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 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the OCIO - IT Administration. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
This position is responsible for the financial operations of Washington University IT including:
Financial reporting and analysis, budgeting and forecasting
Compliance with University, Federal, International and other requirements, regulations and policies,
Transaction approval and oversight
Liaison and resource for department directors and managers regarding budget and financial issues.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Reporting and Analysis
Prepare quarterly high-level WashU IT financial report for CIO, Deputy CIO, and/or Medical School Finance.
Prepare monthly financial reporting packages for directors and/or managers analyzing and highlighting significant budget and year over year variances.
Serve as primary contact for directors and/or managers, providing requested information, resolving issues and providing guidance and direction of the financial impact of new initiatives.
Hold monthly meetings with directors and/or managers to discuss issues/initiatives in their areas with budgetary impacts.
Work with Business Director and Director of Administration to prioritize expenditures and identify opportunities for savings to meet unanticipated needs without exceeding their annual budget.
Work with Accounting Services’ CFU accountant on quarterly Core report variance explanations (year-to-year actuals and budget-to-actuals) per the Core report schedule.
Determine reporting needs and create customized user reports that are tailored to specific operational needs. Remain current in new applications to ensure effective and efficient delivery of information.
Analyze income and expenses, make investigations, assemble data and prepare projections and reports for planning and decision making.
Budgeting and Forecasting
Provide assistance and support to Business Director and/or Director of Administration in developing annual departmental budget, Ensure budget adheres to the University’s CFU parameters and recommendations and resolve any discrepancies or deviations from the established recommendations.
Prepare the budget reporting package for submission to the CFU Financial Planning Office. Provide summarized and detailed reports on historical, current and projected activity, if required, noting significant variances.
Manage entry and balancing of the budget in the University’s Reporting and Planning System.
Ensure the current budget in the Administrative Information System is accurately updated once the budget is approved.
Provide day-to-day oversight of financial transactions. Research discrepancies and deviations from University policies and communicate with key department personnel.
Perform document processing functions as needed.
Other responsibilities may include some or all of the following:
Revenue and Expense Account Reconciliations.
Salary Budgeting, Reporting and Analysis.
Work with University Central Finance Operations.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or related field with 3-5 years of professional accounting experience.
Experience in budgeting, reporting and analysis with the ability to draw conclusions and make recommendations based on developed information.
Strong financial/transactional operations and workflow experience.
Excellent spreadsheet, word processing and database management skills.
Self-motivated individual with the ability to work independently.
Strong analytical, critical thinking, problem-solving and accounting skills in addition to excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.
Must have excellent customer service skills.
Demonstrated ability to use discretionary judgment and maintain confidentiality in working with financial and budget information.
Prefer experience in financial modeling and capital project planning in an academic environment and knowledge of fund accounting.
Prefer experience with Washington University Financial/Administrative Information System, Focus/Web-Focus, Cognos/RAPS and Hyperion Enterprise.
Mastery of Microsoft Office, especially Excel
Ability to analyze and resolve difficult problems, to integrate information from multiple sources, to utilize creative thinking, and to exercise considerable judgment and resourcefulness.
Ability to identify and analyze ineffective complex processes, and develop/implement streamlined logical processes.
The hiring range for this position is $49,296 - $64,084 annually.
Offers made for this position are contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment screens, including a criminal background check, hair sample drug screen, and verification of required professional licenses, registrations, or certifications.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -8 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)
Applicant Special Instructions:
Work is performed in the normal office environment.
Position requires use of standard office equipment, including a personal computer.
There will be activities that require trips to many University offices across campuses.
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.
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