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HERC: Metro New York & Southern Connecticut Senior Finance Manager, CAU Shared Services in New Haven, Connecticut

Employer Name: Yale University

  1. Financial Services Manager: Provides comprehensive financial services (educational, research and/or clinical) for which (s)he is accountable. Escalates issues or concerns on financial, operational services and administrative business affairs to the Director/Associate Director Finance & Administration.2. Financial Analyst and Advisor: With the Director/Associate Director, builds financial plans for the unit. Provides comprehensive financial information, analysis and reporting. Monitors and evaluates use of financial resources; recommends adjustments; takes action as appropriate. Oversees, monitors, and authorizes daily financial transactions per policy. Responds to financial inquiries from Dean/ Director/Chair. Identifies available financial resources (current/future); recommends efficient resource deployment to support unit objectives. Prepares all funds budgets. Enables academic leadership focus on program activities by: managing financial support services for the unit; assessing financial and/or operational challenges and opportunities and solving for and/or leveraging these working with the Director and/or others as appropriate; facilitating and strengthening the interface between unit needs/requirements and service providers and activities.3. Risk Manager: Implements and maintains strong internal controls. Provides reasonable assurance of effective, appropriate resource use; accurate financial information; adherence to contractual obligations and agreements, policies, procedures, and external regulatory requirements. Takes corrective action to protect Yale's assets, resources, information and reputation. Identifies, communicates, and addresses issues/concerns in a timely and appropriate manner. Ensures all faculty and staff know regulations, policies, procedures and Yale requirements that pertain to their scope of activity. Escalates issues to the Director, Finance & Administration as appropriate.4. University Citizen: Connects the unit and University through communication, alignment of priorities, and active participation in University administrative priorities. Implements initiatives generated by the Director, Finance & Administration and the University. Represents unit needs, challenges, and opportunities at the Director, and/or University level. Creates opportunities to enhance the image and value of the unit. Shares knowledge and best practices with others.5. Talent Manager and Developer: Effectively attracts, retains, and develops high quality talent. Collaborates with HR partners and Director in selection, performance management and career development processes, and addresses employee relations issues in accordance with University guidelines and contractual agreements. With the Director, assesses non-faculty personnel and unit's future talent needs. Cultivates a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives in the unit. Maximizes employee performance and creates an environment that encourages professional growth and career development of employees. Plays a critical role in onboarding and orienting any new Director, Finance and Administration to the unit's finances and book of business.6. Strategic Resource: With the Director (and, when appropriate, with the Dean/Director/Chair or other key staff) contributes to shaping the unit's financial and operational priorities and the strategic planning process. Translates strategy into actions; assesses resources available for unit goal achievement, e.g., funding, space, technology, staff capabilities and capacity; recommends resource uses to achieve short and long-term goals; identifies factors that may impact the unit's ability to meet its mission and goals. Recognizes and raises potential issues, ideas and solutions to Director. Preferred Education: Thorough working knowledge of accounting, fund accounting, financial reporting and analysis. Three years of experience leading a shared services, accounts payable or payment processing group, or similar financial activities. Must be experienced with metrics, business process design, accounting and financial analysis. Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Thorough working knowledge of accounting, fund accounting, financial reporting and analysis. Three years of experience leading a shared services, accounts payable or payment processing group, or similar financial activities. Must be experienced with metrics, business process design, accounting and financial analysis. Required Skill/ability 5: Demonstrated experience in managing relationships and influencing outcomes. Demonstrated creativity and effectiveness in a complex organization. Posting Position Title: Senior Manager, Finance Required Skill/ability 3: Demonstrated proficiency in Excel and experience with database management. Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day) University Job Title: Senior Finance Manager, CAU Shared Services Required Skill/ability 1: Well-developed managerial, decision-making, planning, organizational, problem-resolution and leadership skills. Demonstrated ability to manage people on a day-to-day basis and inspire a high level of commitment and performance. Required Skill/ability 4: Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to adapt communication style to address the needs of individuals at all levels throughout the University. Ability to negotiate skillfully with both internal and external constituents. Ability to anticipate changes in the business environment and proactively manage change. Required Skill/ability 2: Demonstrated ability to manage time and resources effectively, measure and monitor progress and redirect efforts as needed. Solid understanding of internal control concepts and the implementation of internal control systems in a complex business environment. Bachelors degree and 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
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