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Accounting Manager 2

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

Apply for JobJob ID354608

LocationTwin Cities

Job FamilyFinance

Full/Part TimeFull-Time


Job Code9342FN

Employee ClassAcad Prof and Admin

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Position Overview The Finance Operations Center (FinOps Center) at the University of Minnesota seeks a highly motivated financial and customer focused Accounting Manager to lead and provide operational excellence in delivering systemwide accounting services. The University is embarking on a new way of delivering Accounting services through the FinOps Center aligning with the strategic goal of providing consistent world-class service, and engaging new technologies to create seamless experiences for our faculty and staff.Reporting to the Director of the FinOps Center, this role will be responsible for providing strategic shared services advising, collaborating with partners across the University System and driving continuous improvement. This position will manage a team of Accounting professionals, and provide guidance and training as needed to ensure that all Accounting activities are performed in compliance with Accounting standards and University policy. This position offers a unique blend of leadership and technical skills, providing opportunities for both personal and professional growth in a dynamic and fast-paced work environment. Work Environment: Hybrid We Offer:

University paid contribution (10% of your salary) to your retirement account - vested immediately. 22 paid vacation days per year, in addition to sick leave and 11 paid holidays. Reduced tuition opportunities covering 75% - 100% of eligible tuition. Excellent and affordable health care benefits (2023 Enrollment Guide) Wellbeing program with opportunity to earn lower health care rates. Free disability insurance. Annual merit increase program.Job Duties:Supervising 40%
Supervises the accounting function of the Finance Operations Center. Responsible for ensuring that service level agreements (SLAs) with a portfolio of supported Resource Responsibility Centers (RRCs) are completed successfully. Provides oversight for accounting related functions by making decisions as to the hiring, promotion, dismissal, training, and development of staff. Develops team building and community belonging for all. Provides service with an equitable lens. Accounting 30%
Serves as the primary liaison to Accounting Services in the Controller's Office to ensure accurate application of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), understand, interpret, and provide policy instruction to team members, and accomplish the goals of central Accounting Services. Ensures that financial transactions are performed in accordance with accounting principles and fiscal controls, and safeguards organizational assets. Reviews issues that fall outside of standard operating procedure and other needs requiring managerial oversight, and reviews solutions to ensure a lack of errors and exceptions. Ensure appropriate staff support for the overall success of the FinOps Center and the portfolio of supported RRCs.Professional Development 10%
Completes professional development, education, and training activities, related to the position and for the pursuit of individual, unit, and institutional success. Develops and adds to training manuals and procedures for the FinOps Center. Develops and implements opportunities for staff development based on individual and departmental needs including skills training, Equity Development and Inclusion (EDI) development, professional learning, engagement and well-being.Strategic Planning 10%
In collaboration with the Director of Accounting Services, identifies and outlines initiatives in accounting, chart of accounts, and financial reporting operations to provide direction to members of the FinOps Center and portfolio of supported RRCs. Develops concrete plans to meet goals for operational improvements, implementation of GASB pronouncements, reporting tool implementation, recommendations for modification to or creation of standard and ad hoc financial reports.Approvals 5%
Reviews and approves financial transactions, reconciliations and financial reports as needed and works with staff and Certified Financial Managers (CFMs) to resolve discrepancies, find opportunities for stream-lining, financial documentation, pinpoint concerns surrounding fiscal control, and work with RRCs to resolve identified issues.Other duties as assigned 5%


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.

Keywords: University of Minnesota, St. Paul , Accounting Manager 2, Accounting, Auditing , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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