Finance Manager

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LUMCON, a program of the Board of Regents, as a consortium is a statewide academic endeavor to focus and strengthen the effectiveness of foundational marine science needed to address the environmental and socioeconomic challenges facing Louisiana and the nation.

LUMCON has provided unparalleled opportunities in marine science and education to the research community and public alike. Anchored by a first-rate marine laboratory, the DeFelice Marine Center, LUMCON is embedded in Louisiana’s dynamic wetland environment and conveniently located on a gateway to the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico. From this facility, LUMCON operates a world-class fleet of research vessels unmatched in the Gulf of Mexico. In 2023, LUMCON is expanding its programs through the opening of a maritime research and outreach facility in Houma.

Position Overview

The Finance Manager is responsible for the Finance Department including accounts payable, accounts receivable, billing, grants, contracts, and purchasing. The Finance Manager will analyze everyday financial activities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting.
  • At least three years of supervisor or manager experience.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills.
  • At least three years of professional-level experience in procurement, financial management, compliance, or accounting.

Ideal Candidate / Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in grant management experience highly preferred.
  • State and university finance experience preferred.

Essential Duties

Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited the following:

  • Serves as audit liaison officer with federal and state auditors, grant program managers, and other officials.
  • Executes change to procedures, policies, and systems to ensure compliance with state and federal requirements.
  • Directs and oversees the financial activities and staff of the Finance Department, sets goals and objectives, and designs a framework for these to be met.
  • Works closely with the Chief Operating Officer (COO)/Deputy Director on operating budget development, monitoring of actual spending against budget, and ongoing budgetary oversight.
  • Maintains an accurate filing and record keeping system for all financial statements and company documents.
  • Directs and assists in the necessary functions of the Finance Department including the review, reconciliation and maintenance of records and financial transactions in journals, ledgers, schedules, accounts, and other related files.
  • Directs the development and execution of specialized databases and systems for recording and tracking grant proposals, awards, and related statistical information; creates and distributes standard and special reports, studies, summaries, and analyses, as required.
  • Monitors and coordinates the administration of post-award grants to ensure that budgeting and administrative policies, procedures, and agency requirements are being followed; manages administrative problems and/or budget changes occurring during the awarded granting period.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

How to Apply

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No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.
Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Contact Information:

Eddie Filce
Employee Relations Specialist

Vacancy Information

  • This is an unclassified position.
  • This position is located in Cocodrie, LA.
  • Applications will be rejected if the applicant fails to meet the minimum qualifications, submits an incomplete application, or fails to apply by the closing date of the announcement.
  • Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application listing complete work experience and education.
  • Please make every effort to attach a copy of your transcript or any other materials as outlined in the posting to your application if possible.
  • In compliance with federal law, all individuals hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form (I-9) upon hire.

Board of Regents is a State As a Model Employer (SAME) agency that supports the recruitment, hiring and retention of individuals with disabilities. For more information on employment resources for individuals with disabilities, see the Louisiana Employment Resources Guide.

Board of Regents is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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