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Financial Manager

Company: Penn State University
Location: University Park
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


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The College of Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State is looking for a Financial Manager to provide budget management and fiscal controls while overseeing the Finance Office's day-to-day operations. This position will assist the Financial Officer in all aspects of managing the College of Information, Sciences and Technology's finances and workflow.

This position will:

  • Assist in maintaining various financial controls to assure financial and budgetary information is in compliance with accounting/budgetary concepts and University policy and procedure, and assure approval paths, roles, and authorizations are established based on appropriate access and controls
  • Manage the budgets for all funds.
  • Closely manage sponsored awards, endowment and gift funds, and assist in the budget development process.
  • Approve or oversee approval of financial documents and transactions, expenditure (including purchasing card and travel), and budget, and assure compliance with policy and procedure, as well as specific federal regulations.
  • Provide and/or coordinate advice on budget management, financial controls, and policies/procedures, and provide training to staff.
  • Assist with year-end closing procedures, the General Salary Increase process, operational audits, and other projects as assigned.

Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus six years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Candidates who demonstrate knowledge in financial and budget management and proficiency in the use of spreadsheets, database applications, and Business Intelligence tools for creating and developing customized reporting and analysis are highly desired. A Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business, or Finance is desired. Experience in post-award administration and PSU systems are preferred. Strong verbal and written communication skills are required.

We are strongly committed to a diverse community and to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for faculty, staff and students of all races, genders, and backgrounds. We are committed to making good faith efforts to recruit, hire, retain, and promote qualified individuals from underrepresented minority groups including women, persons of color, diverse gender identities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. We invite applicants to address their engagement in or commitment to inclusion, equity, and diversity issues as aligned with the mission of the College of IST in their cover letter and resume.

Due to the financial or fiduciary responsibilities of this position, successful completion of a credit history check will also be required, in addition to standard background checks.


Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here.

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

EEO is the Law

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

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University Park, PA

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