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Manager of Business Services - Small Business Development Center - School of Business

Salary: Commensurate with experience
Location: Small Business Development Center – Palumbo~Donahue School of Business
Position Status: Full-time Exempt / Grant Funded
Requisition Number: 10-581 Position Number: 227003


The Duquesne University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) seeks a Manager, Businesses.  The position has fiscal oversight for a Grant Funded annual budget of about $500,000.00to $1,000.000. The position ensures compliance to audit and oversight requirements for all State (Department of Community & Economic Development and Small Business Administration Funds. In addition, compliance with the Uniform Guidance for federal grants and what is required by Duquesne University.  The position prepares budgets, variance reports invoices employee compensation reports and serves as the liaison to Human Resources and the Finance Office in this regard.  The position works closely with the operations staff to ensure expenditures meet and adhere to budgetary and regulatory requirements. In addition, the position will work with the Consulting Staff prepare financial reports for clients when warranted and include profit/loss, balance sheet, budgets, and cash flow projections.


Works with the Director to prepare annual budgets for both the Federal & State Funding programs to include assumptions, forecasting and cash flow projections.

Prepares quarterly budget variance and cash flow reports.

Maintains and updates the Chart of Accounts and all aspects of the invoice process.

Makes and understands the process where funds between the Fiscal Year and Calendar year accounts must be interchanged to satisfy grant timing and funding issues.

Keeps up to date on the Federal (SBA) and State (PADCED) funding requirements and mandates.

Establishes and maintains the appropriate accounting and bookkeeping systems to satisfy both the Lead Office and the University.

Manages the day-to-day Human Resources requirements in terms of payroll, time/attendance associated documentation requirements and benefits. Works with the Director in setting and establishing financial and budgetary considerations commensurate with new, modified and or changing operational/programmatic changes that from time to time may be required.

Works with Business Consultants on select clients with cash flow preparation and analysis when required to do so.

Offers classes on cash flow projections to clients from time to time when requested to do so.

Assists Director and Consultants with the budget preparation aspects of grant proposals.


Bachelor’s Degree, from an accredited institution, in Accounting or related field.

Three years of professional experience managing federal grant funds or nonprofit finance and budget preparation/analysis.

Knowledge of federal grant fund CFR requirements.

Knowledge and experience in SBA grant funds would be a plus.

Knowledge of Uniform Guidance.

Financial leadership experience in a professional organization and at least 2 years of experience either working in or consulting in businesses and/or nonprofit grant funded organizations.

Experience communicating complex concepts, both verbally and in writing with diverse populations

Valid driver's license

Solid experience in cash flow projections and related revenue and expense assumptions.

Demonstrated knowledge in Excel & QuickBooks.

Capable of preparing and interpreting cash flow statements for small businesses as well as interpretation of Profit/Loss and Balance Sheet Statements.

Preferred Qualifications

CPA, MBA or equivalent highly desirable.

Experience in budget preparation and analysis for Grants especially from the Federal Government or other non-profit agency.

Excellent communication, analytical and problem-solving skills.

Master Level QuickBooks.

Supplemental Information:

Successful interview, reference checks, background clearances (PA Criminal, Child Abuse Clearance & FBI Clearance) documentation of valid driver's license, and demonstration of ability are requisite qualifications for this position.

The SBDC is very interested in hiring employees who have had extensive experience with diverse populations.


Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. Applications and resumes will be accepted until position is filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Catholic in its mission and ecumenical in spirit, Duquesne University values equality of opportunity as an educational institution and as an employer. We aspire to attract and sustain a diverse faculty and staff that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic goals and enriches our campus community. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples through our charter membership in this region's HERC (

We invite applicants for this position to learn more about our university and its Spiritan heritage by visiting Those invited to campus for an interview may be asked about ways in which they see their talents contributing to the continued growth of our community and furthering its mission.

Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.