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By | April 13, 2022

Job Responsibilities : Finance Professional – Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources

Salary : $28.24 an hour

Company : University of Minnesota

Location : Remote US

Educational requirements : Graduate


  • BA/BS in business administration finance accounting or related field plus at least 4 years of related professional experience or an equivalent combination of related education and professional accounting experience to total 8 years.
  • Experience with:
    • Fund accounting
    • Budget development and management
    • Financial analysis and reporting
    • Web-based enterprise financial systems
  • Ability to work toward becoming a certified approver within one year of employment.
  • Demonstrated verbal and written English communication skills.
  • Advanced skills with Google Workspace Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe.


  • Complete annual budget entry upload and fiscal year closeout in the University Enterprise Financial System (EFS).
  • Review monitor and reconcile financial activity monthly in EFS. Analyze fiscal data for anomalies; investigate anomalies and recommend solutions.
  • Retrieve data from a variety of sources including UM Analytics and the Extension portal. Prepare and distribute routine customized and ad hoc financial reports to center leaders budget monitors and principal investigators (PIs) .
  • Develop and maintain forecasting tools to project future-year unit revenue and expenses.
  • Regularly confer with center leadership to review the status of budgets and offer options that aid in management decisions.

Financial Management 

  • Provide post-award management to grant rebudgets contracts and/or subawards. Work with Sponsored Financial Reporting on closeout of grants payroll adjustments and removal of deficits.
  • Perform a variety of additional accounting functions including transferring funds; and initiating and processing journal entries.
  • Clarify UMN sponsored and non-sponsored financial policies and advise employees on proper procedures to follow.
  • Support the creation and execution of business processes and training tools.

Payroll Accounting and Coordination

  • Assist in processing Extension hires using the Hiring Authorization (HAT) system.
  • Ensure accurate and appropriate costing of personnel expenditures through payroll reconciliation and auditing; identify and process corrections.
  • Compute and enter distribution changes (including complex retro distributions).
  • Run payroll reports to compile data and calculate quarterly salary savings.

Administrative responsibilities 

  • Attend and contribute to the Extension Finance and Planning team meetings and center team meetings.
  • Participate in ongoing University-wide continuing education related to position: Certified Approver; Financial Systems Users Network; and Grants Management Users Network.
  • Other duties as assigned

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