The University of Iowa Pharmaceuticals intends to hire for one position at either the Senior Financial Analyst or Financial Analyst classification based on the qualifications of the successful candidate. Please indicate in your cover letter the position you wish to be considered for or indicate both.
The Senior Financial Analyst position will be located in the University of Iowa Pharmaceuticals (UIP) division in the College of Pharmacy. This is a business operation established almost 45 years ago to provide contract pharmaceutical manufacturing and testing in a highly regulated environment. As an active team member, this position provides a unique opportunity to support a commercial operation while working in an academic setting.
The Senior Financial Analyst role is a blend of Accounting and Financial Analysis duties that tend to align to periods in the reporting and planning cycles. The role performs a wide range of routine and complex accounting and financial analysis activities that require a high level of independent judgment, discretion and business acumen. This includes interfacing with unit leadership while preparing and reporting unit/departmental budgets and financial reports. Responsible for providing advice and guidance to ensure accounting and financial processes and procedures adhere to university and federal policies. Will also assist with development and delivery of training solutions associated with financial/accounting systems and practices.
Key Areas of Responsibility
Financial Oversight and Budgeting
Provide financial oversight and monitor revenue and expenditures for many complex accounts, including budget development and forecasts.
Assist in the development and implementation of UIP and university financial policies and procedures.
Develop methods for improving efficiencies and recommend improvements to existing manual or automated accounting systems, policies, or procedures.
Coordinate and conduct month-end and year-end accounting and reporting.
Participate in the monitoring and reporting of departmental budgets and associated budget vs. actual variances.
Prepare periodic and special financial reports as requested.
Financial Analysis and Planning
Provide insightful, actionable forecasting, planning and analysis.
Research, resolve, and correct account discrepancies and errors.
Develop and perform reconciliations of account balances.
Compliance with Policies, Regulations and Laws and Operational Oversight
Interpret policies, regulations, and guidelines to ensure compliance.
Review operational procedures and recommend appropriate modifications.
Conduct periodic and special audits as necessary.
Prepare and review accounting entries for submission to the University general ledger.
Prepare billing transactions.
Review and approve financial transactions.
Leadership and Training
Prepare materials and provide training on policies, procedures, and use of accounting information.
Respond to inquiries and provide accounting support to faculty and staff.
May provide functional supervision and guidance to other staff performing accounting duties.
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Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a major in Accounting or Finance.
Minimum 3 years of related professional experience with degree to include:
Demonstrated ability to perform period accounting close and prepare financial statements and supporting managerial schedules.
Demonstrated ability in budget development and reporting.
Demonstrated proficiency in the use of MS Excel spreadsheets including the ability to extract financial data from various accounting and information systems to develop reports and perform analyses, sometimes with large datasets.
Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to accept responsibility for the direction, control or planning of an activity while managing multiple projects of varying deadlines.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.
Experience with ERP systems and/or invoicing and inventory applications.
Experience with Oracle budgeting and SmartView or similar budget applications.
Experience with book and tax depreciation, tax accounting.
Master of Accounting and/or public accounting experience and/or CPA certification a plus.
Practiced at partnering with operations to understand and serve business needs.
Application and Position Details
In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload the following documents and mark them as a "Relevant File" to the submission:
Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background and credential check. 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process. For additional questions, please contact Libby Kleppe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regular salaried position. Located in Iowa City, Iowa.
Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans.
The University of Iowa Pharmaceuticals will be filling this position at one of two levels. The Senior Financial Analyst salary range is $65,000-$78,000, and the Financial Analyst salary range is $48,000-$60,000. You must indicate in your cover letter the level of classification (Senior Financial Analyst or Financial Analyst) you wish to be considered for or indicate both. See required qualifications for additional information.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.