Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Law Administration Support Services. The position is located at Seigle Hall. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
This position provides high-level financial management and support to senior leadership via project management in the financial, operational, and academic areas of the Law School. Projects may be high-profile and require accuracy, scrutiny, confidentiality, and tight deadlines. Works with Associate Dean to develop and manage the school’s financial plan in support of the overall strategy. Collaborates with and is accountable to senior management on all financial and budget operations.� Manages ABA accreditation and U.S. News ranking reporting and supports senior leadership in applying results to Institutional planning efforts.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manages overall communications, data collection, and submission of various ABA reporting mechanisms governing accreditation including the full site evaluation with site visit and self-study every 10 years. Prepares and enters faculty profile data and fiscal section data. Manages overall communication, data collection/entry and submission of U.S. News Law Schools Survey that determines Law School’s U.S. News ranking. Assist the Dean and Associate Dean in analyzing data collected in support of institutional decision-making and planning efforts.
Manages the School’s operating budget and develops/provides financial management reporting.� Monitors performance against budget, develops/ prepares monthly budget reports. Plans the use of income from endowment funds and gift funds. Approves HR/Payroll transactions; reviews paysheets to ensure proper payment and sourcing of all faculty, staff and students; approves Payroll Cost Transfers to correct payroll transaction errors.
Works closely with the school’s departments in developing annual budget projections/projection models and three-year budget forecasts. Develops and manages revenue models; forecasts financial activity based on known patterns and strategic objectives.� Defines funds for new program initiatives, assures departments and programs fully understand strategic objectives, funding specifications and restrictions.� Implements new budget programs as approved by senior administration.
Monitors various revenue streams and receivables and proactively addresses financial concerns based on performance.� Revenue streams include, but are not limited to:
all student tuition accounts
endowments, alumni gifts, and scholarship gifts
auxiliary services (room rental, sales, etc.)
Works with CFU Financial Services team to conduct year-end closing, process closing entries and transactions, prepare quarterly reporting and variance analysis and explanations for year-to-year and actual-to-budget comparisons; meets with department leadership to discuss and devise strategies to address potential problems.
Manages financial performance, operations, and accounts receivable of Distance Learning Programs. Develops processes to support business activity. Reconciles tuition and remission. Calculates quarterly program proceeds payment to partner organization, approximately $10m/year. Ensures faculty are paid as agreed for Distance Learning teaching. Works closely with the partner organization, International and Graduate Programs, and the Office of Student Life to ensure all aspects of the program run smoothly.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting or related field with a minimum of 5 years of professional experience in accounting/budget/finance.
Significant experience with budget preparation, financial analysis, general accounting principles, and forecasting.
Excellent PC skills, including Microsoft Suite.
CPA, MBA or equivalent a plus
Accounting/finance experience in a complex university environment
Experience in report writing, Cognos, Workday enterprise systems, PeopleSoft/HRMS
Must be organized and have strong analytical, problem-solving, decision-making, and project management skills
Ability to lead and build relationships/credibility/consensus to achieve goals and maintain appropriate confidentiality; a true team player
Ability to meet deadlines with varying degrees of pressure
High degree of initiative; ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and deadlines
Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
The hiring range for this position is $59,612 - $77,532 annually.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -10 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
Human Resources website (hr.wustl.edu)
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.