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Job Req ID:  20356

Financial Manager

This position is responsible for the fiscal management of a department or significant business unit. Manage financial activities involving general funds, grants, contracts, and gift accounts.  Oversee the development and management of budgets for grants, contracts and/or general funds. Responsible for overall department/unit financial planning and cost analysis. Perform comprehensive analysis and projections relating to business or industry trends. Analyze financial data to ensure efficient use of resources. Typically report to senior level management and directly supervises exempt and non-exempt levels of financial and administrative staff.


Duties and Respsonbilties:

  • Assist senior management with strategic planning.
  • Represent the department/unit and make formal presentations regarding overall fiscal status.
  • Provide financial consultation and direction for significant, critical and complex projects, business operations, and initiatives.
  • Recommend budget needs to assist in the development of all department/unit budgets: general fund, grant and contract, revenue.
  • Provide analysis of budget patterns, expenditures, and revenue to disease programs.
  • Develop complex financial reports for forecasting, trending, and results analysis for use within disease programs.
  • Develop management, narrative, and statistical reports for private and government donors.
  • Review budget justification to ensure it relates to budgeted dollars and are accurately distributed.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant university and/or agency regulations and restrictions.
  • Provide management for overall department/division financial systems.
  • Develops and implements complex financial systems and processes.
  • Oversee the maintenance and enhancement of budget monitoring systems, in particular monitoring for clinical research and sub-awards.
  • Oversee the preparation of working papers and approved budgets; ensure that expenditures for budgets, and grants and contracts are monitored and that reports are prepared to maintain balanced accounts.
  • Assist with the review and approval of final capital expenditures proposals, profit plans, operating records, and financial statements.
  • Ensure efficient management of departmental/divisional control salary, default accounts, and effort reporting.
  • Review and approve faculty profit and loss statements and quarterly reporting.
  • Collaborate with faculty to ensure resolution of funding shortfalls.
  • Oversee processes for the management of all budget accounts once award(s) has been granted or contract(s) signed, including quarterly PI reporting.
  • Provide oversight for the expenditure of funds, ensuring that funds are expended according to sponsoring organization's stipulations.
  • Responsible for the relationship of the department/unit with sponsors and the implementation of appropriate payment schedules including the reconciliation of clinical research payments.
  • Collaborate with appropriate internal and external administrative offices to ensure that required policies and procedures are followed.
  • Provide instruction and answer questions relating to procedures and serve as liaison between the business office and unit areas.
  • Use various software applications, such as spreadsheets, relational databases, statistical packages, and graphics packages to assemble, manipulate and/or format data and/or reports.


Supervision of Others:

  • This is a management position that operates as part of the executive team of the department/unit.
  • Typically this position oversees other staff and  shares significant responsibility with the highest level of fiscal and administrative management of the dept./unit.


Qualifications (Required):

Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or other related field required.  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 required.  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 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, or Abilities / Competencies: 

  • Knowledge of and experience with contracts and grant cooperative agreement terms and conditions, administrative rules, cost principals and regulations under OMB guidelines required.
  • Knowledge of US Government and private cost principles as well as grants and contracts management required.
  • Knowledge of accounting and budgeting theory and practices required.
  • Very strong organizational, interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills, analytical and problem solving abilities and attention to detail required.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to work with flexibility on several tasks simultaneously and to meet various concurrent deadlines required.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate projects independently and work constructively as part of a team required.
  • Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and the internet.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written required.
  • Ability to make independent judgments and to act on decisions on a daily basis required.
  • Ability to work for periods of time without immediate direction required.
  • Ability to prioritize own working as well as being an active team participant.


Classified Title: Financial Manager 
Working Title: Financial Manager  ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PE 
Starting Salary Range: $69,140-$95,005
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday-Friday/8:30am-5:00pm/37.5 hours 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus 
Department name: 10002918-SOM Onc Financial Management 
Personnel area: School of Medicine


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


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