Budget and Human Resources Officer / Administrative Business Manager
Michigan State University
Location: East Lansing, Michigan
Internal Number: 849976
Budget and Human Resources Officer
This position will manage the fiscal and budgetary activities for the Office of the Executive Vice President for Administration (EVPA), which includes the Office of Sustainability, overseeing operational and special accounts, establishing sub-coding to aid in tracking expenses, ensuring transactions are recorded and reported accurately, reconciling accounts regularly, and providing clear and detailed reports for executive consumption. This position is also responsible for directing and managing the budget process and monitoring commitments and expenses throughout the year, using historical data and projections for the future to develop long-range forecasts for maximizing the use of resources.
In addition to managing the fiscal duties and budget process, this position will serve as a key liaison on fiscal-related matters for administrative units under the purview of the EVPA office. This position will participate in units’ annual planning process each year and provide research and analysis to aid the EVPA in evaluating budget requests from reporting units and tracking and transferring allocations in Cognos Planning Analytics.
This position will also serve as the human resources officer for the EVPA office, managing office personnel activities, such as recruitment, hiring, onboarding, offboarding, etc. In addition, this position will assist administrative units under the purview of the EVPA office with executive management personnel activities, including nationwide search activity, administrative support for the annual raise process, tracking and reviewing out-of-cycle pay increases, and reviewing and tracking performance excellence.
This position will participate in the development of goals, objectives, policies, and procedures and engage in special projects at the direction of the EVPA. This may include representing the EVPA on university committees, monitoring projects and tracking progress to completion, and supporting the implementation of key initiatives across campus.
Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills
Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in Business Administration, Accounting, Management or field related to employing unit; eight or more years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in financial or accounting practices, developing research projects, funding and grant practices and/or experience in a field related to the area of employment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Preferred experience as a fiscal officer, budget officer and unit human resources administrator; prior experience hiring and/or working directly with executive managers or equivalent academic administrators; strong critical and analytical skills; excellent attention to detail; excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills; the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to multi-task and prioritize projects; ability to maintain confidentiality and act with discretion; ability to work independently and collaboratively; working knowledge of university's Manual of Business Procedures, the budget cycle process and familiarity with MSU business systems (e.g. EBS, KFS, SAP, Cognos, Business Intelligence).
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.
Required Application Materials
Cover Letter and Resume
Remote Work Statement
MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.
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