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Job Req ID:  19246

Financial Manager

General Summary/Purpose

The Financial Manager reports to the Associate Director of Finance and works closely with Directors and School Leadership in the management, planning, modeling and forecasting of the School’s payroll and compensation.   


Specific Duties & Responsibilities

Supervise Divisional Business Office (DBO) Payroll Specialist. 

  • Design and implement complex compensation modeling that can be used for scenario, forecasting and budgeting purposes.
  • Act as compliance officer and liaison for proposed school payroll shared service model.
  • Prepare compensation portion of the school’s financial and operational budget ($300 million annually) including in-depth analysis and forecasting around the non-sponsored and sponsored compensation allocation. 
  • Assist with reporting for 5-year Budget Plan around compensation and prepare supporting schedules. 
  • Assist senior management with strategic planning and forecast financial implications of strategic investment in new positions.
  • Prepare compensation portion of quarterly GAAP financial reports to include analyses, forecasts, risk assessments and changing strategies.
  • Review, analyze, and forecast quarterly compensation activity including headcount for faculty, staff and students. 
  • Implement procedures to monitor open positions. 
  • Design and implement policies, procedures and workflow around faculty compensation and supplemental pay.
  • Manage Faculty Sabbatical funding.
  • Manage Parental Leave Pool funding and aggregate, analyze and report on parental leave activity.
  • Monitor financial approval roles and ensure compliance with the Financial Transaction Approval Policy.
  • Complete school level ZSR approvals. 
  • Monitor control salary and assist departments with control salary reconciliations.
  • Work with Biostatistics on equity analysis and reporting. 
  • Coordinate ASPPH reporting related to compensation. 
  • Assist in reconciliation, testing and enhancements of the internal budget system (TABS), trains users and assists academic department administrators on their annual budget process.
  • Provide instruction and assist Departmental staff with complex questions, analysis and resolution.  Confers with appropriate internal and external offices to ensure that required policies and procedures are followed.
  • Assist in developing, implementing and enhancing School and University policies and procedures as well as serving as a liaison between divisional departments, Budget Office, Treasury and the Controller’s Office.
  • Execute and complete special projects as requested by the Director and Associate Director of Finance. 


Scope of Responsibility:

  • Understanding of the formal and informal divisional goals, standards, policies and procedures. 
  • Familiarity with the departments within University Administration and the academic divisions. 
  • Is sensitive to the interrelationship of both people and functions within the department, division, University and Hopkins Enterprise. 


Decision Making:

On a regular and continuous basis, exercises administrative judgment and assumes responsibility for decisions, consequences, and results having an impact on people, costs, and/or quality of service within the division.


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or other related field.

Five (5) years related financial/accounting and financial management experience, e.g., planning, directing, monitoring, organizing, and controlling the monetary resources of a department, center, or unit.


Additional education (Master's in a related field) 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 Formula18 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. *



Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of SAP accounting system.
  • Advanced Excel skills. 


Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Prior experience with compensation modeling and developing financial policies is required.
  • Advanced knowledge in the use of financial software applications, databases, spreadsheets, and/or word processing is required.
  • Demonstrated experience in accounting or financial management.
  • Demonstrated ability to translate complex financial information to diverse stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment with shifting priorities.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience working positively and collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Good organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.



Classified Title: Financial Manager 
Working Title: Financial Manager  ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PE 
Starting Salary Range:
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30a - 5:00p/ 37.5 hours per week 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health 
Department name: 10001044-Financial Operations 
Personnel area: School of Public Health


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


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