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Fiscal Services Team Lead (Pooled Position)


Position Details

Position Information

Announcement NumberSTAFF – VA – 19102
For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Laura Humberger, (406) 994-4361, [email protected]

Classification TitleAccounting Assoc Mgr
Working TitleFiscal Services Team Lead (Pooled Position)
Brief Position Overview

Great opportunity to lead a fiscal shared services team to provide accounting, financial and budgeting services to client departments across campus.

Position NumberMultiple Position Numbers
DepartmentShared Services
DivisionOffice of VP for Administration & Finance
Appointment TypeClassified
Contract TermFiscal Year
Semester
If other, specify From date
If other, specify End date
FLSAExempt
Union AffiliationExempt from Collective Bargaining
FTE1.0
Benefits EligibleEligible
SalaryMinimum of $47,000; commensurate with education, experience, and qualifications.
Contract TypeClassified Salary
If other, please specify
Recruitment TypeOpen

Position Details

General Statement

MSU’s Fiscal Shared Services Unit provides a wide variety of services to client departments across the Bozeman campus. This unit will continue to grow and evolve as the fiscal shared services structure is implemented. This position reports to the assigned branch manager within the Fiscal Shared Services Unit and will lead a team of accounting and budget analysts who support various campus units. In addition, this position will provide financial planning, reporting and analysis services directly to client units.

Duties and Responsibilities

Leadership of the Team

  • Lead and manage a team of accounting and budget analysts, sustaining an effective, high performance team that provides excellent customer service to client departments.
  • Ensure the smooth and efficient flow of work through the team and clear communications with client units, providing accurate services in a highly responsive manner.
  • Ensure accounting is compliant with state and federal rules, generally accepted accounting principles, governmental accounting and financial reporting standards.
  • Research and make independent judgments and interpretations on policy and compliance questions.
  • Ensure the quality of the team’s work: reviewing and approving reports and other transactions as needed.
  • Support the team in providing client services, assisting with client questions, communications, transactions, reports, policy interpretations, etc. as needed.
  • Provide direct, one-on-one support and training for new hires throughout the client user groups with regard to accounting procedures.
  • Develop and maintain thorough documentation of procedures for the team, evaluating and measuring success.
  • Collaborate with University Business Services Accounts Payable and Accounting, the University Budget Office and the Office of Sponsored Programs on procedures, deadlines and implementation of new processes.
  • Develop, implement and test process and system changes,

Service to Clients

  • Upon client department intake, perform desk-reviews as well as in-person interviews to ensure knowledge transfer from departmental personnel to the Service Teams.
  • Determine the best way to organize client departments’ finances and the ongoing reporting/communication the teams will implement and/or provide guidance and approval to team leads who may make these recommendations independently.
  • Implement service level agreements with client departments and monitor achievement of those service levels.
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of client units sufficient to understand goals.
  • Conduct strategy meetings and provide department heads with the guidance and information necessary to allocate resources according to their goals.
  • Directly provide financial services for supported client units including creating new financial structures, providing monthly financial reporting, running financial analyses and leading the annual budgeting process.
  • Develop and lead training sessions for staff in the client user groups regarding business procedures.
Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, or related field, or, an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience
  • Progressively responsible experience in accounting or fiscal management.
  • Experience performing financial reporting and analysis utilizing computerized accounting system, spreadsheet, database, and word processing software.
  • Demonstrated success in supervising staff utilizing strong leadership and management skills.
  • Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
  • Master’s degree in Business Administration or other relevant advanced degree.
  • Demonstrated success in creating and implementing new policies, procedures and/or practices in regard to accounting processes.
  • Experience leading a multi-department budgeting or forecasting process
  • Experience in a higher education, governmental or non-profit organization
  • The Successful Candidate Will
    • Demonstrate flexibility and ability to lead a team through rapid change,
    • Be able to work effectively with a broad range of constituencies including students, staff, faculty, university administrators, funding agencies, professional associations, and organizations,
    • Effectively project management skills and the ability to manage multiple project and deadlines simultaneously,
    • Demonstrate clear, succinct and professional written and oral communication, presentation and interpersonal skills, including the ability to clearly explain technical information to a non-technical audience,
    • Possess analytical skills necessary to identify and assess potential opportunities to enhance the operational efficiency and cost-effectiveness of an organization.
    Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

