The Manager of Administration and Finance will oversee the Fisher-Bennett Regional Business Office (RBO). The Manager of Administration and Finance position in the School of Arts and Sciences RBO model has primary responsibility for budget development and financial management (including financial reporting), ensuring timely, efficient and accurate financial operations (payroll, purchasing and reimbursements), general supervision and support of the sponsored research financial staff, and providing superior customer service to our clients.
S/he reports directly to the Director of Fiscal Operations, and will assist her in managing the annual budget process, and in analyzing monthly reports to project year-end balances and understand variances. S/he will manage staff of direct reports whose responsibilities include sponsored research financial management and the processing and recording of financial transactions. S/he will work closely with departmental administration(s) to ensure that available resources are being utilized wisely and in accordance with University and School policy.
S/he will oversee the daily and cyclical operations of the RBO and manage staff to meet the requirements and deadlines of Penn’s financial cycles. The Manager of Administration and Finance will ensure all financial processes and procedures meet federal, state and local regulations, Penn’s policies and best practices. S/he will be responsible for instituting financial controls and ensuring quality assurance. S/he will implement standardized processes and reports to meet the requirements of the School of Arts and Sciences and the University.
Qualifications for the Manager of Administration and Finance include a strong sense of accountability and stewardship for University resources; demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with faculty and administration to achieve division goals; expertise in implementing sound financial policies and practices with diverse clients; ability to manage, mentor and motivate staff; be comfortable in an environment with competing priorities; expertise in finance and accounting policies and regulations; and expertise and extensive experience in financial reporting and analysis. The successful candidate will have excellent critical thinking and analytical skills and professional-level written and verbal communication skills. This candidate must be able to apply solid organizational and time management skills to a deadline driven, multiple priority work environment.
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