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 IIISPVR. Reporting to the Business Manager, Dean's Office, School of Arts and Sciences-Newark (SASN), provides a variety of business services including budget, accounting, and grant administration to a portfolio of academic departments and programs-Department of Economics, Political Science, Social Work, Sociology and Anthropology, and Urban Education; and Division of Global Affairs and Global Urban Systems—collectively Departments.
The Business Manager IIISPVR will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following.
Manage a team of staff covering several departments and programs and all of their activities;
Ensure all functions performed accurately, thoroughly, within appropriate and relevant deadlines;
Compliance with all applicable policies and processes, including, but not limited to, budget and financial oversight, procurement, appointment and payroll, grant administration and accounting, travel and expense reimbursement, and financial reporting;
Act a key resource to Departments and advisor to the Dean's Office, developing an administrative team to enable the provision of excellent support to the faculty and staff of the Departments;
Work with Departments to communicate, adapt, implement, and enforce budget, accounting, and grant administration policies and procedures;
Serve as a conduit for information sharing across Departments, advocates for, and represents Departments' interests;
Provide guidance and assist Department administrators and is the first point of contact for SASN and RU policy implementation and compliance in the areas of budget, accounting, and grant administration;
Analyze and review financial data, prepare financial statements and reports for both internal and external purposes, and resolve 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;
Interpret, communicate, and implement policies and practices to meet the needs of diverse client populations;
Work independently, with broadly defined work objectives, and limited review of overall results;
Perform professional work requiring specialized knowledge in budget, accounting, and grant administration, and a solid understanding and application of concepts, theories, principles, practices, regulations, terminology, and applied bases in budgeting, accounting, and grant administration;
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, 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 (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.
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.
Posting Number: 21ST1142
Location: Rutgers University-Newark
Internal Number: 131833
About Rutgers University
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.