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Business Specialist

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Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Business Specialist
Job Category Staff & Executive
Department FASC - Dean's Office
Posting Summary

This position reports to the Business Manager of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University–Camden. Responsible for a broad range of business and administrative activities including fiscal management, budget development, accounting, financial reporting and analyses. Supports financial planning and administration for multiple departments, programs, and initiatives. Responsible for developing financial models, preparing analyses and annual budgets, and monitoring operating funds to support financial operations and strategic planning efforts. Develops and reviews annual operating budgets, reports, and strategic analyses. Assists Business Manager in achieving financial objectives and reporting goals. Manages and analyzes data and prepares monthly, quarterly and year-end reports for internal and external purposes for key units within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, including, but not limited to departments, programs, centers, grant accounts, and offices. Prepares and/or approves journal entries, budget adjustments, requisitions, purchase orders, expense reports, payroll and cash transmittals as assigned by Business Manager. Works with Business Manager to accomplish year-end plans and executes transactions to maximize available resources. Provides guidance on improvement of internal processes. Ensures consistent reporting and adherence to federal and state financial reporting regulations and guidelines, and conformity with University fiscal policies and procedures.

Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
FLSA Nonexempt
Grade 05
Position Salary Starting salary will be based on pre-determined department budget.
Annual Minimum Salary 52557.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 65441.500
Annual Maximum Salary 78326.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description URA-AFT Administrative
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft

Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at:

Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP


Minimum Education and Experience

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience that demonstrates comprehensive knowledge and understanding of generally accepted accounting principles and practices (GAAP).

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

A minimum of two years of relevant professional experience in a financial/accounting function required.

Demonstrated ability in budgeting and financial reporting. Thorough knowledge of financial statement preparation in accordance with policies and accounting principles. Comprehensive knowledge of accounting, budget, and audit principles. Ability to anticipate, identify, and resolve complex financial issues. Written communication skills to prepare clear and concise correspondence, reports, and procedural documents at a level appropriate for the intended audience. Demonstrated competence in accounting and business practices to advise department professionals regarding cost effective management of their financial affairs.

Ability to multi-task, prioritize tasks and manage own time to meet assigned deadlines and escalate impediments to Business Manager.

Excellent communication skills to correspond with various levels of University personnel and external groups to convey financial information to non-financial types.

Skill in utilizing personal computer spreadsheet and word processing applications to prepare reports and presentations and analyze financial data.

Preferred Qualifications

Familiarity with higher education environments.

Equipment Utilized

Microsoft Office including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access; Cornerstone financial system; Cornerstone PeopleSoft Payroll System; Financial Aid Management Systems.

Physical Demands and Work Environment
Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 17ST3134
Posting Open Date 09/07/2017
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers University-Camden
Home Location Campus Rutgers University-Camden
Location Details

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address:

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Other Document
  3. List of References