Financial Manager at The University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois

Posted in Other 4 days ago.

Job Description:


BSD RAO - Administrative Staff

About the Department

The department of radiation oncology provides care for patients with many different types of cancer, and includes a team of 8 physicians, 9 nurses and clinical support staff, 17 radiation therapists, 8 administrative support staff, and 16 physicists/dosimetrists to treat about 90 patients daily. The scope of care spans consultation, treatment planning, treatment (with high energy x-rays, and/or procedures that involve radioactive sources), management through radiation treatment, and post-treatment survivorship care. The majority of patients are evaluated and treated on an outpatient basis during normal working hours. The department is actively engaged with research including clinical trials, and clinical services collaborate in a multi-disciplinary environment with surgical and medical oncology.

Job Summary

The job manages operating and capital budgets for divisions and/or University-wide administrative units. Helps develop long and short term financial goals, business strategies/plans, and financial forecasts/models for major service programs and initiatives. Manages quarterly and year-end reporting for the operating budget.


  • Develop, analyze, administer, and advise department leadership in all aspects of financial operations including budget development, management of restricted and unrestricted revenues and expenditures, and financial planning and reporting. Advise and coordinate with Executive Administrator and Chairman on all financial matters.

  • Perform analytical work related to strategic planning, operational efficiency and clinical program development and implementation.

  • Manages all payroll of department including staff and faculty, non-faculty and clinical bonus.

  • Provide post award financial support for department grants and contracts. .

  • Respond to the departmental requests and solving problems as they arise.

  • Assuring compliance with University financial policies, approving and monitor departmental expenditures on all accounts including unrestricted, grants, contracts, gifts and endowments, month-end and annual accounting closes, post-award activities.

  • Works independently to maintain and support the planning and execution of financial strategy.

  • Uses best practices and in-depth financial knowledge to assist in the preparation of annual budgets. Works with minimal guidance to provide analytical support for complex budget projects. Examines past budgets and researches economic and financial developments that affect spending.

  • Reviews estimated expenditures. Develops expenditure projections and periodic budget variance reports. Prepares forecasts as well as analyses.

  • Acts as a resource for team members, solves complex problems. Explains complex and sensitive information.

  • Performs other related work as needed.

Minimum Qualifications


Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 5-7 years of work experience in a related job discipline.



Preferred Qualification


  • Bachelor's degree in business, accounting or related field

Preferred Competencies

  • Exceptionally skilled at establishing and maintaining collaborative and effective relationships with individuals at all levels.

  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion.

  • Communicate complex or sensitive information in a clear and respectful manner.

  • Consultative and customer service approach to problem solving.

  • Strong verbal and writing skills, high attention to detail and follow-up, and excellent organizational skills.

  • Multi-task and handle multiple priorities and constituents simultaneously.

  • Remain calm and effective in highly charged situations.

  • An exceptional work ethic and track record of personal initiative.

Application Documents

  • Resume (required)

  • Cover Letter (required)

When applying, the document(s) MUSTbe uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.

Job Family

Financial Management

Role Impact

Individual Contributor

FLSA Status


Pay Frequency


Weekly Hours


Benefits Eligible


COVID-19 Vaccination or Approved Medical or Religious Exemption Required


Drug Test Required


Health Screen Required


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required


Posting Statement

Effective October 15, 2021, the University of Chicago requires COVID vaccination for all students, faculty, and staff members. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form.

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history. A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment. Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position.

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