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Finance Manager 180

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Full consideration will be given to applications received by 3/09/18. Applicant must provide the name, telephone number and email address of three professional references. The successful candidate will also have to complete a background investigation as a condition of employment. Candidates must provide official academic transcripts by the time of the interview (if selected).

Posting Details

Position Details

Posting Number S0390
Position Title Finance Manager
Department Financial Reporting
Bargaining Unit
Position Type Management
Full-time/ Part-time Full-time
If Part-time, specify percentage
Temporary/ Permanent Permanent
FLSA Exempt
Salary Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Work Hours 8:00 to 16:00
Work Schedule Mon. - Fri.
Anticipated Start Date 4/09/2018
Anticipated End Date None

Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary

This position is responsible for management of financial aspects of the university’s auxiliary operations, fulfilling financial reporting requirements of the NCAA and the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA), and establishing and enforcing sound operational and internal controls in designated areas. Auxiliary operations include student housing, dining services, and student facilities.

Essential Duties
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office product suite.
  • Proficiency in relevant areas of Jenzabar student information system, Business Intelligence reporting system, Adirondack Housing Director, SAP accounting system and BankMobile Disbursements system.
  • Familiarity with generally accepted accounting principles and Government Accounting Standard Board standards.
  • Familiarity with Board of Governors and local policies related to Auxiliary financial operations and use of public funds.
Specific Duties
  • Provide budget and financial planning support relating to Auxiliary operations, including development of complex projections, financial models, and what-if scenarios. Includes recommending annual expense budgets for Auxiliaries.
  • Ensure overall fiscal integrity of Auxiliary financial reporting.
  • Approve all expenses posted to Auxiliary accounts for proper coding and compliance with public funds policy.
  • Establish approved Auxiliary fund centers and related release strategies.
  • Establish and enforce internal controls for Auxiliary financial activities, including but not limited to reconciliations, revenue collection processes, and expenditure approval and reporting.
  • Specific reconciliations to be completed each semester include:
    1. Students registered in housing compared to physical census and housing contracts using rates approved by Council of Trustees.
    2. Students registered for meal plans and Flex compared to recorded revenue and expenses billed by food service provider.
    3. Orientation registrations and revenue collected.
    4. RA and GA reconciliation to contracts.
  • Monitor compliance with Auxiliary contracts and MOU’s.
  • Manage all aspects of the Auxiliary revenue forecasting process, including advanced revenue projection template for multi-year forecasting abilities.
  • Ensure consistency of information related to student meal plans and housing between Adirondack and Jenzabar systems.
  • Ensure accuracy of meal plan billing information for food services provider.
  • Maintain proficiency in the Adirondack, Jenzabar, and BankMobile Disbursement systems to allow accessing and reporting of relevant statistical and financial data.
  • Provide monthly financial analysis and forecasting related to Auxiliaries.
  • Prepare variance analysis of current year budget versus expenses and year over year comparisons for Auxiliary operations.
  • Develop and maintain Auxiliary charge back entries and provide reporting related to same.
  • Monitor operating encumbrances and expenditures for proper budget coding with respect to Auxiliaries.
  • Complete Auxiliary budget supplements and transfers upon request.
  • Responsible for preparing and submitting the EADA and NCAA financial reports on behalf of LHU.
  • Prepare for and coordinate external triennial review of NCAA financial reporting. Act as a liaison between the external auditors and the university, and ensure all materials required by the auditors are timely available.
  • Perform assessment of the department’s effectiveness for continuous improvement and to support accreditation requirements.
  • Participate in university planning and resource allocation activities as they relate to the department’s sphere of responsibility.
  • Serve on university committees, task forces, and working groups as required.
  • Advise the Sr VP/Chief Operating Officer on all financial and operational related issues related to Auxiliaries.
  • Gathers information from various offices on campus that is relevant and necessary for sound financial planning and budgeting. (This includes Enrollment Management, Student and Residence Life, Institutional Research, IT, Facilities, and other offices.)
  • Exercises decision-making as to the type of information required, the quality and reliability of information, and how the information should inform financial projections.
  • Develops and monitors sound internal controls for Auxiliary operations.
Minimum Qualifications (Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance or related field.
  • 5 to 7 year’s relevant experience in financial planning, budgeting, financial management, internal control.
  • Understanding of concepts and best practices relating to sound internal controls.
  • Proficient knowledge of accounting and budgeting software.
  • Ability to prioritize and meet various deadlines.
  • Ability to work in a group as well as independently to accomplish a variety of work outcomes.
Preferred Qualifications
Physical Demands

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 02/21/2018
Close Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

Full consideration will be given to applications received by 3/09/18.

Applicant must provide the name, telephone number and email address of three professional references.

The successful candidate will also have to complete a background investigation as a condition of employment.

Candidates must provide official academic transcripts by the time of the interview (if selected).

Background Clearances

In accordance with Act 153 of 2014 (HB 435), appointment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background investigation which includes, but is not limited to, Act 34, Pennsylvania Criminal Record Clearance; Act 151, Child Abuse Clearance; and Act 114, Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Criminal Background Checks.

Appointment is provisional for a single 90 day period provided the “Arrest/Conviction Report and Certification Form” and verification of your application for the three background checks are returned to Deana Hill, Associate VP for Human Resources.

Diversity Statement

Lock Haven University is profoundly dedicated to cultural diversity and supports the integration of diverse and international perspectives within the working and learning environment. LHU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from people of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. To learn more about diversity at LHU and in our community, visit our website at

About LHU

A career at Lock Haven University (LHU) is a distinctly unique and exciting opportunity. We encourage and support diversity and international perspectives within the working and learning environment. LHU is located in central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River and the picturesque Bald Eagle Mountains. LHU is one of fourteen universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE).

Quick Link
Annual Security Report (Clery Act)

The Lock Haven University’s Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report are now available on-line or in paper form by request. Federal law requires these reports to contain policy statements, crime and fire safety statistics for the university. The policy statements address the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, i.e. policies for responding to emergency situations, fire safety procedures and statistics, and sexual offenses, etc. Three years’ worth of statistics is included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on campus, in on-campus buildings, or off-campus sites property owned or controlled by the university and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to the campus. The Security and Fire Report is available online at:

You may also request a paper copy from the Public Safety Office located in the Glennon Infirmary building or by calling 570-484-2278.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education attained? (DEFINED)
    • High School Degree/GED
    • Associates degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • ABD
    • D. Ed.
    • Ph. D
  2. * What work experience do you have with financial planning, budgeting and financial management?
    • More than ten years
    • Five to ten years
    • Less than five years
  3. * Do you have strong interpersonal, oral and written communication, problem-solving, and listening skills?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have working knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Word, Outlook, Excel)?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have experience working with Jenzabar?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Are you familiar with GASB regulations or fund accounting?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Can you perform the essential duties of this position with or without accommodations?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Do you have a working knowledge of the SAP system?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Professional Licenses/Certifications
  2. Academic Transcripts
  3. Reference Letters