Fiscal Operations Manager
Job Code: 87098
FLSA Status: This position is typically exempt.
Prepared By: NAU Human Resources Department
Revision Date: 08-06-99
A professional management position primarily responsible for overseeing all financial records and budgets for a department or division of the university. This position operates with broad authority and functions as part of the executive management team.
The Fiscal Operations Manager differs from the Business Manager Senior position in that it requires more years of experience and has a broader responsibility for the department’s Fiscal Operations. The Fiscal Operations manager has greater decision authority.
TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The following are examples of typical duties. Other duties may be assigned. Essential duties should be identified on a more specific working job description.
- Provides training and oversight of lower level business managers and accounting staff.
- Develops strategic financial planning reports and recommendations.
- Represents the department or division within the university community on financial or operational matters.
- Prepares monthly financial reports
- Monitors financial accounts, redistributing resources when appropriate.
- Reviews permanent and temporary staffing plans for future fiscal years for appropriateness and accuracy.
- Responsible for preparing departmental budgets.
- Reviews plans for capital expenditures supplies and incorporates needs into budget.
- Develops procedures and controls related to fiscal issues.
- Maintain file of monthly CUFS reports and reconciles to in-house expenses and revenue records.
- May act as computer network administrator.
- May be assigned other administrative projects and responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
- Familiarity with policies and procedures related to public sector budgeting, accounting and personnel.
- Extensive experiences with spreadsheet word processing, electronic messaging, and automated financial systems.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Demonstrated strong analytical skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with different constituencies: administrators, faculty, staff and students.
- Demonstrated commitment to cultural diversity and ability to work with individuals or groups with diverse backgrounds.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Typically requires Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or Accounting, plus five years of directly related experience. Preferred is a Master’s degree, and University budgeting experience.