Financial Manager 3 (Financial Officer for Auxiliary Business Services, Office of Physical Plant, and Commonwealth Ops)

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
03 – K – Exempt
Work Unit:
Finance And Business
Finance Office
Full/Part Time:


The Pennsylvania State University and the Corporate Controller Office are committed to ensuring that diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to the success of a world-class research institution. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. We will advance and build our workforce by assessing hiring practices and faculty and staff to promote the development of a workforce that is culturally diverse and inclusive. The Office of the Corporate Controller is seeking a business/finance professional with a strong background in budget and fiscal management and analysis to fill a Financial Officer 3 position. This position reports to the Associate Director for Finance Officers and is part of the Finance and Business financial support team and a member of the Financial Officers Organization. This particular role will be assigned to provide support for Auxiliary and Business Services, Office of Physical Plant and Commonwealth Operations. This position will provide strategic planning, financial analysis and reporting to the individual business units, the person filling this role should be able to demonstrate good financial stewardship and is accountable for sound financial management of the assigned units. The Financial Officer will assist with multi-fund budgets, expenditure control and timely monitoring for the assigned areas. The individual in this role is expected to interpret and enforce University policy and procedures, review budget status in regular meetings with departmental administrators, and recommend budgetary action as needed to ensure attainment of strategic goals. This job will also assist with year-end closing procedures, the general salary increase process, operational audits, and other projects as assigned, for all assigned areas. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus eight years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Candidates should demonstrate knowledge in financial and budget management, analysis and forecasting, and strategic planning. Proficiency in the use of spreadsheet, database applications, and Business Intelligence tools for creating and developing customized reporting and analysis is highly desired. The successful candidate will provide expertise and training to staff on the use of these tools. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and proven track record of success as a member of a professional team are highly desired.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088