About the Job Position Overview: This position will provide accounting support and help with pre-award budgeting for grant proposal preparation/submission to one or more departments in the ALRT Center (Departments include: Anesthesia, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Radiology and Radiation Oncology). The position will be responsible for a number of faculty and departmental sponsored and non-sponsored accounts. Job duties include: creating reports, reconciling and forecasting financials using the acceptable tools and working with PIs (Principal Investigators) and identifying financial opportunities or resolve funding issues. The position requires in-depth knowledge of accounting principles for research and departmental accounts and University policy, procedures and guidelines.
Job Responsibilities: Financial Management and Accounting • Review and approve financial expenditures to ensure compliance with policies and procedures as both a departmental and certified approver. • Review, monitor, and reconcile financial activity to ensure appropriate fund usage. • Analyze fiscal data for anomalies; investigate anomalies and recommend solutions. • Provide comprehensive, global financial reports, projections and budgets for projects, faculty, divisions or departments. • Identify risks and opportunities within the reporting area being analyzed. • Develop and present fiscal trending and projections data that inform faculty, PI(s), staff, etc. • Maintain integrity of accounting systems and the Chart of Accounts • Identify and develop new processes to improve business practices and procedures. • Work with ALRT Finance Team to identify and communicate changes regarding University, College, and departmental financial policy and procedure. • Ensure accurate and appropriate costing of personnel expenditures through payroll reconciliation and auditing; identify and process corrections. • Establish annual budgets within Dean’s Office guidelines and meet deadlines for entering into the University budgeting system • Ensure deadlines are met for budgeting, fiscal year-end close-out, effort certification, etc. • Represent the ALRT Center on various committees • Other duties as needed to manage accounting functions in the ALRT Center.
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
Required Qualifications • BA/BS plus at least 4 years of experience or a combination of related education and work experience to equal eight years. • Experience to include financial analysis, creating and maintaining finance reports, and budgeting • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment • Strong organizational and customer service orientation skills • Strong verbal and written communications skills • Proficiency/experience with Microsoft Excel (formulas, pivot tables, vlookup, etc.) and Word • Experience analyzing and reconciling data in multiple systems
Preferred Qualifications • Certified approved or certified approved eligible • Ability to establish solid relationships with business partners – Excellent team work skills • Familiarity with University systems such as PeopleSoft HRMS, EFS, UM Reports, ECRT and EGMS. • Ability to proactively identify and resolve complex problems • Ability to organize and direct multiple projects and interrelated financial activities with major operational or funding impact • Ability to anticipate business needs of the PI and/or Center, develop and analyze alternatives, and make recommendations to faculty and unit leaders regarding budgets and financial impact • Ability to take initiative, positive attitude, self-starter and willingness to learn and to take on challenges • Strong organizational skills with demonstrated ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects with fixed deadlines and ability to re-prioritize tasks as needed • Strong technical, problem solving and process improvement skills • Analytical skills, ability to gather, organize and present data in a meaningful way
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