University of Massachusetts Medical School

Business Manager

US-MA-Shrewsbury
1 month ago(12/15/2017 1:21 PM)
Requisition Number
2017-30170
# of Openings
1
Shift
Day
Exempt/Non-Exempt Status
Exempt

Overview

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION: 

Under the general direction of the Associate Director, or designee, the Business Manager provides coordination and management of daily financial activities of Center for Health Policy and Research. These financial activities are conducted in accordance with the policies and procedures set-forth under the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Department of Financial Services, the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS); as well as regulatory requirements for funding agencies for Grant funded contracts.  

Responsibilities

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Management and oversight of staff responsible for daily financial business operations.
  • Monitor financial operations on a monthly basis and compare to approved budgets for assigned program units.  Work with units to identify any potential adjustments needed and/or reasons for budget variances.
  • Review and analyze financial operation’s business processes and workflows; and identify, develop and implement areas for streamlining and improvements.
  • Extract and analyze raw data to formulate into business reports to be used by all levels of management.
  • Play key role in new business opportunity assessments, to include assisting program areas with financial aspects of business proposals, pricing models, and other activities as needed to meet client needs and commitments in a fiscally responsible manner.
  • Provide specific direction, assignments, timelines, and accountabilities to staff; as well as education and training needed to complete projects.
  • Work with key staff from operations, finance, marketing, and systems on new business initiatives and strategic planning.
  • Develop and manage internal control procedures to ensure program compliance within assigned programs/units.
  • Prepare internal monthly financial analysis reports for senior management.
  • Prepare external management reports for Federal, State and local agencies including grant sponsors.
  • Manage the monthly invoicing process for assigned units.
  • Participate on financial workgroups, including LEAN and Quality Improvement initiatives, as assigned.
  • Assure that proper record retention and destruction protocols are followed.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration or equivalent business experience.
  • 5-7 years of progressively responsible experience in a financial related position including at least three years supervisory experience.
  • Expertise to acquire, manage and analyze financial documents and results.
  • Ability to work with staff at various levels to ensure effective operations to maintain accurate records and use discretion in handling confidential information.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet reporting deadlines.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software applications (Microsoft Access and Excel).
  • Database application knowledge and experience.
  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written).
  • Experience with pricing models and business proposals.

 

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Previous Academic experience
  • Previous experience working with grants.
  • Previous experience using PeopleSoft

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