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Business Manager (Accounting/Finance)

Business Manager (Accounting/Finance)

Our top client, located in New Haven, is in the higher education realm. They have partnered with CFS to identify a Business Manager (Accounting/Finance) to join one of their administrative offices on an open-ended basis, due to the promotion of a candidate we placed with them two years ago! They are an excellent team to work with; very laid back, and team-oriented environment. This is a great shoe-in for a temp-to-hire opportunity down the line, as they are one of our top clients.

This position reports to the Director of Finance and Administration and is responsible for developing and providing financial information through analysis and reporting. The Business Manager (Accounting/Finance) is also responsible for various financial processes and transactions including assisting with budgeting for all units. This person will oversee business office functions including accounting and financial control. The Business Manager (Accounting/Finance) will recommend improvements to systems, methods, practices, policies, and procedures through information review.

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* Business Manager (Accounting/Finance) *


  • Business and Financial Analysis- Work with the functional leaders within the department to understand their business needs, how their operations impact their financials, and provide analytical support. The analyst will also support the transition of the operational transactions related to finance to the department as determined by the Business Office Director and department leadership.
    • Partners with management to provide comprehensive business and financial information, analysis and reporting to monitor and evaluate the application of the unit's financial resources ensuring processes following organization's compliance and process requirements and practices.
    • Documents and recommends adjustments as appropriate. Reviews and oversees daily financial monitoring, authorizes transactions per policy and provides analysis and quality control.
  • Risk Management - Implements and maintains strong internal controls in areas of assigned responsibility to provide reasonable assurance of effective and appropriate resource use, accurate financial information, and adherence to contractual obligations and agreements, policies, procedures, and external regulatory requirements.
  • Process Documentation - Play an integral role in documenting current business processes that monitors the financial performance of the team, identifies trends and opportunities, and supports strategic decision making for the Unit. They will track and document all the steps related to P2P and financial operations. This process documentation will be in both written and image-based / diagram formats.
  • Procure to Pay Oversight - Working with the department staff and financial assistant, oversee departmental transaction process to ensure Procure to Pay (P2P) work is completed within University process and compliance requirements. Compare compliance requires to existing process and recommend improvements.


  • Bachelor's degree and minimum three years of related experience including demonstrated leadership, project management and/or supervisory experience; or equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Thorough working knowledge of accounting, financial reporting and analysis.
  • Experience reviewing and documenting business and financial processes and utilizing the information to inform and recommend process improvements.
  • Experience preparing budgets, forecasts and financial plans; experience monitoring financial progress and integrating multiple pieces of financial information to identify themes, trends, and issues.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing relationships and influencing outcomes.
  • Demonstrated creativity and effectiveness in a complex organization.
  • Workday experience is a huge plus
Full time
New Haven, CT 06540, US