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Finance Manager Overview

  • Person Group: Professional
  • Job Code: 75228
  • Pay Grade: P9
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Career Level: Senior
  • Family: Finance & Business Operations
  • Function: Finance


This position will manage the financial and budget systems and processes, including accounting and budgeting.  Assists with strategic financial planning and forecasting for systems, human resource, operations, and technology, leading to insightful, accurate business decision-making.

Level Scope

Recognized subject matter expert who knows how to apply theory and put it into practice with in-depth understanding of the professional field with limited oversight from managers.  Independently performs the full range of responsibilities within the function; requires deep job knowledge of area typically obtained through higher education combined with experience.  Manages large projects or processes and problems faced are difficult and often complex; analyzes problems/issues of diverse scope and determines solutions. May manage programs that include formulating strategies and administering policies, processes, and practices and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent plus 5 years’ experience in similar work

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of budget development and monitoring
  • Working knowledge and experience with financial reporting and auditing
  • Knowledge of supervisory and personnel management practices
  • Ability to interpret and train financial policies, procedures and practices

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Finance Manager must:

  • Provides a leadership role in the development of annual budgets. Develop and maintain accounting systems, prepare complex financial documents, and handle difficult or sensitive financial matters.
  • Oversee contract administration, plan and review financial operations, develops plans for human resource and capital acquisitions, providing fiscal leadership.
  • Facilitates meetings and workshops to meet departmental or college needs for the purpose of identifying financial and budget issues and training for unit leaders.
  • Develops financial reports, analyzes data, provides consultation on tools, process flows, policies and procedures.   Review labor and monthly departmental budget and finance summary reports. Analyze technical financial problems and provide professional assistance and advice concerning their solutions.
  • Manage department funds, liaison with other campus departments on finance, budget or human capital processes and controls, requests or issues.  Enforce policies and compliance and work through challenging situations.
  • Serve as a member of the leadership team.  Some positions may supervise the staff and activities of a financial unit.

35% of Time the Finance Manager

  • Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Finance Manager

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Some positions may involve frequent bending, moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels and require wearing hearing protection.

Travel Requirement

Not applicable for Finance Manager

Career Path

Finance Director

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.