Associate Director, Operational Analytics and Reconciliation
University of Chicago (UC)
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Internal Number: JR23922
Location: Chicago, IL
Develops expertise in University systems and key data sources in order to produce financial reports and conduct trend analyses. These analysis efforts facilitate fiscal and operational decision making and support quality assurance, audit, and compliance review activities.
Reviews, develops, and maintains Unit key performance indicators and performs additional analysis to ensure the health of the student tuition and student loan receivables.
Manages alternative receivables activities, including working with management to design accounting processes, conducting reconciliations, developing reports and forecasts, and communicating with partner units and organizations.
Drives the implementation of fiscal process enhancements across the Unit through business process review, redesign, documentation, and supporting related training activities.
Oversees all reconciliation activities for the Unit; identifies, investigates, and cures variances.
Supervises one full-time accountant charged with performing student loan accounting functions and conducting student loan and student payment reconciliations.
Supports bank reconciliation efforts led by the Universityâ™s central Finance and Accounting unit and ensures receipting activity for the Office of the Bursar is accurately recorded.
Uses best practices to develop and execute organization's operational and overall strategic plan. Develops and implements relevant policies and procedures and ensures compliance.
Plans, develops, analyzes and manages budget, including developing multi-year budget forecasts. May oversee the preparation and management of grant and contract proposals, ensuring compliance with all University, federal and private foundation guidelines and regulations. Develops financial reports and assists with seeking funding for grants.
Performs other related work as needed.
Bachelor's degree, preferably in finance, accounting, or data analysis.
Five years of work experience in a related discipline with demonstrated experience in financial reporting, reconciliation, and data analysis in a higher education/student affairs environment.
Supervising and supporting full-time staff.
Working with student receivables and working with Student Information Systems data.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
PeopleSoft Campus Solutions (Students and Finance).
Data visualization/analysis software (Tableau).
Advanced Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, and other Office applications.
Proven experience with principals of reconciliation, accountancy, and financial reporting.
Collaborate effectively with senior management and key stakeholders.
Exceptional organizational skills and prioritize between immediate needs and long-term objectives.
Develop and foster positive working relationships with team members.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, including the ability to bridge accounting and operational activities by communicating effectively with individuals of varying expertise.
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