Rutgers University-Newark, an urban public research university and anchor institution, located in Newark, New Jersey, a city of promise, is seeking a Senior Business Manager for the School of Arts and Sciences-Newark (SASN). The Senior Business Manager is a member of the Dean's Office team managing a $130 million budget and is responsible for financial planning, budget forecasting, and data management. In addition, the position provides oversight, direction, and feedback to a group of business managers overseeing the financial transactions of SASN's departments, programs, centers, and administrative units. The Senior Business manager provides strategic advice to leadership in the Dean's Office and throughout SASN and works collaboratively with other team members, faculty, staff, and a variety of individuals throughout Rutgers University.
This position is responsible for and not limited to the following:
Developing budget proposals and complex projections of revenue and expenses
Reviewing data, preparing financial reports, and analyzing financial implications on a wide variety of academic and operational decisions
Managing the working budget, forecasting, and monthly closing processes
Overseeing the financial transactions of the school, ensuring compliance with regulatory and statutory guidelines
Recommending, and communicating processes and practices to improve operational efficiencies
The Senior Business Manager will be part of a team embracing the challenges of achieving our community goals and supporting one another as we grow together.
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.
Regularly uses all software, systems, and equipment necessary to provide effective and efficient support for budget, financial, and grant administration, including but not limited to MS Office Suite, Cornerstone, RAPSS, ECRT, and knows or will learn any and 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 position now and in the future.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Fast-paced, deadline-driven, stakeholder-focused, team environment, skillfully and professionally handling multiple shifting priorities and interacting successfully with a wide variety of individuals 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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