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Fiscal & Personnel Manager at School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science, University of Montana


Organization School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science, University of Montana

Location: Missoula, MT

Salary: Starting at $22.383/hour, negotiable DOE

Contact Info: Jen Geist-Quigley
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The School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science at the University of Montana invites applications for a Fiscal and Personnel Services Manager (Accounting Associate Manager) to join our team. This position's primary responsibility is to work closely with the Chair of the School of Physical Therapy in developing and managing all of the School's financial matters, including but not limited to instructional general funds, designated accounts, extramural grant awards, and UMPT's clinical services budgets. The School includes eight full-time tenured/tenure track and five clinical faculty, several staff, as well as more than 100 professional students and has a financial portfolio of over $2.5M annually. This position is responsible for the hiring and management of student employees and serves as a supervisor for all administrative staff in the School.

Specific responsibilities include:
-Develop and manage annual fiscal operating plans for instructional (general/state appropriated), designated, clinical, philanthropic, and grant funds
-Monitor and project balances, make recommendations for process changes and efficiencies, develop innovative ideas, and make assessments regarding the unit's financial condition and long-term planning in consultation with the Chair throughout the year
-Oversee and process accounts receivable (A/R) accounts payable (A/P), and purchasing transactions (e.g., deposits, abatements, journal vouchers, travel documents, procurement cards, GrizMart carts, etc.)
-Complete and ensure accuracy of various payroll and human resource transactions including hiring and separation paperwork, timecard entry, labor distribution changes, and compensation management
-Assist with preparation of budgets for extramural grant submissions and provide fiscal management of awarded proposals following all state, federal or other agency regulations
-Ensure compliance with all UM fiscal policy and procedure of faculty, staff, and students within the School
-Effectively manage fiscal resources through regular reporting, anticipating surpluses and/or shortfalls
-Advise the Chair of alternative funding sources to address deficits and provide innovative ideas for policy driven spending
-Serve as the primary liaison for the School with Human Resource Services, Business Services, Facilities Services, the Office of Sponsored Program, Facilities Services, and the College of Health Dean's Office regarding all financial matters

About the School of Physical Therapy and UM
The Physical Therapy Educational Program at the University of Montana has the primary mission of educating students to become proficient entry-level physical therapists who practice as influential members of health care teams to serve people across the lifespan. To this end, students are prepared to become patient care providers and fulfill the entry-level roles of administration, supervision, instruction, scholarship/research, and consultation. Graduates will demonstrate analytical thinking, reflective reasoning, and a broad base of professional knowledge and skills consistent with autonomous practice. Graduates will use practical verbal and non-verbal communication skills and apply the results of scientific research, clinical expertise, and patient values in their professional practice. The academic and clinical faculty will foster humaneness and compassion, professional and ethical behaviors, life-long learning, and cultural sensitivity. The faculty will provide service and leadership to the physical therapy profession at the University, State, National, and International levels. The clinical and scientific base of physical therapy and medical knowledge will be enhanced through creative and scholarly activities.

The University of Montana is flagship, research institution with approximately 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students. It is located in Missoula, a culturally vibrant community of about 75,000, surrounded by mountains and three rivers converge. Abundant recreational opportunities in surrounding state and national forests and nearby Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere. The University of Montana offers eligible employees a generous benefits package that positively separates UM from other local employers and offers many programs and policies to support work-life balance for its employees.

The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its five priorities for action: Place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of “mission first, people always"; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story.

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Closing date: by 11/30/21 or until filled.

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