Within the context of a career, Finance recognizes the dynamic interaction of various organizational business, accounting, financial, audits, investments and payroll management functions with each other (see Career Bands) and with the teaching, research and service objectives of the organization. Finance interacts with all academic, research, patient care, student services and business operations of the University. To succeed in this career field, typical requirements for the Finance professional include:

  1. Business Capabilities – Demonstrating a thorough knowledge of the business of an organization or unit.
  2. State of the Art Finance practices – Demonstrating updated competencies in functional areas (Career Bands).
  3. Management of Change – Managing change processes so that Finance activities are effectively merged with the business needs of the organization.
  4. Dynamic Design – Development of short and long-range financial controls, analysis and plans for the campuses.

The ability for a Finance professional to integrate these four elements in an academic, research, health system or business environment is essential. By helping their organizations build a sustained competitive advantage and by learning to manage many activities well, Finance staff members become strategic business partners.

Jobs in this Career Family deal with the accounting and financial activities of the University.Typical functions include general accounting, budget, financial analysis, internal audit, tax and reporting, accounts payable/receivables, government cost reimbursement, contract administration, cashiering, payroll, check writing, cash management/banking, investments, treasury, travel audit, etc.