Job Req ID:  113256

Financial Manager

We are seeking a Financial Manager who will be responsible for AP/AR/payroll functions and activity for the School of Medicine. The Financial Manager leads a team to oversee and approve transactions and establish and maintain procedures for an efficient and effective workflow.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities


  • Oversee a team of Financial Analysts to ensure that accounts payable, accounts receivables, and all SOM payroll transactions occur smoothly, efficiently, and in compliance with JHU policies and procedures.
  • Ensure two-way communication to create advocacy; implement feedback loops for knowledge transfers and cultivate a shared understanding of financial activities.
  • Coordinate with departments, FP&A, Faculty Practice, Research Finance, University Controller, Internal Audit, and JHHS/JHM to monitor all payroll activity and review and set workflow procedures.

Applies Knowledge

  • Provide financial consultation and direction for significant, critical and complex projects, business operations and initiatives.


  • Prepare, monitor, advise scholarship usage SOM-wide; monitor gift/endowment activity; advise of fund balances by source for spend opportunity.
  • Ensure gifts/endowments are maximized.
  • Set metrics to monitor response time to departmental requests and report regularly on actual performance compared to metrics.


  • Monitor and ensure balance sheet fund reconciliation.
  • Interpret financial reports on available endowed and gift funding to ensure active and proper usage of funds.
  • Advise leadership of opportunities for funds deployment.
  • Alert leadership of potential fund balance issues and offer a remediation strategy.


  • Approve transactions.
  • Set procedures for workflow for all areas of responsibility.


  • Directly supervise two Financial Analysts, one Student Acc/Financial Aid Analyst, one Endowment/Gift Analyst, and one Fund Accountant.
  • Responsible for establishing and evaluating responsibilities as described by employee job descriptions.


  • Assign functional responsibilities to analysts as necessary to produce school required analyses, long-range plans, and 'what-if' scenarios.


  • Share and ensure proficiency in Excel, Business Objects, EPSi, Tableau, Cognos.
  • Train employees on expected customer service.


  • Work collaboratively with SOM Department Directors, Administrators; JHM Budget; JHU Budget; Financial Operations colleagues.
  • Work collaboratively with Training/Policy associate; financial analytics colleagues; JHHS financial colleagues; Faculty Practice colleagues; research Colleagues; JHU Internal Audit.

Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Strong supervisory abilities.

  • Strong familiarity with accounting practices and systems.

  • Strong leadership and communication skills.

  • Ability to effectively interact with faculty and staff, including all levels of leadership across JHU.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office products, including Word and PowerPoint.

  • Strong customer service orientation and focus on details, accuracy and meeting pre-determined deadlines.

  • Understanding of and commitment to the mission.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or a related field.
  • Five years of progressively responsible financial and business operations experience, preferably in a large and complex organization.
  • Advanced Excel skills, with demonstrated knowledge of Pivot tables, formulas and other functions, experience with other data reporting tools.
  • Proven communication, organizational, and analytic skills in a complex organization.
  • Demonstrated strategic leadership, planning, change management and process improvement skills.
  • Ability to analyze data for budgeting, operations, auditing, accounts receivable, and reserve analysis.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in research financial management and academic business operations.
  • Prior supervisory experience strongly preferred.
  • Proven experience in managing and developing high performance teams within a highly change oriented culture.



Classified Title: Financial Manager 
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PE  
Starting Salary Range: $72,600 - $127,000 Annually ($88,500 Targeted; Commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F 8:30 am - 5 pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: Hybrid/School of Medicine Campus 
Department name: SOM Admin Finance Operations  
Personnel area: School of Medicine 



Total Rewards
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Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines: 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.

**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

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Hybrid: On-site 3-4 days a week