Business Manager, Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy Pay Grade 42
Reporting to the Director of the Baker Center, the business manager is responsible for managing all fiscal and human resources operations of this research center. Primary duties and responsibilities include: coordinating budgets for research, operations, and programming; general ledger accounting; approvals of all financial transactions, including travel, procurement, payroll, and human resources; and supervision of designated departmental support staff. The business manager will also be involved in financial analyses and preparation of reports for purposes of strategic planning. This position also oversees Center accounts, both restricted and sponsored research programs, including their budget development, revenues, and expenditures to achieve the Center's strategic goals for programmatic, academic and research excellence. This position will also serve as the administrative and financial manager for the Institute for Nuclear Security, a research entity within the Center. Beyond the financial and human resources responsibilities, this position has full responsibility for the Center's equipment inventory and facility space inventory.
Is the central point of contact for all fiscal matters within the HBC. Develops, implements, and manages the Center's grant/endowment income, other revenue and overall operating) budget; offers Director, Associate Director, and Program Directors guidance in planning budget strategies; forecasts budget projections; develops tools to monitor and track revenues and expenditures. Prepares all budget transfers, analyzes budget trends, surpluses and deficits to ensure year-end balanced budgets; prepares, implements and manages centrally funded budgets. For Center accounts, both restricted and unrestricted, approves all financial transactions; provides oversight of expenditures and obligations of financial resources within Center and verifies and reconciles Center accounts to ensure compliance with UT fiscal procedures and policies. Responds to inquiries from auditors and UT administrators on fiscal matters. Serves on the Campus Fiscal Officer's Committee representing the Center in fiscal matters.
Oversees all HR functions within the Center and is the central point of contact for HR related inquiries. Reviews and approves all HR actions including personnel hiring, personnel or position changes, promotions, new faculty and graduate student appointments, organization unit changes or creations; time approval, effort certification approval, percent time and pay changes, terminations, transfers, leave of absences, and additional pay. Provides UT policy guidance and support assistance related to personnel actions to Director, Associate Director and Program Directors and directs staff on administrative implementation of personnel policies and procedures.
This position develops sponsored research project budgets and regularly enters proposals into Cayuse and is an alternate approver for the Center and the INS. This position also directs post award oversight on State, Federal, and privately funded grants and contracts and will be responsible for ensuring accounts are closed out and settled correctly at the end of the funding period.
This position is the liaison between Center employees and the Office of Information Technology, serving as the first point of contact in handling IT issues. Position generally assists in public programming and other Center activities as needed to support other staff.
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