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Business Administrator III - 994147

Apply Now Job Number: 500961
Work Type: Full Time with Full Benefits
Location: Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida
Department: MOA Finance & Administration
Categories: Museum Services

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Job Title: Business Administrator III - 994147
Location: Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida
Work Type: Full Time with Full Benefits
Job Category: Exempt
Hiring Range: $84,000
Pay Basis:


Subject to Grant Funding?: No  
Essential Job Functions: 1. Manage the financial operations of the Museum by overseeing development and management of the Museum's fiscal year budget to ensure fiscal accountability.
2. Develop and provide continuous and ad hoc financial reports for Executive Director, Finance and stakeholders.
3. Plans, directs, supervises, and coordinates work activities of subordinates and staff, including hiring, coaching, evaluating, and terminating, all in accordance with University policies and procedures.
4. Prepares, examines, or analyzes accounting records, or other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards.
5. Reports to management regarding the finances of assigned unit(s).
6. Develops, maintains, and analyzes budgets, preparing periodic reports that compare budgeted revenues and expenses to actuals.
7. Analyzes business operations, trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments, and obligations to project future revenues and expenses or to provide advice.
8. Interprets budget directives and ensures compliance.
9. Prepares purchase orders, check requests, expense reports, journal entries, and budget transfers.
10. Compiles budget data and documents, based on estimated revenues and expenses and previous budgets.
11. Reviews operating budgets to analyze trends affecting budget needs, and takes corrective action when needed.
12. Compiles and analyzes accounting records and other data to determine the financial resources required to implement a program.
13. Develop, implement and continuously improve financial systems and procedures for managing operations and financial reporting systems.
14. Performs accounting functions related to grants and contracts and ensuring all accounting activity complies with the university's guidelines and the sponsor's policies and procedures.
15. Provides advice and/or technical assistance with cost analysis, fiscal allocation, and budget preparation.
16. Matches appropriations for specific programs with appropriations for broader programs, including items for emergency funds.
17. Seeks new ways to improve efficiency, reduce costs, and increase profits.
18. Act as a liaison to Payroll; reviews and processes requests in payroll system.
19. Serves as a link between management, employees, and Human Resources by handling questions, interpreting and administering contracts, and helping resolve work-related problems.
20. Advises managers on organizational policy matters such as equal employment opportunity and sexual harassment, and recommends needed changes.
21. Performs difficult staffing duties, including dealing with understaffing, refereeing disputes, terminating employees, and administering disciplinary procedures.
22. Advises management on organizing, preparing, or implementing recruiting or retention programs.
23. Develops or implements recruiting strategies to meet current or anticipated staffing needs.
24. Evaluates recruitment or selection criteria to ensure conformance to professional, statistical, or testing standards, recommending revisions, as needed.
25. Provides current and prospective employees with information about policies, job duties, working conditions, wages and contracts, opportunities for promotion, and employee benefits.
26. Interviews job applicants to obtain information on work history, training, education, or job skills.
27. Interprets and explains human resources policies, procedures, laws, standards, or regulations.
28. Maintains current knowledge of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and affirmative action guidelines and laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
29. Maintains records and compiles statistical reports concerning personnel-related data such as hires, transfers, performance appraisals, and absenteeism rates.
30. Conducts exit interviews and ensures that necessary employment termination paperwork is completed.
31. Maintains and updates human resources documents, such as organizational charts, directories, or performance evaluation forms.
32. Provides management with information or training related to interviewing, performance appraisals, counseling techniques, or documentation of performance issues.
33. Completes special projects as assigned.
34. Performs other duties as assigned or required
Marginal Job Functions:  
Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities: Knowledge:
1. Administration and Management - Thorough knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, budgeting, human resources modeling, leadership technique, and/or coordination of people and resources.
2. Economics and Accounting - General knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, banking, and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
3. Personnel and Human Resources - General knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, and personnel information systems.
4. English Language - Thorough knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
5. Customer and Personal Service - General knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of user satisfaction.
6. Advanced knowledge of MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

1. Active Listening - Advanced skills in giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
2. Reading Comprehension - Advanced understanding of written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.
3. Critical Thinking - Advanced skills in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
4. Mathematics - Proficient skills in using mathematics to solve problems.
5. Speaking - Proficient skills in talking to others to convey information effectively.
6. Complex Problem Solving - Advanced skills in identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
7. Judgment and Decision Making - Advanced skills in considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the appropriate one.
8. Active Learning - Proficient skills in understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
9. Writing - Proficient skills in communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
10. Management of Financial Resources - Advanced skills in determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.

1. Mathematical Reasoning - The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
2. Number Facility - The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
3. Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
4. Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (including finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
5. Information Ordering - The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
6. Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

Physical Requirements:
1. Near Vision - Must be able to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
2. Speech Recognition - Must be able to identify and understand the speech of another person.
3. Speech Clarity - Must be able to speak clearly so others can understand you.
4. May be exposed to short, intermittent, and/ or prolonged periods of sitting in performance of job duties.
5. Travel - must be able to travel on a daily basis.
Job Requirements:  
Required Certifications/Licensures:

Required Education: Bachelor's Degree
Major (if required):  
Required Experience: Five (5) years or more of related business experience.
Preferred Qualifications: Masters' Degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, or related field.
Is this a safety sensitive position? No  
Background Screening Required? Yes  
Pre-Employment Conditions:

To ensure a safe learning environment for students and staff, as a condition of employment the selected candidate will need to provide proof of a completed COVID-19 vaccination prior to commencement of employment or an approved exemption and reasonable accommodation for medical or religious reasons.


Sensitivity Disclaimer: Nova Southeastern University is in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate with regard to applicants or employees with disabilities, and will make reasonable accommodation when necessary.

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