Rutgers University-Newark, an urban public research university and anchor institution, located in Newark, New Jersey, a city of promise, is seeking a Business Manager III for the Dean's Office, Faculty of Arts and Sciences-Newark (FASN), which will report to the Business Manager II. The Business Manager III provides a variety of business services including budget, accounting, and grant administration to a portfolio of academic departments and programs, centers, and institutes-Departments of Arts, Culture and Media (ACM, with five programs: Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Art History, Journalism, Music, Theater, and Video Production); Programs in American Studies and Women's and Gender Studies; Clement A. Price Institute on Ethnicity; Culture and the Modern Experience (Price Institute); Humanities Action Lab (HAL); and Center for Migration and the Global City (CMGC)—collectively Departments. -Duties include but not limited to: Responsible for team of staff covering six departments, programs, centers, and institutes and all of their programs -Ensures all functions performed accurately, thoroughly, within appropriate and relevant deadlines, and in compliance with all applicable policies and processes -Responsible for budget and financial oversight, procurement, appointment and payroll, grant administration and accounting, travel and expense reimbursement, and financial reporting -Acts as a key resource to Departments and advisor to the Dean's Office, developing an administrative team to enable the provision of excellent support to the faculty and staff of the Departments -Works with Departments to communicate, adapt, implement, and enforce budget, accounting, and grant administration policies and procedures -Serves as a conduit for information sharing across Departments, advocates for, and represents Departments' interests -Provides guidance to and assists Department administrators and is their first point of contact for FASN and RU policy implementation and compliance in the areas of budget, accounting, and grant administration -Analyzes and reviews financial data, prepares financial statements and reports for both internal and external purposes, and resolves a diverse range of problems consistent with an understanding of mission, vision, role and goals of the Departments and FASN and consistent with a comprehensive understanding of accounting in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), applicable regulations, and University policies and procedures -Interprets, communicates, and implements policies and practices to meet the needs of diverse client populations -Works independently, with broadly defined work objectives, and limited review of overall results -Performs professional work requiring specialized knowledge in budget, accounting, and grant administration, and a solid understanding and application of concepts, theories, principles, practices, regulations, terminology, and applied bases in budgeting, accounting, and grant administration
For more information please visit: https://ncas.rutgers.edu/office-dean
Minimum Education and Experience:
Requires a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience that demonstrates comprehensive knowledge and understanding of general accounting principles and practices. Also requires a minimum of five years of relevant professional experience in a financial/accounting function, excellent communication skills, and computer literacy.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
-Ability to establish and maintain continually evolving relationships with a variety of individuals, coordinating multiple activities -Demonstrated competence in the use of spreadsheet and database software in financial analysis, fiscal management, and financial reports -Demonstrated knowledge of generally accepted accounting, fiscal, and reporting principles -Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships -Ability to take initiative and independently, plan, organize, coordinate, and perform work in various situations where numerous and diverse demands are involved -Ability to analyze data, information, and objectives; identify patterns, concerns, issues, problems, needs, tendencies and relationships; formulate logical and objective conclusions; recognize alternatives and their implications; and make sound decisions or recommendations -Ability to anticipate problems and to address them proactively
Master’s degree preferred.
- MS Office Suite - Cornerstone - RAPSS - ECRT - Employment Eligibility Verification I-9, - All systems the University uses for budget, accounting, procurement, proposal submission, grants administration, and the equipment, software, and specialized materials needed to support the effective and efficient performance of this position.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
- Fast-paced, deadline-driven, team environment with requirement to skillfully and professionally handle multiple shifting priorities. - Interacts successfully with a wide variety of individuals and stakeholders at all levels of the University community. - Must be able to handle interruptions and quickly reestablish focus on the multiple tasks at hand on a continual basis.
Posting Number: 18ST2151
Location: Rutgers University-Newark
Internal Number: 69741
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.