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Fin Pro 2-Fin Gnrlst

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: January 28, 2023

Job Description:

Apply for JobJob ID353669

LocationTwin Cities

Job FamilyFinance

Full/Part TimeFull-Time


Job Code8222FG

Employee ClassCivil Service

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Position Overview:The College of Liberal Arts (CLA) is the largest college at the University of Minnesota. Our Fiscal Administration Office (financial cluster) is the center of payroll and accounting operations, and resource management operations for the College. We support 35 academic departments, centers and administrative units. Our financial cluster is comprised of four teams each lead by a Finance Manager with a total of 14-Accountants, 6-Executive Accounts Specialists, and 2-Principal Accounts Specialists. Our workgroup coordinates accounting and payroll practices, budget planning and business procedures throughout the College, and is responsible for disseminating, implementing, and monitoring University of Minnesota and CLA budget policies and procedures in all CLA units.The annual salary range for this position is currently between $56,000 and $66,000 depending on qualifications. Much of this position may be performed remotely while specific tasks and some meetings will require on-campus presence. Job Responsibilities:(80%) Financial Administration
* Develop financial models and analyze business activities; identify and develop new processes to improve business practices and procedures.
* Generate monthly financial reports, including projections; assist with report interpretation, identify trends, and craft solutions; identify potential deficits and work with stakeholders to resolve.
* Review and approve all purchases and payroll transactions on sponsored and non-sponsored accounts for policy compliance and budgetary impact.
* Initiate, process, and approve financial transactions for efficient and timely account management.
* Reconcile accounts and analyze monthly financial results for reasonableness.
* Meet on a regular basis with administrators, chairs, directors, faculty, principal investigators, and other staff to review financial status; initiate planning; provide guidance; and problem solve.
* Work with unit administration to communicate changes to University and CLA financial policy and procedure.
* Communicate and coordinate with college financial administration as necessary.
* Assist with sponsored project budget development; monitor grant expenditures for sponsor and University compliance; work with SPA and SFR to invoice and report on sponsored activity meeting all contractual obligations.
* Administer accounts receivable work including ESOs and ISOs, foundation transfers, and external and internal customer billing.
* Work with unit administration on annual budget preparation, entry, and close out.
* Serve as financial and human resources systems resource.

(10%) Payroll/HRMS Administration
* Provide oversight for the payroll document process.
* Serve as effort coordinator for the assigned units.
* Resolve issues and coordinate solutions with the unit, HR, Payroll and CLA.

(10%) Other Assigned Duties
* Act as a backup on the team for fellow team members.
* Serve on various team or collegiate committees, special assignments, etc.
* Special projects as assigned.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or related field, and at least two (2) years of professional accounting experience, or a combination of related education and/or relevant professional accounting experience totaling (6) six years.
  • Demonstrated experience managing finances to include: forecasting, robust analysis, budgeting and complex reporting.
  • Demonstrated experience with computerized accounting, payroll, and reporting systems.
  • Demonstrated customer service experience.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills.- NOTE: Training and demonstrated proficiency required for access to university financial, payroll, and human resource systems.

    - Physical requirements include keyboarding; grasping; talking; hearing; seeing; repetitive motions; exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. The work is primarily sedentary which involves sitting much of the time, however, frequently walking to meetings that are held in various buildings throughout the East and West banks of campus will be necessary.

    Preferred Qualifications
    • Demonstrated experience communicating clearly and effectively to faculty; unit leaders; staff; students; central business units; governmental organizations; and private businesses both verbally and in writing. Ability to communicate professionally in conflict situations.
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures.
    • Highly organized and detailed oriented; capable of handling multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadline objectives.
    • Demonstrated self-starter able to work independently in a dynamic team environment that requires flexibility, resourcefulness, and exceptional problem-solving skills.
    • Experience working in a higher education environment.
    • Experience with fund accounting or managing finances for units with diverse funding sources.
    • Grant management and grant accounting experience.
    • Knowledge of University of Minnesota policies and procedures.
    • Experience utilizing PeopleSoft (EFS/HRMS).
    • Experience utilizing University's Effort Certification system (ECRT).
    • Experience working in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota

      About the Department

      About the College of Liberal ArtsHome to the arts, social science and humanities disciplines and programs, the College of Liberal Arts comprises 31 academic departments, and over 20 interdisciplinary research centers and administrative/support units. CLA has over 1200 faculty and staff spanning research, teaching, advising, outreach, and administrative functions. CLA units reside in over twenty buildings on the East Bank and West Bank of the Twin Cities campus. CLA enrolls nearly 14,000 undergraduate students, half of the undergraduate enrollment on the Twin Cities campus, and over 1,600 graduate students and has an annual all-funds budget of over $250 million.CLA is a destination for curious, compassionate individuals who are committed to making our increasingly interdependent and diverse global community work for everyone. That foundational commitment begins in our CLA Constitution. CLA is committed to increasing enrollment of underrepresented and under-resourced students, diversifying our faculty across all disciplines, recruiting, and retaining a diverse staff, and promoting the expression and exploration of diverse perspectives and viewpoints-so that we all gain the background knowledge and analytical skills we need to understand and respect differences. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in CLAWorking in CLA


      Working at the UniversityAt the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
      • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
      • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Regents Scholarship
      • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
      • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
      • University HSA contributions
      • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
      • Employee wellbeing program
      • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
      • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) opportunity
      • Financial counseling services
      • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no costPlease visit the Office of Human Resources website for more information regarding benefits.

        How To Apply

        Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


        The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:

        Employment Requirements

        Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

        Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University's Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or complete a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit:

        About the U of M

        The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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