Controller for Perelman School of Medecine

Pennsylvania, United States
28 Oct 2018
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28 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education.

Reporting to the Executive Director, Finance and Planning, the Controller is a key member of the school’s financial leadership team and serves as the chief accounting officer for the Perelman School of Medicine.

Key Responsibilities

  • Makes recommendations for improving financial management within the School, works with the University to ensure compliance with local, state and federal regulations, and provides strong leadership and management skills while effectively supervising staff and building an effective team.
  • Works with over 50 PSOM departments, centers and institutes to develop and manage the School’s $1.3B annual budget. Assists with development of Multi-Year Financial Plan. Works with Executive Director to report on financial health of School.
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with colleagues across a wide constituency, including department chairpersons, center and institute directors, business managers, and finance managers across the organization.
  • May serve as liaison to central University offices and serve on committee to represent the School on issues related to policy changes, systems implementation, or strategic planning.
  • Assists with dissemination of relevant information across School.
  • Will be a key member of the team responsible for implementing the Workday human capital management system within PSOM.
  • Key point of contact with University Comptroller. Ensure that School is compliant with accounting and tax rule changes.
  • Oversees and manages School business office, which includes payroll, travel reimbursement, purchasing, and systems access.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.

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