A centralized role that provides leadership and direction through senior managers. Responsible for financial planning and analysis, key university financial management including accounting and procurement, project management and communication of key initiatives and cost containment and resource allocation initiatives. This role will work directly with the CFO and Provost's Office in:
Developing financial planning and analysis, (including long-term forecasting, business-case analysis, quantitative modeling support for revenues, and return on investment analysis for capital investments).
Providing integrated analysis and strategic advice regarding short-term priorities and longer-term planning.
Managing the University Treasury, University Procurement and University Accounting Functions.
Financial Planning and Analysis: Overseas the effective and efficient delivery of financial planning and analysis services under the direction and guidance of the CFO/Provost, including but not limited to developing long term financial forecasts for the University, develop business case analysis for impactful projects, conducting quantitative modeling to measure/predict financial/revenue performance, and capital investment analysis.
In accordance with University Policy, Federal and State regulations and generally accepted accounting principles, manage the team that is responsible for accounting and reporting activities; identify and manage external vendors, oversee preparation of internal and external financial reporting and cash forecasting.
Direct Procurement team, ensuring compliance, financial stewardship and process adjudication with all contracting.
Project Management and Communication of Key Initiatives: Overseas the preparation of presentations to convey financial and administrative matters to members of the University community. Serves as a key project management executive on initiatives across Finance and Administration, to include process improvements associated with enterprise technology implementation and other initiatives.
Cost Containment and Resource Allocation: Serve as strategic advisor on potential cost containment initiatives at enterprise level to support Universityâ™s financial plan.Assist in facilitating stakeholder engagement and resource allocation for strategic planning and process improvement initiatives. Collaborate with Medical Center finance and procurement on cost containment and service improvement efforts.
Budget Planning and Management: Establishes financial plans, policies and protocols to advance the F&A mission; sets high-level direction for the development and coordination of the F&A annual budget; works with the CFO to determine guidelines for budgetary priorities; represents the Division for its budget at the University level and works closely with Central University Budget Office and the Provost's Office
Performs other job related responsibilities as assigned.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience with accounting for not-for-profit organizations.
Understanding of the municipal bond market and management of the University treasury function
Substantial experience in developing and maintaining sophisticated statistical and financial models.
Project management experience working on high-level planning and on major initiatives.
Education and Experience or Certifications:
Bachelorâ™s degree required.
Either an MBA and/or CPE designation preferred.
A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible administrative / managerial / financial expertise
Experience overseeing complex budgets, financial engagements, and banking relationships.
Experience in either Corporate Finance, Investment Banking or Management Consulting.
Experience working in higher education at an advanced level or serving higher education Institutions or comparable organizations as a consultant, financial advisor, or investment banker preferred.
Experience directing the work of others in a higher education institution, government, or non-profit or in investment banking, consulting or financial advisory work for such organizations preferred.
All required documents must be submitted to be considered for this position
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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