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 Supervisor for the School of Arts and Sciences-Newark (SASN). Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Financial Planning, Dean's Office, School of Arts and Sciences-Newark (SASN). The Business Manager III Supervisor provides a variety of business services including budget and financial planning, procurement, accounting, and grant administration to a portfolio of academic departments and programs of the School of Arts and Sciences Newark (SASN). Responsible for team of staff covering different departments and programs and all of their activities, ensures all functions performed accurately, thoroughly, within appropriate and relevant deadlines, and in compliance with all applicable policies and processes. The position prepares, reviews and analyzes financial data; forecasts and develops budgets; prepares monthly closings and reports; resolves a diverse range of problems consistent with an understanding of mission, vision, role and goals of the SASN and consistent with a comprehensive understanding of accounting in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Must be able to multitask and manage several complex projects simultaneously in a fast-paced, customer-focused, team environment with an understanding of the mission, vision, role, and goals of the Departments, SASN, and RU-N.
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 (5) 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;
Competence in the use of spreadsheet and database software in financial analysis, fiscal management, and financial reports;
Knowledge of generally accepted accounting, fiscal, and reporting principles;
Establish and maintain effective working relationships;
Take initiative and independently, plan, organize, coordinate, and perform work in various situations where numerous and diverse demands are involved;
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;
Anticipate problems and to address them proactively;
Must be able to multitask and manage several complex projects simultaneously in a fast-paced, customer-focused, team environment.
Master's degree preferred
Regularly uses all software, systems, and equipment necessary to provide effective and efficient support for budget, financial, and grant administration
MS Office Suite
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, interacting 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.
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.
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