    This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

    Physical Demands

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed in this description are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

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    Posting Detail Information

    Number of VacanciesMultiple Positions
    Desired Start DateReview of applications will be on a continual basis and will continue until the position(s) are filled.
    Position End Date (if temporary)
    Open Date
    Close Date
    Applications will be:

    Applications will be accepted and screened for the duration of this pool.

    Special Instructions

    Review of applications will be on a continual basis and will continue until the position(s) are filled. Applicants will be notified if their application is being retained in the hiring pool for up to two years.

    Diversity Statement

    Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples .

    Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran’s status, sex, age, political ideas, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.
    Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; [email protected] .
    In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.
    MSU’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: www2.montana.edu/policy/affirmative_action/ .

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    ERC Advanced Grant HisTochText / Ingénieur d’Etudes Microscopie

    One-year position / Ingénieur d’études sous contrat à durée déterminée

    Location: CRC du Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, 57 Rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris

    Gross monthly salary:  2 305,51 €

    The Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (EPHE) is a large institution of higher education and research, member of the Comue Paris Sciences et Lettres (PSL), and founding member of the Campus Condorcet project. The EPHE is established on several sites in France and French Polynesia.

    MISSIONS

    1 year contract in the framework of the ERC project “History of the Tocharian texts of the Pelliot collection”. This ERC project focuses on the study of Buddhist culture in the Kucha region of the Tarim Basin (present-day Xinjiang, China) in the second half of the 1st millennium CE. For this purpose, documents in Tocharian and in Sanskrit of the Pelliot Kuchean Collection, held in the French National Library (BNF), will be studied by both historians and linguists and physicochemists.

    – Within this large project, the job consists in providing information on the manuscript material constituents in order to enhance the codicological knowledge of these documents and to help classify manuscripts by combining data from studying texts (linguistics, content of texts …) and from scientific results achieved by material analysis. To do this, should be identified: tree species for documents on wooden tablets and fibers for paper documents, using mainly optical and digital microscopy techniques. Digital microscopy could also provide additional information by observing the surface of documents.

    MAIN ACTIVITIES

    – She/He should Identify the materials (wood, paper) constituting the supports of manuscripts by microscopic techniques (optical, digital).

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    – She/He should Set up a non-invasive identification and analysis & testing protocol for wood and paper substrates by microscopy.

    Analyzes on manuscripts shall be conducted at the BNF (Richelieu site) using transportable equipment (several weeks planned on site). Mission preparation and data processing will be done at the Centre de recherche sur la conservation (CRC) on the site of the Museum national d’histoire naturelle, Paris. At CRC, he / she will work under the responsibility of a research scientist in strong interaction with the various researchers of the laboratory involved in this project.

    ASSOCIATED ACTIVITIES

    – She/He should work in Multidisciplinary collaboration with physicochemists and historians specializing in manuscripts studies

    – She/He should take part in international meetings

    – She/He should write papers on research works

    REQUISITE SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

    Knowledge

    – She/He should have a Good knowledge of plant anatomy and xylology,

    – She/He should have a Good working knowledge of English and particularly in the scientific field

    – Great interest in studying ancient manuscripts materials would be appreciated

    Know-how

    – Good knowledge in the identification of wood species, and possibly of paper fibers

    – Strong knowledge or even mastering optical and digital microscopy techniques.

