The University Administrative Business Center is seeking a Finance Coordinator. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Business Center Manager.
The University Administrative Business Center (UABC) is responsible for providing budgetary, financial, administrative and human resource services to a wide variety of administrative and academic units throughout the University. The person in this position researches and recommends financial solutions to department administrators, central administration and business center management, and is an integral member of the UABC management team.
The Finance Coordinator plays a critical role by performing or overseeing highly complex tasks, including: budget development; financial analysis, fiscal projections and reports; grant proposals and management reports; reconciliations and transaction processing, and distributions of revenue and expense. The position evaluates major program and operational changes and recommends procedures, processes and financial structures and reporting systems to insure compliance, streamline operations and provide customers with timely data for management decisions. Effective and diplomatic interaction with customers is required by this position, to assess customer operational needs and explore alternative fiscal structures, estimate future financial resources and expenditures and consult on financial matters with customers. Analysis performed encompasses a variety of financial information including revenues, expenditures, cash flows, cost projections, asset management and changes in capital reserves.
The Finance Coordinator ensures timely and accurate transaction processing and reporting of financial activities and provides financial analysis to support cost management efforts and efficient operation of customers served by UABC. In this role, the Finance Coordinator ensures the integrity of accounting information: reviews and applies relevant policies, regulations, and procedures; reviews, analyzes, recommends, and implements procedural changes, and assists in the preparation, maintenance, and control of program budgets as dictated by changing circumstances. The Finance Coordinator proposes new fund and activity codes in accordance with established procedures and participates in the analysis, planning, interpreting, and review of a fiscal operations.
Employees in this position use advanced accounting theory to perform accounting, auditing, fiscal analysis and reporting, payroll review, and other financial and administrative tasks. Responsibilities include assignment of work, review of work, supervision, performance evaluation, coaching/training/mentoring and assignment of duties for classified employees within the Business Center. They review and apply relevant policies, regulations, laws and procedures in performance of their duties, including GAAP, GAAS, Federal and State regulations, Oregon Revised Statues and Oregon Administrative Rules and University policies. The position plays a key role in assessing and applying internal controls and best practices.
Typically requires Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or related field.
Bachelor’s degree in accounting or; Twenty four (24) quarter, 16 semester or 240 clock hours of accounting courses and three years of *accounting experience; OR a CPA or PA certificate and three years of *accounting experience.
All courses must be from accredited colleges, universities, or private vocational schools. Transcripts must be submitted for all required and/or related courses.
Accounting experience must include at least 8 of the following:
Creating policies and procedures for fiscal operations.
Assuring that accounting system information accurately reflects program/agency operations.
Analyzing impact of proposed regulations/changes on accounting budgeting systems and customer operations.
Assuring fiscal transactions comply with generally accepted accounting policies, University policies and procedures, and other regulatory and compliance requirements.
Formulating and recommending corrective actions as well as accounting system improvements.
Developing and monitoring system generated reports.
Automated generation of billings and redistributions of charges.
Designing, preparing, distributing, and interpreting a variety of fiscal and operational reports.
Applying advance Excel and computer spreadsheets and accounting software.
Experience and/or knowledge of governmental and fund accounting, including analyzing and interpreting transactions and financial data.
Applying audit standards and internal controls to internal procedures.
Communicating technical information orally and in writing to both internal staff and customers.
Creatively problem solving customer issues to advance the University’s mission
Ensuring compliance with federal/state laws and administrative policies.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
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