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University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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Posted: 11/29/2022
Finance Specialist Lead

The Finance Specialist-Lead serves in a customer-facing, consultative role and is responsible for providing finance support in a timely and accurate manner and in compliance with all applicable institutional, UNL, State, and Federal regulations, policies, and guidelines. The Finance Specialist-Lead primarily executes and reviews complex travel, procurement, contracts, accounts payable, accounts receivable, accounting, foundation, budgeting, and asset management transactions. The Finance Specialist-Lead will work closely with employees within the departments served, as well as functional office staff, providing a high level of customer service and professionalism in all interactions. This position functions under limited supervision and is expected to utilize sophisticated technology to provide professional services. Supervises Finance employees. Works with direct reports to identify and facilitate ongoing professional development opportunities.

Minimum qualifications includes:
Bachelor’s degree plus 4 years of related finance work experience; equivalent education/experience considered. Experience with SAP or large integrated finance system. A willingness and demonstrated ability to learn new hardware and software systems. Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality in compliance with rules and regulations, including HIPAA and FERPA guidelines on the disclosure of information. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in written and verbal formats. Demonstrated ability to build and maintain positive relationships within and outside of reporting lines. Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines. Knowledge of finance terminology and practices.

Preferred qualifications include:
Experience conducting training. Experience functioning in a team environment. Experience performing finance tasks in a business setting. Experience serving multiple units as part of a service team. Experience performing finance-related tasks at a University of Nebraska institution. Knowledge of federal and state laws and guidelines related to business practices. Demonstrated ability to coach and mentor others.

Criminal history background check will be conducted. Excellent benefits including staff/dependent scholarship program. Applicant review begins January 9. View requisition S_221284 at http://employment.unl.edu to apply.

As an EO/AA employer, the University of Nebraska considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See https://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.