    Soft skills

    – She/He should be predisposed to working independently  and showing initiative while at the same time working cooperatively within the research team, and collaborative working relationships;

    – She/He should be aware of health and safety rules

    REQUISITE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

    Initial training in sciences, graduated with a Master degree

    With a Specialty in Plant Anatomy

    Previous experience in the characterization of ancient manuscripts will be appreciated

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    For further information, please contact:

    [email protected] ,  +33 1 40 79 53 18

    HOW TO APPLY

    If you want to apply,  please email  your resume and your letter of motivation to :

    [email protected] (Principal Investigator)

    [email protected] (Project manager)

    [email protected] (Scientific partner – supervisor)

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    Masters Scholarships

    Māori Electoral Option MA Thesis Scholarship


    Value:

    The scholarship covers stipend of $15,000, plus tuition fees for the thesis component

    Tenure of award:

    One year

    Closing dates for applications:

    15 November 2018


    Number of awards offered:

    One

    History or background of award

    An MA Scholarship is available for a thesis in the 2019 academic year, associated with the ‘Big Data Approach to the Problem of Electoral Turnout’, a Marsden-funded research project, under the supervision of Professor Jack Vowles. Taking a ‘big data’ approach, using marked electoral rolls indicating whether or not the 30,000 people sampled cast a vote, this research maps and seeks to explain stability and change in voting and not voting over two general elections and two local elections. The proposed research will analyse movement between the general and Māori rolls during 2018, using both the matched sample and the entire rolls before and after the change.

    Purpose of award

    Applications are sought from those who are eligible at the time of application, or who will have become eligible at the start of Trimester 2 the following year, to enrol for a Master’s degree by thesis worth 90 points or more. This will either be Part 2 of a two-year, 180 point Master of Political Science (MPols) degree (course code POLS595, 90 points) or a 120 point Master of Arts (MA) thesis in Political Science (course code POLS591).

    Selection criteria

    * Applicants would normally be expected to have completed a Bachelor’s degree or Honours or Master’s degree Part 1 in political science or an appropriate social science subject demonstrating academic achievement equivalent to a First-Class Honours degree from a New Zealand University.
    * Applicants undertaking a 180-point Master’s degree may be eligible for this scholarship provided that they conduct the research under POLS595 (as a 90-point thesis).
    * Scholarships will be awarded solely on the basis of academic merit.
    * The research will require a willingness to engage with and analyse data, using various methods of quantitative analysis and experience in using statistical methods will be an advantage. Assistance in learning such skills, if required, will be available from the project research assistant in the first half of the year, and throughout from the supervisor.

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    How do students apply?

    Regulations
    Apply online

    Decision makers

    Professor Jack Vowles, Dr. Matthew Gibbons, Professor Jon Fraenkel.

    What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

    Entry into MA or MPols programme

    For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact:

    Position: The Scholarships Office
    Organisation: Victoria University of Wellington
    Address: PO Box 600 Wellington 6140 New Zealand
    Phone: +64 4 463 5557
    E-mail: [email protected]
    Website: http://www.victoria.ac.nz/study/student-finance/scholarships

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    Masters Scholarships

    Vision Matauranga – Deep South Challenge Masters Scholarship (by Thesis)


    Value:

    Up to $20,000 ($15,000 stipend and a fees contribution of up to $5,000)

    Tenure of award:

    One year

    Closing dates for applications:

    15 November 2018


    Number of awards offered:

    Two

    History or background of award

    In collaboration with Victoria University, the VISION MĀTAURANGA science programme as part of the Deep South National Science Challenge, is offering two Masters Scholarships. The scholarships have been established to build cross-disciplinary research capability and capacity in global change studies to help meet the emerging demands of increasingly complex social, economic, political and bio-physical system changes facing Māori and wider Aotearoa/New Zealand society. Projects are sought that will contribute to the following four research themes:
    Theme 1: Understanding climate change – linkages, pressure points and potential responses
    Theme 2: Exploring adaptation options for Māori communities
    Theme 3: Assistance to Māori businesses to aid decision-making and long-term sustainability
    Theme 4: Products, services and systems derived from mātauranga Māori*
    * Includes: Te Reo Māori and Tikanga Māori

    Purpose of award

    The scholarships have been established to build cross-disciplinary research capability and capacity in global change studies to help meet the emerging demands of increasingly complex social, economic, political and bio-physical system changes brought on by a warming climate facing Māori and wider Aotearoa/New Zealand society.

