Business Administrator

Pennsylvania, United States
23 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
23 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
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.

As the Accounting Manager for special programs and projects within the CCEB, the person in this role will have primary responsibility for financial and fiscal management for Type-I Centers, Global Health programs, PCOR funds, and faculty non-grant funds totaling more than $8M. Responsibilities include fund and cost accounting, resource and revenue tracking and reconciliation, recommendations regarding strategic plans and resource utilization for key programs involving the CCEB and PSOM. Duties also include reconciling effort and salary distributions for >30 faculty members and >150 staff members and students to ensure that salary coverage is consistent with federal reporting standards and regulations, as well as consistent with PSOM rules regarding salary and effort coverage for faculty and staff.

A Bachelor’s Degree and 3-5 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.

A solid understanding of the University’s payroll systems is highly preferred.

Proficiency with Excel required.

Experience with BEN Financials, Business Objects and Access preferred.

Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills required.

Must be highly organized, self-motivated, and detail oriented.

Proven ability to prioritize tasks and responsibilities and complete duties within specified deadlines.

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.