General summary/purpose: Reporting directly to the SAIS Senior Associate Dean for Finance and Administration, the Senior Financial Project Manager will serve in a strategic advisory role, with responsibility for school-wide leadership of the regular financial reporting, performing analyses that will help guide key management decisions, developing key performance indicators for the School and providing oversight and direction for high-impact initiatives that are directly related to the School’s strategic initiatives. This person will also provide support for the School’s operating and capital budget processes.
Specific duties & responsibilities:
Financial and Operations Reporting
Create monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports for the school, using data gathered from the University’s SAP system
Produce monthly, quarterly and year-end financial projections for the School
Monitor and report on faculty teaching loads and discretionary spending accounts
Assist in the year-end financial close-out process
Analyze complex financial and operations data to inform data-driven management of the School
Evaluate and report on current and projected variances to budget
Create and produce regular departmental reporting for departmental managers
Design and produce reporting dashboards to report key performance indicators related to School operations or financial performance
Perform reconciliations and audits to ensure that transactions are complete and accurate
Compile and validate University and Government reports as needed
Work with SAIS IT staff to create reporting databases and reporting tools, as needed
Serve in an advisory capacity and provide added direction and guidance related to performance and initiatives, at the request of the Sr. Associate Dean for Finance & Administration
Support the School’s annual process for creating operations and capital budgets
Identify budget issues and provide alternative solutions as required
Assist programs with the preparation of departmental budgets
Work with faculty on the financial sections of their grant proposals
Serve in a leadership capacity on school-wide cross-functional committees, as directed by the Sr. Associate Dean for Finance & Administration, to assess School operations, to recommend changes and to implement these changes
Create business plans, financial analyses and financial projections in support of the School’s strategic initiatives and major capital projects
Manage the functional oversight, communication and implementation of strategic initiatives and major capital project plans and analyses to School leadership, at the direction of the Sr. Associate Dean of Finance & Administration
Support high-accountability project management efforts related to strategic initiatives for SAIS
Assist with the development and administration of the School’s accounting and financial procedures
Serve as a liaison to other divisions in support of large JHU strategic support initiatives, at the request of the Sr. Associate Dean of Finance & Administration
Minimum qualifications (mandatory):
Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or other related field required. MBA or Master’s degree in finance preferred. Five years progressively responsible related financial/accounting experience required (e.g. planning, directing, monitoring, organizing, and controlling the monetary resource of a department, center or unit).
Additional non-credit education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Exceptional organizational skills. Knowledge of budget theory and practice, reporting and controls, contract administration and financial management. Proven ability to function collegially in a team-oriented environment. Very strong analytical abilities are required for this position. Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office including advanced knowledge of Excel. Ability to interact professionally and collegially with diverse faculty, staff, students, consultants and other outside collaborators at all organizational levels. Ability to exercise independent judgment to meet deadlines, resolve problems, manage broad functions. Strong verbal and written communication. SAP experience desirable.
Internal Number: 17462-en_US
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