The School of Drama is seeking a business manager who will manage the financial operations of the school, primarily in the areas of human resources and finance. This role serves as a resource and advisor to faculty and staff on matters of finance, compliance, policy, hiring, and planning. In this position, the Business Manager will develop budgets and monitor performance against those plans; lead quarterly and annual budget reviews and work closely with the Assistant Dean of Finance and Facilities Operations in preparing reports and gathering information needed for the College of Fine Arts.
Core responsibilities include:
Handle all aspects of Workday (CMU's HRIS System). Duties include reviewing and approving HR transactions and specific administrative needs of the members of the School of Drama, spanning staff, students, and faculty; effort certification, uploading labor distributions, costing allocations, purchase orders, expense reports, and purchasing card verifications in Oracle
Ensure that faculty, staff, and students are paid correctly and on time
Liaise with CFA Finance Team
Support all department hiring to ensure that faculty and staff are hired according to University and Federal guidelines
Own all financial responsibilities for the Department, including keeping meticulous records for all transactions associated with the annual budget
Maintain the established procedures using Excel4Apps, Oracle, Tableau, Google Sheets, and Google Data Studio to continue providing weekly financial reporting and analysis (note: training will be available)
Engage in financial planning and analysis (FP&A) in partnership with CFA's Dean's Office in preparation for University financial reviews
Develop departmental budget with School Heads and monitor performance against forecasts
Implement all endowed and expendable gift agreement conditions, working closely with the University's Advancement team to provide stewardship updates throughout the year
Respond to reporting requests from both internal and external parties (collecting data for CFA, responding to audit findings)
Flexibility, excellence, and motivation are vital qualities within the School of Drama and the College of Fine Arts. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.
You should demonstrate:
Outstanding writing and communication skills
Strong data analytical skills
Excellent organizational, analytical, reasoning, interpersonal and problem-solving skills
Ability to maintain accurate, detailed, and confidential records
Bachelor's degree in business administration, finance, operations, or related field required
Graduate Degree (MBA or similar) preferred
5+ years of relevant experience, preferably within an Academic Department, Nonprofit, Startup, or educational institution
Proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, and Google Workspace tools
Familiarity with Tableau is helpful
A combination of education and meaningful experience from which comparable knowledge is proven will be considered
Successful background check
Are you interested in this exciting opportunity? Apply today!
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Business Administration and Services
Staff - Regular
Full Time/Part time
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