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|Recruitment/Posting Title||Business Specialist|
|Job Category||Staff & Executive|
|Department||FASC - Dean's Office|
Ranked #61 in U.S. News & World Report’s list of Best Public Colleges and Universities, Rutgers University–Camden is a diverse, research-intensive campus of approximately 6,100 students at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels and 1,100 faculty and staff members. Located in Camden, N.J., directly across the Delaware River from Philadelphia, the university is uniquely situated to serve the local community while achieving global reach. A U.S. Department of Education-designated Minority Serving Institution, the university thrives due to a supportive culture that helps students achieve their goals and fosters collaboration among employees. Rutgers–Camden is recognized as a national model for civically engaged urban universities and was selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for a Community Engagement classification. Washington Monthly magazine has ranked Rutgers University–Camden among its “Best Bang for the Buck” universities and best national research universities. Recently, Rutgers–Camden earned Carnegie classification as an R2 research university due to a high volume of internationally recognized research, creative output, and scholarly activity.
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences are the largest academic unit at Rutgers–Camden, delivering a wide array of degree programs at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels in the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, and fine arts. The Faculty of Arts and Sciences includes three schools: the College of Arts and Sciences , University College , and the Graduate School .
|Posting Summary|| |
This position reports to the Business Manager of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University–Camden. Responsible for a broad range of business and administrative activities including fiscal management, budget, accounting, financial reporting, and analyses. Supports financial planning and administration for multiple departments, programs, and initiatives. Responsible for developing financial models, preparing analyses and annual budgets, and monitoring operating funds to support financial operations and strategic planning efforts. Assists Business Manager in achieving financial objectives and reporting goals. Manages and analyzes data and prepares monthly, quarterly, and year-end reports for internal and external purposes for key units within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, including, but not limited to departments, programs, centers, grant accounts, and offices.
Prepares and/or approves journal entries, reconciliations, requisitions, purchase orders, expense reports, payroll and cash transmittals as assigned by Business Manager. Works with Business Manager to accomplish year-end plans and executes transactions to maximize available resources. Provides guidance on improvement of internal processes.
Ensures consistent reporting and adherence to federal and state financial reporting regulations and guidelines in conformity with University’s policies and procedures. Must be able to work as a team player with colleagues within the Business Office to ensure uniformity as it relates to reconciliations, processes, and procedures.
|Position Status||Full Time|
|Hours Per Week|
|Daily Work Shift||Day|
|Work Arrangement|| |
Consistent with the current application of Rutgers Policy 60.3.22, this position may be eligible for a hybrid work arrangement.
The flexible work arrangements outlined in Rutgers Policy 60.3.22 are part of a pilot program that is effective September 1, 2022 through August 31, 2023. Therefore, there is no guarantee that this flexible work arrangement will continue beyond that date. Flexible work arrangements are not permanent, are subject to change or cancellation and contingent on the employee receiving approval in the FlexWork@RU Application System. Additional information may be found at https://futureofwork.rutgers.edu .
|Position Salary||Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, within university policy and salary schedules, as well as departmental budgets.|
|Annual Minimum Salary||58867.000|
|Annual Mid Range Salary||73298.000|
|Annual Maximum Salary||87729.000|
|Union Description||URA-AFT Administrative|
Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview .
Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to https://finance.rutgers.edu/healthcare-risk/insurance/postdoctoral-health-insurance.
|Terms of Appointment||Staff - 12 month|
|Position Pension Eligibility||ABP|
|Minimum Education and Experience|| |
Requires a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience that demonstrates comprehensive knowledge and understanding of generally accepted accounting principles and practices (GAAP). A minimum of two years of relevant professional experience in a financial/accounting function required.
|Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities|| |
Demonstrated ability in budgeting and financial reporting. Thorough knowledge of financial statement preparation in accordance with policies and accounting principles. Comprehensive knowledge of accounting, budget, and audit principles. Ability to anticipate, identify, and resolve complex financial issues. Written communication skills to prepare clear and concise correspondence, reports, and procedural documents at a level appropriate for the intended audience. Demonstrated competence in accounting and business practices to advise department professionals regarding cost effective management of their financial affairs.
Ability to multi-task, prioritize tasks and manage own time to meet assigned deadlines and escalate impediments to Business Manager.
Excellent communication skills to correspond with various levels of University’s personnel and external groups to convey financial information to non-financial types.
Skill in utilizing personal computer spreadsheet and word processing applications to prepare reports and presentations and analyze financial data. Familiarity with higher education environments
|Preferred Qualifications|| |
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
|Equipment Utilized|| |
Microsoft Office including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access; Cornerstone financial system; Cornerstone PeopleSoft Payroll System; Financial Aid Management Systems; Tableau.
|Physical Demands and Work Environment|| |
Position is largely sedentary and requires long periods of time utilizing computers.
|Posting Open Date||05/20/2023|
|Special Instructions to Applicants|
|Regional Campus||Rutgers University-Camden|
|Home Location Campus||Rutgers University-Camden|
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.
Under Policy 60.1.35 Immunization Policy for Rutgers Employees and Prospective Employees , Rutgers University requires all prospective employees to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and have received a booster (where eligible) against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment must provide proof they have received a booster upon eligibility and upload proof of same. Under Policy 100.3.1 Immunization Policy for Covered Individuals , if employment will commence during Flu Season, Rutgers University may require certain prospective employees to provide proof that they are vaccinated against Seasonal Influenza for the current Flu Season, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Additional infection control and safety policies may apply. Prospective employees should speak with their hiring manager to determine which policies apply to the role or position for which they are applying. Failure to provide proof of vaccination for any required vaccines or obtain a medical or religious exemption from the University will result in rescission of a candidate’s offer of employment or disciplinary action up to and including termination.
Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement
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