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The Fiscal and Audit Services Manager will provide campus-wide guidance and oversight in the areas of fiscal and administrative processes, policy development, audits, fiscal compliance, and ethics. A key focus of this position will be to facilitate complex procurement and contract requests while managing risk issues and ensuring compliance with applicable university policies, and state and federal regulations.
As the campus liaison for UW Bothell, this position will interface with university partners such as UW Procurement Services, Internal Audit, Risk Services, the Privacy Office, the Office of the Chief Information Security Officer, Accessibility, the Tax Office, and the Office of the Attorney General. The Fiscal and Audit Services Manager will work directly with campus units to provide information and guidance, advise on risk management, and ensure fiscal compliance.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Financial Analysis and Process Improvement: •Provides campus-wide guidance in the areas of fiscal and administrative processes, policy development, campus audits, fiscal compliance and ethics. •Uses independent judgment and discretion to ensure the integrity of financial transactions and compliance with university policies and procedures, and state and federal regulations. •Analyzes institutional financial data to determine potential areas for improvement. •Advises units on how to strengthen business processes, record keeping systems, internal controls and oversight to remain compliant with university policies and procedures, and state and federal regulations. •Analyzes and updates existing institutional fiscal policies, as well as develops new policies specific to UW Bothell; ensures ongoing review and update of policies communicated through the FAS website. •Campus liaison to UW Seattle units engaged in compliance work such as UW Internal Audit, the Provost Office for course fees, and the Office of Merchant Services for payment card industry compliance matters. •Represents UW Bothell in tri-campus initiatives; leads and participates in UW Bothell workgroups.
Supervision: •Supervises 1.0 FTE Fiscal Specialist 2 and future student employees as needed. •Responsible for staff training, supervision and development, which includes communicating priorities, coordinating workload, onboarding new staff, supporting staff development, and executing performance evaluations.
Procurement Services: •Manages and oversees central purchasing and inventory functions to ensure efficient, effective and compliant financial processes and record keeping systems. •Establishes and updates campus policies and procedures for key procurement functions. •Provides guidance and training to units on changing financial and compliance policies. •Develops and reports financial performance metrics and creates custom reports as requested. •Partners with UW Bothell Information Technologies on technology-related procurement strategies and purchases, including the coordination of Personal Data Privacy Agreements (PDPA), accessbility, and security reviews; escalates risk concerns to the UW Bothell Chief Information Officer. •Leads the UW Bothell Supplier Diversity program in collaboration with UW Business Diversity and Equity and UW Procurement Services, focusing on the awareness and utilization of small, local, and diverse suppliers on campus while promoting avenues of opportunity to the external business community. •Supervises a Fiscal Specialist 2 who assists requestors with identifying the right purchasing method for goods and services, and guides them through the purchasing process. •Consults with UW Procurement Services and other resources as appropriate.
Strategic Planning: •Assists Director with developing short and long-term plans in support of FAS and institutional strategic goals, and integrates activities with strategic goals. •Guides and supports FAS and the overall campus through the UW Finance Transformation ERP transition.
Contract Services: •Serves as campus point of contact for non-procurement contracts and memorandums of understanding supporting various new and ongoing projects in academic and administrative units. •Identifies individuals/units who need to be involved in contract development and ensures required review and approval signatures are obtained before submittal of proposals or execution of contractual documents. •Maintains executed agreements in a contract tracking system, in accordance with contract requirements and university policies and procedures; maintains all correspondence and contracts documentation in an organized manner. •Researches contract language and seeks guidance on complex terms and conditions; communicates issues to the Director. •Consults with the Office of the Attorney General, Risk Services, the Tax Office and other resources as appropriate.
Audit Services: •Assists Director with the management of campus audits by internal and external auditors (e.g. state and federal audits); as well as confidential investigations. •Meets with units undergoing audits or investigations to provide support and guidance. •Consults with UW Internal Audit and other resources as appropriate.
Risk Management: •Collaborates with UW Bothell IT, UW partner offices (e.g. Privacy, CISO, Procurement) and local stakeholders on the following: •Assessing campus software purchases for security, privacy and accessibility. •Identifying, escalating and contextualizing institutional risks for various audiences. •Contract reviews, modifications and UW riders. •Vendor management and communications.
Other Duties: •Serves on campus-wide committees associated with financial and administrative issues, including the Administrator’s Council and Student Technology Fee Committee. •Leads campus Fiscal Fitness meetings which informs campus fiscal staff of changing financial, compliance and ethics matters. •Develops, organizes, and conducts training programs and presentations on various topics related to this position’s area of expertise. •Participates in and/or leads special projects. •Performs other duties as required to meet the operational needs of Fiscal and Audit Services.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: •Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field. •At least four years of relevant work experience. •Experience interpreting and applying policies in a regulatory environment. •Demonstrated administrative, organizational, and problem-solving skills, and ability to manage initiatives in a rapidly changing organization. •Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the delivery of impactful trainings and presentations. •Demonstrated desire and ability to learn new processes and technologies. •Strong attention to detail, and consistent and timely follow-through on tasks. •Demonstrated ability to collaborate with diverse internal and external constituencies, including students, staff, and faculty. •Ability to effectively handle conflict in a respectful and positive manner. •Ability to act independently with general direction from the Director.
Equivalent education and/or experience may substitute for minimum requirements.
DESIRED: •Familiar with higher education policies and procedures, and applicable state and federal regulations. •Work experience in a higher education setting. •Staff supervision experience. •Experience in developing and implementing new system applications. •Audit experience.
Conditions of employment: •Work is performed in an office setting or remotely during regular business hours. •Occasional evening work.
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