Essential Functions: Prepare and monitor detailed budgets; oversee and monitor a large number of complex general fund, designated and restricted accounts; review and prepare revenue and expenditure reports to ensure budgetary guideline compliance. Develop complex budget proposals and projections which support management objectives and comply with University guidelines. Perform cost analysis to identify areas of savings and maximizing the use of revenues allocated.
Prepare complex and varied statistical activity reports, summaries and analyses to keep administrative head appraised of financial status of unit. Direct and supervise billing system function to guarantee effective revenue generation.
Oversee personnel activities and paperwork processing for department which includes monitoring staffing levels, selection and evaluation of non-exempt and temporary support staff and preparing, maintaining and processing payroll and personnel actions and records. Possess signatory authority for unit.
Attend various committee meetings and task forces representing the department to outside professional agencies, institutions, administrators and internally to various University units. Establish operational policies and procedures and evaluate effectiveness of existing systems and services; implement changes as necessary.
Develop and execute administration policies and procedures. Perform organizational studies and recommend changes to established programs, services and unit objectives. Manage business affairs, service and support functions of department. Develop new programs to ensure increased efficiency of unit.
Oversee and coordinate building operation and maintenance requests, diverse auxiliary services and equipment/stock inventories. Provide direction to professional staff in development or methods and procedures.
Perform related work as assigned.
Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university supplemented by coursework in business administration, accounting or related field or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
Extensive knowledge of complex accounting procedures and practices.
Extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of public or business administration.
Extensive knowledge of and experience with University policies, procedures and regulations.
Extensive supervisory experience required.
Ability to communicate effectively with others.
Strong analytic and organizational skills.
Strong oral and/or written communication skills.
Reasonable knowledge of and experience with PC and computer based application and local area network technologies.
Considerable knowledge of University administrative systems, including FMS/BAR, HRMS, PPS, GBS, etc.
Ability to establish and meet deadlines, work under extreme pressure and function independently.
Typically, incumbents have held professional/administrative positions, e.g. Administrative Assistant, Accountant, etc.
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.