Financial Administration Specialist

Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

ID: 7076827
Posted: April 8, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Summary
Administers and supports the organization's financial and administrative operations. Performs general financial and administrative duties to ensure compliance with university policies and procedures as well as applicable federal and state regulations. Conducts organizational business activities, including finance human resources, and/or other general business operations. May set or assist with departmental policies.

Fundamental Responsibilities:

Using knowledge and application of accepted procedures and standards, performs detailed financial and administrative tasks related to managing the daily and long-term financial and/or administrative operations of an organizational unit or an academic, research, and teaching department within a school or college.
Makes recommendations on policies and guidelines for division/department activities.
Controls all expenditures and statement of accounts to ensure regulatory compliance and fiscal integrity.
Manages general appropriation, endowment, federal and non-federal grants and contracts, and gift funds.
Develops, plans, and makes recommendations on special projects, which may include space allocations, staffing, equipment purchases, and long-range plans.
Prepares operating and project budget drafts. Regularly explains financial concepts to non-financial employees.
Monitors division/departmental budgets and resolves or recommends resolutions for any significant deviations from approved budgets.
May conduct a variety of human resources activities including employment, labor relations, benefits, training, and classification for unit/department.
May provide guidance to lower-level employees.
Required Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in finance, business, or a related field and two years of relevant experience.

Combinations of education and related experience may be considered.

Proficient communication skills. Maintains a high degree of professionalism. Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills. Demonstrates a high commitment to quality. Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment. Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty. Highly thorough and dependable. Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure. Intermediate understanding of technology; experience using electronic platforms to perform various tasks. Demonstrated experience solving problems with independent thought. Proficiency in computer systems, including standard Office software; advanced Excel and database skills, including familiarity with complex formulas and Pivot Tables. Ability to use standard office equipment such as phone, fax, scanner, etc. Experience managing workflows, processes, and/or data entry. Intermediate accounting skills; ability to spot obvious errors; ability to develop a budget. Demonstrated ability to interpret and apply concepts and policies to daily work functions. Ability to clearly present material and make it accessible to a variety of audiences. Ability to interpret financial documents from an accounting, policy, and practice perspective.

Working Conditions / Demands
This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.

Work Location
Indianapolis, Indiana


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