Associate Director of Finance and Administration-Willard Airport
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has an opening for an Associate Director of Finance and Administration for the University's Willard Airport. Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Associate Director of Finance and Administration is responsible for the overall management of airport finance and administrative operations including financial planning, accounting, grant administration, revenue collections, cash management, state and federal grant programs, passenger facility charge programs, customer facility charge programs, disadvantage business enterprise programs, and other assigned operations of the airport. In addition, the Associate Director will manage, hire, and direct the activities of the office manager, account technician, and other employees as assigned.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide strategic financial planning including budgeting, cash management, accounting, and financial grant and funding programs direction, leadership with developing policies and procedure for financial management of the airport.
Lead the process of preparing annual capital and operating budgets, budget analysis and monitoring, and alternative budgetary planning.
Participate with Executive Director and Airport Staff in strategic planning, business development, capital improvement planning, and other initiatives.
Participate with Executive Director in setting airport Rates & Charges, establishing fair market value, negotiating tenant lease agreements, managing real estate transactions, and managing lease and licensing agreements.
Responsible for financial compliance and accounting procedures in accordance with GAAP, University rules, and other state and federal regulatory requirements. Generates regular and ad hoc financial reports for Airport Staff, Executive Director, and University Administration.
Manage and direct procurement processes, invoicing, accounts payable, payroll, and accounts receivable in accordance with University policy and procedures.
Manage financial components of the Airport Improvement Project grants, airport Passenger Facility Charges program, Customer Facility Charges program, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program, and other state and federal grants and funding opportunities.
Oversee Airport risk management and insurance plans and programs. Coordinate compliance with University, State, and Federal audit requirements.
Direct and manage Administration and Accounting staff including assuring staff have adequate training and processes are carried under a good system of internal control.
Position Requirements and Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, or related degree.
Master's degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or other related degree.
2 years' proven experience in grant management and complex budget development; one year of which was at an administrative level.
Proven experience in accounting/finance.
Proven experience in budgeting, financial reporting, and regulatory compliance.
Proven experience in supervision staff and working as a part of a team.
Experience with standard accounting software, Excel, and other office productivity software.
Preferred Experience Qualifications:
At least 5 years of experience with University financial management systems including SCT Banner software.
Experience in airport financial management.
Successful Candidates will have the following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated verbal and written communications skills, and project management skills.
The ability to make clear and concise presentations relating to complex financial analysis.
Knowledge of Financial Accounting and GAAP; Risk Management and administration; State and Federal budget and finance rules and regulations.
Obtain within 24 months of accepting the position: American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) Certified Member (C.M.)
Salary and Appointment Information:
This is a full-time Civil Service Business/Administrative Associate position, appointed on a 12-month basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the close of the search. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Applications must be received by September 23, 2019. Apply for this position using the "Apply for Position" button below. If you have not applied before, you must create your candidate profile at jobs.illinois.edu. If you already have a profile, you may be redirected to that existing profile via email notification. To complete the application process:
Step 1) Submit the Staff Vacancy Application. Step 2) Submit the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability forms. Step 3) You must then upload your cover letter, resume (months and years of employment must be included), academic credentials (unofficial transcripts or diploma may be acceptable), and names/contact information for three references.
In order to be considered as a transfer candidate, you must apply for the position using the "Apply for Position" button below. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For further information regarding this position, you may contact Jennifer Steiling at firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions about the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.
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The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit go.illinois.edu/EEO.