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Finance Manager

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Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Finance Manager
Department The Dartmouth Institute
Position Number 1125842
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Position Purpose

To provide financial and administrative management and analysis for several complex operating and project budgets including multiple funding sources, multi-site research projects, or program projects. Applies a thorough understanding of the principles and practices of financial and grants management in the accomplishment of financial and administrative activities.

Skills & Knowledge
  • Knowledge of fiscal policies and processes and Federal regulations.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of accounting and grant administration.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and security of sensitive information.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to accommodate multiple faculty members and their varying needs.
  • Demonstrated experience required to financially manage complex research projects.
  • Proven ability to create advanced Excel spreadsheets.
  • Commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse community.
Minimum Experience
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience in accounting or budget management
  • Experience in not-for-profit accounting and grants management in an educational and/or research setting preferred.
Minimum Education
  • Bachelors degree with a major in accounting, business administration, or the equivalent.
SEIU Level Not an SEIU Position
FLSA Exempt
Employment Category Regular Full Time
Department Contact for Cover Letter Abigail Underhill
Equal Opportunity Employer

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Key Accountabilities

Key Accountabilities

Financial Planning and Budget Administration

  • Analyzes the financial impact of various complex multi-center research projects or program projects with multiple Principal Investigators, and/or cooperative agreements, and operating budgets with multiple revenue streams. Anticipates fluctuations in funding. Makes financial recommendations to investigators.
  • Develops, justifies and administers budgets for multiple funding source program/projects including grant, reserves and operating budgets.
  • Monitors expenses and revenues for accounts, identifying, researching and correcting errors on a timely basis to ensure costs are properly allocated and economies are achieved through the bid process, joint procurement, and pursuing discounts.
  • Collaborates with Office of Sponsored Projects, Geisel School of Medicine, and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (D-H) to ensure compliance with the College and granting agency policies. Advises department faculty and staff with respect to those policies.
  • In collaboration with department operations, formulates departmental fiscal and administrative policies and procedures.

Accounting

  • Supervises the processing of procurement as it relates to the operating and grant portfolio.
  • Performs continuing review and analysis of cost accounting practices to enhance systems and processes as needed in the department.
  • Participates in year-end closing process.

Payroll

  • Develops and maintains personnel FTE distributions based on grant and department budgets.
  • Manages the payroll authorization and adjustment process and the D-H Compensation Funding Agreement for the department.
  • Monitors payroll funding levels; anticipates, identifies potential payroll shortfalls; communicates and advises investigators and department on shortfalls and initiates changes as necessary.

General Administration

  • Evaluates and, as appropriate, introduces new computerized systems for long term financial and management planning.
  • Ensures compliance with College, and granting agency fiscal and sponsored research polices and advises research team with respect to these policies.
  • Assists in the management of administrative functions and determining priorities to increase efficiency.
  • Serves as a resource to investigators and staff on regulatory, compliance, and sponsor requirements.
  • Plans and conducts training as needed in areas related to College policy and disseminates changes to policy and procedure.
  • Trains, supervises, and/or coaches other financial and/or administrative employees.

Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.

-- Performs other duties as assigned.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Additional Document #1
  2. Additional Document #2

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