Reporting to the Supervisor of Financial Services, the incumbent provides comprehensive business service to assigned faculty and units.Manages financial accounts including budgeting, transaction approval, spending control, reporting, reconciliation, and account creation, maintenance, and closing.
Provides or coordinates service in payroll, procurement, and pre- and post-award grant administration.
Interacts directly with faculty, staff, and students in an intensive customer service environment.
Takes a leading role in serving new faculty appointees. Coordinates service activities with Local Business Center, departmental, divisional, and central office administrators.
Works closely with the Supervisor of Financial Services and others in training, documentation, and organizational redesign efforts.
Excellent attention to detail required.
Good listening and verbal communication skills required.
Good ability to communicate in writing required.
Basic math ability required.
Good organizational skills required.
Self-direction and initiative required.
Good analytical and problem-solving skills required.
Patience and persistence required.
Maturity and good judgment required.
Ability to adapt to frequent system and policy changes required.
Adherence to high business standards required.
Education, Experience or Certifications:
Bachelorâ™s degree required.
Three years of experience in administration, financial services, or customer service required.
Knowledge of and experience with federal and University of Chicago grant policies and practices preferred.
Knowledge of and experience with University of Chicago departmental or unit operations preferred.
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
Knowledge of and experience with University of Chicago accounting systems preferred: Financial Accounting System, Business Objects, Automating University-wide Research Administration (AURA) system, Accounts Create and Cost Transfer System, Payroll Expense Transfer System, and Workday.
Knowledge of and experience with University of Chicago transaction systems preferred: BuySite, GEMS, ePayment, UChicago Time.
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