    Applications are sought from those who are eligible at the time of application, or who will have become eligible within six months of notification, to enrol in a Master’s degree by thesis worth 90 points or more. In most cases this will be Part 2 of a two-year Master’s degree.

    Selection criteria

    Applications are sought from those who are eligible at the time of application, or who will have become eligible within six months of notification, to enrol in a Master’s degree by thesis worth 90 points or more. In most cases this will be Part 2 of a two-year Master’s degree.

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    – Applications are invited from New Zealanders of Māori descent
    – You must be eligible to undertake an MA or MSc at Victoria University of Wellington
    – You must be enrolled in a full-time study
    – Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit
    – A suitable university supervisor must be agreed prior to acceptance
    – Proposed research should be feasible and applicable
    – Study must commence within 6 months of receiving this scholarship
    Applicants across the physical and social sciences are encouraged to apply.

    How do students apply?

    Scholarship applicants must contact the School in which they wish to enrol directly so that their research proposal and the feasibility of supervision can be assessed. Enrolling as a Master’s student and applying for a Scholarship are two separate processes. The holding of Scholarship is conditional upon the scholarship recipient gaining enrolment as a Master’s student.
    Applicants, other than those who have completed all of their study at Victoria, must include a certified copy of their academic record from other institutions with this application.
    Regulations
    Apply online

    Decision makers

    Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit by the Deep South Challenge Kāhui Māori and  the Science Leader for the Vision Mātauranga science programme.

    How and when do students learn of the decision?

    Once the Selection Committee has made a decision applicants will be notified by email of their results, and any feedback from the Committee. The scholarship will be paid in monthly instalments following completion of a 6-monthly progress report by the student.

    What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

    Scholarship recipients will be expected to sign a Postgraduate Scholarship Contract.

    Once the period of tenure of a scholarship has commenced, the Scholarships Committee may, at its sole discretion, grant a scholarship recipient a deferment of their scholarship for a period of up-to six months. In most cases such a deferment will coincide with a formal suspension from their enrolment in the Master’s degree.

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    A scholarship shall be terminated and the corresponding proportion of the scholarship emolument forfeited, if a scholarship recipient ceases to resume the aforesaid programme of research or advanced study within one month of the last day of the period of deferment.

    Scholarship recipients shall be required to devote themselves full-time to their programme of research during the tenure of the scholarship and may not hold a position of employment without the approval of the Scholarships Committee. Approval may be given for scholarship recipients to undertake paid employment (usually tutoring) for up to a maximum of 600 hours in one calendar year.

    Each scholarship recipient and his/her principal supervisor shall provide a quarterly progress report to the Scholarships Office six months after the commencement of the scholarship. Where progress is not satisfactory, the matter will be referred to the Scholarships Committee.

    The Scholarships Committee may at any time suspend or terminate a scholarship, if the scholarship recipient is not diligently pursuing their programme of research, has violated the University Statute on Conduct, or has failed to comply with any of the terms and conditions on which the scholarship was awarded.

    Who else has information about this award?

    For more information about this award and the Vision Mātauranga programme of science please contact:
    Associate Professor Sandy Morrison
    Deep South Challenge Vision Mātauranga Science Leader
    Email: [email protected]

    For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact:

    Position: The Scholarships Office
    Organisation: Victoria University of Wellington
    Address: PO Box 600 Wellington 6140 New Zealand
    Phone: +64 4 463 5557
    E-mail: [email protected]
    Website: http://www.victoria.ac.nz/study/student-finance/scholarships

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