1) Analyzes budget estimates and proposals for completeness; accuracy; and conformance with established procedures, regulations, and organizational objectives.
2) Consolidates individual budgets into operating and capital budget summaries which argue for or against funding requests. Submits budget summaries to management.
3) Assists managers in analyzing the proposed plan and devising possible alternatives if the projected results are unsatisfactory.
4) Maintains and tracks key business drivers, such as student funding sources, research funding commitments from various funding sources, grant submissions and awards, grant direct expenditure and indirect cost recovery, etc.
5) Prepares and deploys status reports to key users, providing meaningful information on projects, budgets and budget variances, statistics and productivity.
6) Prepares data requested by both internal customers (eg. Sr. Management, Departments, University, Medical Center) and external entities (eg. AAMC, US News and World Report, government agencies, etc.)
7) Provide consulting and advisory services to all levels of customers in the organization including executive and faculty leadership. Answer to inquiries by providing data analysis and relevant information, assist with financial improvement action plans, and complete various financial analysis projects as needed.
8) Uses benchmark data for planning and incorporates it into analysis and presentations.
9) Recommends changes to systems and procedures to ensure conformance with budgetary provisions.
1) Knowledge of financial computing and database software applications.
2) Knowledge of various financial principles, practices, and applications including budgeting, financial planning, financial analysis, and financial reporting.
3) Intellectual versatility and creativity.
4) Strong analytical and organizational skills.
5) Ability to independently develop and analyze alternative solutions and make recommendations.
6) Strong educational background with focus in economics, business, or related technical field required.Â Course work in accounting and Finance.
7) Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
8) Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
9) Flexibility and ability to work effectively and gracefully under considerable time pressure on high visibility, high stakes projects.
10) Ability to work non-traditional hours when necessary.
11) Ability to establish and maintain relationships at all organizational levels.
1) MBA or advanced degree in finance, public policy, not-for-profit administration, healthcare administration, or a related field.
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1) Experience in a university, school of medicine, or academic medical center.
2) Cover Letter
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