1) Manages quarterly and year-end reporting for the operating budget.
2) Acts as Budget Partner in Workday and coordinates closely with BFIâ™s Senior Operations Manager on all HR actions in Workday.
3) Responsible for monthly accounting and budgetary reconciliation processes in line with the Universityâ™s Budget Office policies.
4) Researches and advises the senior leadership at BFI on financial reporting requirements.
5) Ensures that BFIâ™s decision-makers understand the short and long-term implications of current financial commitments.
6) Creates strategies for improving budget and financial planning processes while improving efficiency.
7) Works closely with the Senior Grants Manager on pre- and post-award grant and contract administration, including close partnership on the Data Acquisition Grants.
8) Develops and implements all BFI activities with appropriate University and outside vendors, institutions, and departments.
9) Monitors compliance with University policies and procedures.
10) Reviews revenue and expense accounts to identify and correct inconsistencies.
11) Compares actual expenditures to budgets.
12) Other duties as assigned.
1) Knowledge of financial computing and database software applications, including Delphi, GEMS, BuySite, e-Ledgers, Business Objects.
2) Strong financial modeling skills.
3) Knowledge of various financial principles, practices, and applications including budgeting, financial planning, and financial reporting.
4) Ability to think strategically and translate into operational objectives.
5) Strong written and verbal communication skills required.
6) Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet tight deadlines.
7) Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
8) Ability to work closely with senior University officials.
9) Ability to work both independently and as a team member.
10) Excellent organizational and leadership skills.
11) Work effectively with team members, staff and faculty across the University of Chicago, from faculty at the Chicago Booth School of Business, Harris School of Public Policy, Law School, and the Department of Economics, to other internal and external University of Chicago partners. 12) Demonstrated leadership abilities, including developing strategic plans against a vision and involving others in the execution.
13) Understanding of higher education and/or nonprofit organizations.
14) Diplomatic and customer service based approach to interacting with colleagues and others.
1) Bachelor's degree in finance, business administration, accounting, statistics, or economics.
2) MBA or advanced degree in finance, public policy, not-for-profit administration, or a related field.
1) A minimum of five years of financial analysis experience and experience in a University of a not-for-profit organization.
2) Seven years of financial analysis experience in a university setting or other not-for-profit organization.
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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