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Financial Professional 2 Generalist - MNPI

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Apply for JobJob ID352952

LocationTwin Cities

Job FamilyFinance

Full/Part TimeFull-Time


Job Code8222FG

Employee ClassCivil Service

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The MNPI Center is seeking a motivated individual interested in research related financial management to grow our team. This is generally an entry-level position into the finance professional career path that will work closely with existing Finance Professionals to navigate university policies, assist labs with procedures, reconcile transactions, prepare reports and interpret them to offer guidance, and work towards providing independent financial support services. Individuals with experience in the above are also welcome to apply for an expedited path to independence. Salary Range: $52,000 - $60,000 depending on qualifications.Work Arrangement: Mostly remote with occasional in-person time as needed. (70%) Financial Reporting:

  • Provide financial management support for sponsored and non-sponsored accounts.
  • Generate monthly financial reports, including projections, identifying trends, working with faculty and lab staff to resolve financial issues.
  • Review purchasing and payroll transactions on accounts for policy compliance and budgetary impact.
  • Initiate, process and/or approve financial transactions for efficient and timely account management.
  • Reconcile accounts for reasonableness.
  • Meet regularly with PI's and management to review financial status of PI's. Provide guidance and problem solve solutions for issues pertaining to financial shortfalls.
  • Assist with budget development on grant submissions ensuring compliance with University and sponsor guidelines.
  • Work with SPA and SFR on sponsor activities to meet contractual obligations such as award setups, rebudget and closeouts.
  • Keep current on both University and sponsored policies and procedures giving guidance to faculty and staff when necessary.
  • Monitor salary distributions and process distribution updates and retroactive corrections when necessary.(10%) Transaction Approvals:
    • Using evolving knowledge of policy and procedures, review, resolve and approve EFS transactions for assigned department(s) to include requisitions, vouchers, pcard, etc.
    • Work with the Purchasing Coordinator, PI's and lab staff to rectify problematic transactions prior to approving.
    • Utilize excellent customer service skills to explain and uphold policies, seek win-win solutions and follow through to resolution.(10%) Effort Certification:
      • Coordinate effort certification process and ensure deadlines are met.
      • Monitor dollar values committed, salary cap compliance and reportable cost-share.
      • Verify that paid and unpaid effort have been properly accounted for in the payroll system and ECRT.
      • Make salary adjustments to ensure reported effort is correct.(10%) Other Duties as Assigned:
        • Backup other team members
        • Serve on various committees
        • Special projects as assigned


          All required qualifications must be documented on application materialsRequired Qualifications:
          • Bachelor's Degree in accounting and two years of professional accounting experience and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential duties of the position.
          • Experience with Microsoft Office including advanced skills with Excel spreadsheets.
          • Prior experience with financial analysis, forecasting and reporting.
          • Familiarity with payroll processes.
          • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and accounts simultaneously, and to work both independently and as part of a team.
          • High level of analytical and problem solving skills.
          • Excellent communication skills with ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within and outside of the area and with all levels of management.
          • Proven ability to provide superior customer service Preferred Qualifications:
            • Experience with University of Minnesota Enterprise Financial System (EFS) and PeopleSoft.
            • Experience with University of Minnesota HRMS and payroll systems.
            • Experience using Filemaker database.
            • Prior experience with post award grants management, including effort certification.
            • Prior experience planning and implementing budgets.
            • Good organizational and prioritization skills.
            • Proven ability to follow through on issues for timely resolution.

              About the Department

              The MNPI Administrative Center provides administrative services to four basic science departments at the University of Minnesota Medical School: Microbiology & Immunology; Neuroscience; Pharmacology; and Integrative Biology & Physiology. MNPI Administrative Center staff support faculty in their roles as scientists, teachers, and University leaders. We support students' efforts to learn and grow through coursework, lab experiences, and advising. We help each other in labs and offices throughout the MNPI Center to create a productive, supportive, and collegial work environment.


              Working at the UniversityAt the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
              • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
              • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Regents Scholarship
              • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
              • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
              • University HSA contributions
              • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
              • Employee wellbeing program
              • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
              • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) opportunity
              • Financial counseling services
              • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no costPlease visit the Office of Human Resources website for more information regarding benefits.

                How To Apply

                Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


                The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.

                Employment Requirements

                Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

                Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University's Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or complete a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit: https://safe-campus.umn.edu/return-campus/get-the-vax

                About the U of M

                The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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