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Boston University FINANCE ADMINISTRATOR, Wheelock College of Education and Human Development, Financial Affairs in BOSTON, Massachusetts

FINANCE ADMINISTRATOR, Wheelock College of Education and Human Development, Financial Affairs



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Grade 48

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The Financial Administrator (FA) assists the Executive Director of Operations with the Wheelock College of Education and Human Development (WCEHD) financial portfolio to ensure alignment with the college operations and strategic initiatives for the fiscal year. The FA develops and maintains department operating budgets; assist in long-range budget and expense projections supporting the Executive Director of Operations vision and goals.

The Finance Administrator creates, analyzes, and maintains financial spreadsheets for administrative and academic units and performs variance analysis on all department's expenses, including personnel and operations-related activity.

The Financial Administrator is accountable for the following:

  • Establishing financial records and files and ensure that they are maintained and updated on an ongoing basis.

  • Providing hands-on training and support to administrative coordinators on issues related to finance, travel, invoices, and purchase cards, and ARIBA. Reviewing and approving all expenditures/financial transactions when departmental approvers are not available.

  • Authorizing and monitoring administrative access rights to University computer systems.

  • Working independently and collaborate with administrative and academic units to independently evaluate budget and expense plans and research financial discrepancies.

Required Skills

  • Bachelor's Degree Required Experience:

  • 8+ years Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities: Strong interpersonal skills, including written and oral communication skills.

  • Strong financial modeling experience. Ability to analyze and interpret financial data.

  • A team-focused mentality with the ability to work across many programs with varying levels of staff and management to solve problems and achieve results.

  • Strong analytical skills, efficient, self-motivated with the ability to follow through and implement process improvement.

  • Proven ability to exercise discretion in working with highly confidential and sensitive matters.

  • Aptitude in organizing operational activities and resolving personnel conflicts.

  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and SAP.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Solve problems creatively and, where necessary, pragmatically.

  • Absorb complex technical information and communicate effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Analyze and solve problems with innovative, creative solutions.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.