Finance and Budget Manager
University of Massachusetts- Boston - Boston, MA

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The Finance and Budget Manager for the College of Nursing and Health Sciences (CNHS) will assist and provide best practice professional support to the Assistant Dean to include a variety of financial, budgetary and human resource responsibilities. The Finance and Budget Manager will also: Coordinate and manage the day-to-day financial activities of the College, including purchase orders, reimbursements, journal entries, budget change forms, invoice payments and ProCard purchasing for events and business operations; be responsible for the management of the human resources functions, including coordinating all hires and terminations, contracts, honoraria and reimbursements; maintain all faculty personnel files and human resources related documents for all new hires for the college; manage, oversee and execute purchasing, accounting activities and disbursement vouchers for the Dean’s Office; monitor and report on revenue and expenditures for up to two departments, three offices and one center within the College of Nursing and Health Sciences; manage non-sponsored grants in the college; meet with faculty at their request to discuss startup accounts, Healey Grants, Presidents Office mini-grants and plan for purchases against the accounts; track and manage all financial accounts, vendor files and other accounts for the college for budget forecasting and financial management; assist and support CNHS staff and faculty regarding inquiries related to the budget as well as providing guidance on allowable expenditures and providing updates on financial and purchasing policies and procedures; serve as primary ProCard user for CNHS; be responsible for all Procard purchases and reallocations for the Dean’s Office; purchase for all non-sponsored grants and purchases for sponsored grants; assist and advise the Assistant Dean for Administration and Finance with budget development, financial reports and analyses and statistical and forecasting reports; and other duties as assigned.

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business, Finance or a closely related field and three-five years of budget management experience, preferably in a similar sized business, college or educational department, is required. Thorough knowledge of higher education administrative procedures, combined with knowledge of state and government accounting procedures, is preferred. Experience with PeopleSoft, Human Resources, Filemaker Pro and automated accounting and financial management systems is preferred. Working knowledge of grants management is preferred.

• Knowledge of various administrative software applications and programs, including Microsoft Office;
• Ability to plan and manage multiple projects simultaneously and balance priorities;
• Ability to manage complex tasks under time constraints, while maintaining strong attention to detail;
• Ability to work effectively and efficiently in a team capacity with a broad range of staff to accomplish departmental, program and university goals;
• Ability to successfully contribute to the smooth operations and efficient financial management of the college;
• Ability to approach the position in a results-oriented sense of responsibility, collegiality and collaboration;
• Ability to respond tactfully and professionally to the needs of the college;
• Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines and to respond efficiently and effectively to new, last minute and/or revised requests;
• Ability to work under pressure and under tight timeframes and deadlines;
• Ability to use independent judgment, work with discretion and be entrusted with confidential information;
• Strong oral and written communication skills;
• Strong interpersonal skills, including the capacity to work cooperatively with a wide range of individuals;
• Strong analytical, organizational and problem solving skills;
• Strong commitment to customer service.

Additional Information:
UMass Boston is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Title IX Employer. Among the procedures which may be used to select personnel to fill vacant positions are review of work experience, reference checks, and interviews. All appointments and promotions will be effective on a Sunday.

Application Instructions:
Please apply online with your resume, cover letter and list of three professional references.
  • Professional. Union. Benefited.
  • Full time. Grade 30.
  • Normal Hiring Range: $42,215-$46,172.
  • State funded.
  • Review of candidates will begin following the application closing date.
Closing date for applications: March 4, 2013