounts, and works with the financial accounting system to allocate, authorize, monitor, and control expenses.
May work with other administrators on the procurement process, allocates expenditures for authorization, and advises in communications regarding funding agencies, subcontractors, and others at the instruction and direction of others.
Performs other related work as needed.
BSc/BA in accounting, finance or relevant field preferred; MSc/MA/MBA.
7-10+ years of progressive experience in internal audit, financial planning, accounting, and controllership in industry (Fortune 500, private equity, government), or Big 4 accounting firm.
Background in higher education coupled with a strong background in industry and/or business consulting.
Financial policy, systems, and compliance development experience.
Proven track record of superior financial, controllership, and operational efficiency.
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Power BI with previous experience using financial/accounting systems.
Working knowledge of finance and accounting principles, laws, and best practices.
Thrive in a fast-paced, ambiguous environment and exhibit the highest personal and professional standards of integrity.
Highly organized, able to pay attention to detail with clear understanding of strategy.
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communications and analytical skills.
Consistently display initiative, motivation, discipline, and ability to work effectively and autonomously.
Work effectively within a team and independently with a high degree of initiative.
Work well under pressure and manage multi-task projects.
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