Business Manager III Supervisor (Multiple Vacancies)
Location: New Brunswick, New Jersey
Internal Number: 217374
Rutgers University- Newark (RU-N), an urban public research university and anchor institution, located in Newark, New Jersey, a city of promise is seeking a Business Manager III Supervisor. The Business Manager is a member of the Dean's Office team embracing the challenges of achieving community goals for the School of Arts and Sciences-Newark (SASN) and supporting efforts to grow together as a team. The position provides a wide scope and variety of business services to a portfolio of academic departments, programs, and administrative areas (collectively known as Departments) and is responsible for a team of staff working within those Departments. Business services supported by position and team includes budget and financial oversight; procurement; employee appointments and payroll; grant administration and accounting; travel and expense reimbursement; and financial closings, projections, and reporting. The position is a key resource to Departments and advisor to the Dean's Office, developing their administrative team to enable the provision of excellent support to the Departments.
This position is responsible for and not limited to the following key duties:
Works with Departments to communicate, adopt, implement, and enforce budget, accounting, and grant administration policies and procedures.
Serves as a conduit for information sharing across Departments, advocates for, and represents Departments interests.
Provides guidance to and assists Departments administrators and is their first point of contact for SASN and RU policy implementation and compliance in the areas of budget, accounting, and grant administration.
Analyzes and reviews financial data, prepares financial statements and reports for both internal and external purposes, and resolves a diverse range of problems consistent with an understanding of mission, vision, role, and goals of the Departments and SASN and consistent with a comprehensive understanding of accounting in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), applicable regulations, and University policies and procedures.
Interprets, communicates, and implements policies and practices to meet the needs of diverse client populations.
Must be able to multitask and manage several complex projects simultaneously in a fast-paced, stakeholder-focused, team environment with an understanding of the mission, vision, role, and goals of the Departments, SASN, and Rutgers, and the role the tasks and responsibilities of this position play in the achievement of these goals.
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 years of relevant professional experience in a financial/accounting function, excellent communication skills, and computer literacy. Ability to establish and maintain continually evolving relationships with a variety of individuals, coordinating multiple activities is necessary.
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, Discoverer/Tableau, RAPSS, ECRT, Employment Eligibility Verification I-9, and any and all systems the University uses for budget, accounting, procurement, proposal submission, and grants administration.
Must be familiar with or learn all the equipment, software, and specialized materials needed to support the effective and efficient performance of this position now or in the future.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
SASN is a highly complex, fast-paced, deadline-driven, stakeholder-focused, team environment with requirement to skillfully and professional handle multiple shifting priorities, and to interact successfully with a wide range of individuals at all levels of the University.
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.