Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering &
Department of Biomedical Engineering
College of Engineering and Applied Science
UNIVERSITY of CINCINNATI
The College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) is looking for a full-time Business Administrator that will support both the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering (ChEE) and the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME). The Business Administrator will have direct supervisory responsibilities of the two departments, in addition to major management responsibilities for a wide range of projects/tasks associated with primary business operations, academic, or student services. Responsibilities include day-to-day administration of specialized activities related to a business office and reports to the department heads, provide recommendation and advice to management or other groups on process related topics and conduct or carry out work procedures and activities in accordance with local, state, federal, and university regulations.
Job Summary: Duties and responsibilities will include, but not limited to the following:
Manage the financial, administrative, and operational activities of ChEE (30+ FT faculty) and BME (5+ FT faculty) with assistance of business/operational staff;
Develop annual department budgets of approximately $12M for ChEE and $2M for BME in conjunction with the Department Head and handle budget formulation duties in SAP/UC Flex;
Oversee and coordinate various financial and HR/payroll processes ensuring proper accounting and policy compliance – i.e. purchasing, personal service contracts, reimbursements, deposits
Monitor all general and local funds. Run monthly reports and resolve all deficit issues;
Oversee monitoring grants and contracts for ChEE of $3.4M and BME of $150K in annual expenditures. Ensure compliance to all University and sponsor guidelines. Prepare and distribute necessary reports;
Provide resolution of complex research and funding issues, and make suggestions for improvements
Prepare reports in response to audits; provide cost projections;
Supervise staff involved in grant administration and purchasing;
Attend various meetings and represent the Department throughout the College and University;
Serves as a seasoned and proficient professional;
Perform related duties based on departmental need.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree with three (3) years' experience; - OR- Associate's degree and five (5) years' experience; -OR seven (7) years' experience; degree must be in Business Administration or related field. Financial and administrative experience is required and must include three (3) years supervision. Incumbent must possess the business/financial experience to be fully proficient in performing most or all work assignments.
Skill Level: Requires intermediate knowledge of business area, including standard accounting principles, terminology, theories and practices; duties are of moderate to high complexity and require a wide range of problem solving; development of practical and thorough solutions, proactive efforts, exploration and adaptation of changing business and financial systems, identification, evaluation and resolution of routine and non-routine problems; and integration, coordination, and interpretation of business data. Experience and/or training include intermediate to advanced level experience working in one or more business related area(s).
The University of Cincinnati is a premier, public, urban research university; ranked as one of America's top 26 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. U.S. News has ranked UC in the Top Tier of America's Best Colleges. US News & World Report ranks CEAS co-op program among the best in the nation. Forbes, Delta Sky and Travel + Leisure magazines have named UC one of the most beautiful campuses. UC is one of the largest employers in the Cincinnati region, employing over 15,000 full time and part time faculty, staff and student workers.
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.
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