Essential Functions: ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSPrepare and manage all WDET budgets, including grant budgets, in accordance with allocation provisions and budget policy and regulations. Oversee processing of all incoming funds including payments, gifts, contributions and grants. Assist with the development of short and long range financial plans. Oversee/prepare/review financial and administrative reports for submission to sponsoring agencies. Forecast revenues and expenditures and conduct needs assessments recommending reallocation of funds as necessary. Provide financial reporting information to assist management in planning and decision making; develop detailed statistical analyses and reports outlining financial activities.Oversee the day-to-day financial management of WDET's Corporate Underwriting Department, managing all aspects of underwriting payments in Marketron. Oversee the day-to-day financial management of WDET's Membership/Philanthropy Department managing all aspects of contribution payments in Allegiance. Maintain internal control systems to ensure integrity of financial transactions. Facilitate the annual, federally mandated outside audit of WDET. Prepare the Annual Financial Report, Station Activity Survey, supporting legal forms and additional documents and requirements as requested by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Assure WDET compliance with University policies and procedures and those of sponsoring agencies and other contractual agreements. Manage all activities required to ensure that WDET complies with all rules and requirements of the Federal Communications Commission, Corporation for Public Broadcasting and other pertinent external agencies and University policies. Manage, authorize and oversee all personnel and payroll related processes and transactions; reconcile Human Resource system data to Financial Management System data. Coordinate divisional personnel operations and procedures. Assist with recruiting; merit and salary planning; performance management; FMLA, HR operations, programs and procedures; transaction management; unit communications; employee relations; onboarding; support staff training, development and reporting.Manage and review the procurement or purchasing processes for WDET including recommending equipment needs, negotiating purchase and service agreements. Assist with building facilities project development and implementation including preparation of facilities budget forecasts, negotiation of vendor contracts and approval of required construction/renovation plans to ensure appropriate financial and budget requirements are met.Assist with the development of short and long-range strategic plans to achieve the organization's mission. Represent General Manager to other University personnel, vendors, external clients and outside professional organizations and groups. Attend or serve on University committees or task forces. Participate in special projects which may impact WDET and/or the University at large.Oversee office operations and manage the daily activities of support staff to ensure accurate and timely service delivery. Ensure compliance with University policies and procedures. Recruit, hire, onboard, train, direct daily activities, discipline and develop staff. Assign tasks and communicate time lines for completion, provide training and oversight as needed. Responsible for WDET equipment and technology management, inventory and space control.Perform other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications: EDUCATIONMinimum of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a preferred concentration in Business, Finance and/or Accounting. Master's Degree preferred.EXPERIENCESpecialist (minimum 5 years of job-related experience)Minimum of five years of financial, budget and supervisory experience, preferably in higher education, public media or a medium-sized non-profit organization. Considerable experience with accounting principles and procedures. External and internal audit experience is preferred. Experience with Cognos (University Financial Management System), Allegiance (Donor Database System) and Marketron (Station Log System) preferred.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIESPossess an understanding of finance management and administrative systems, preferably in a higher education environment or a large/complex organization. Demonstrates a high level of understanding of public media business operations or possesses the equivalent professional experience in supporting the business operations of a unit/organization in the academic, non-profit or corporate sector. Possesses keen business judgment and insight. Demonstrates broad knowledge and perspective and is future oriented. Demonstrates the ability to apply analytical and logical thinking to gathering and analyzing information. Makes valid and reliable evaluation of information. Proposes and evaluates alternative solutions to achieve organizational goals. Capable of analyzing large volume of data and summarizing results. Ability to compare, contrast and quality check work with a keen attention to detail.Analyzes the impact of potential actions. Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner. Anticipates the implications and consequences of situations and takes appropriate action to be prepared for possible contingencies. Knows how to get things done both through formal channels and the informal networks. Demonstrates the ability to work effectively with senior leadership to establish and accomplish WDET's mission, strategic plans, goals and objectives. Ability to work independently while establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with wide variety of constituents within and outside station and University. Knows how to translate financial concepts to programming and fundraising colleagues who may not have backgrounds in finance. Ability to work through others and make appropriate interventions to ensure work flow is efficient and adequate resources are available. Encourages collaboration and seeks feedback. Demonstrate an ability to share organizational knowledge and translate financial concepts to peers to support their personal development.Ability to shift priorities and multi-task on various projects. Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals. Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks and projects. Realistically estimates time and resource requirements on projects. Dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers. Establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect. Proactively identifies customer issues and quickly and effectively resolves customer problems. Possesses high ethical standards. Respects the confidentiality of information or concerns shared by others. Interprets and understands University policies and applicable laws and regulations to ensure personal and unit compliance.Demonstrated ability to communicate of clearly and concisely, orally and in writing. Demonstrates the ability to plan and deliver oral and written communications that are impactful and persuasive including making presentations to university management and committees.
Internal Number: 76_207402
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Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.