Director, Financial Systems

University of Maryland, Baltimore
Maryland, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Aug 20, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is now recruiting for a Director of Financial Systems within the division of Administration and Finance to oversee the implementation, configuration, and regulation of enterprise-wide financial systems and applications campus-wide. The Director will have responsibility for providing advanced project management support and direction for the implementation, modification, and continued support of enterprise-wide financial systems and applications.


This position will lead a team and work closely with various departments and schools throughout the university to identify requirements and timelines in regard to support for campus financial systems. This position will act as a liaison and advisor between functional users and technical staff in order to maximize the use of resources and achieve operational goals related to the use and function of financial systems/applications.


UMB offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to eligible employees. This position receives an annual leave package starting with 22 accrued vacation days, 14 floating and observed holidays, 15 sick days, and 3 personal days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; professional learning and development opportunities; flexible schedules and teleworking options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.  

  Essential Functions:
  • Provide support and direction to daily operations in order to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Develop and implement guidelines, policies, and procedures for financial systems and applications.
  • Participate in strategic planning. Determine and enforce processes, practices, and/or policies. Manage operations, workflow, projects, and/or systems that have strategic impact. Oversees and executes strategic goals and objectives that align with overall School/University strategy.
  • Provide project management assistance, expertise, and/or resources for the technology aspects of new financial software, applications, and services being deployed across the university.
  • Act as a member of project team(s) for financial systems based projects. Provide advisement in order to provide logistical support for department contacts and project leads related to project management methodology.
  • Manage a team and provide direction regarding planning, design, implementation and testing of new financial systems and related projects. Maintain relationships between internal client and subject matter experts, and external vendors, consultants, developers, engineers, analysts and other professionals assigned to the project. In cooperation with leadership, provide direction in setting project strategy to meet time, budget, and performance goals.
  • Develop and implement training initiatives for financial systems.
  • Develop and implement troubleshooting and support initiatives in conjunction with UMB’s end user support organization (i.e. Help Desk); elevate functional issues to application vendors to find solutions.
  • Design and lead with the procurement officer in the development of RFP’s and the vendor selection process for software and implementation vendors.
  • Provide feedback to teams and/or committees which may include Human Resources, CITS, IT Steering Committee, etc. in regard to the use and financial systems and applications.
  • Manage vendor relations for hardware, software and implementation vendors.
  • Ensure successful application conversion and implementation for all users and key stakeholders.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  •   Qualifications   

    Education:  Bachelor's in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration.


    Experience:  Seven (7) years of financial or management accounting, budget, auditing, assessment of internal controls, or financial analysis including (2) years working with the design and implementation of financial systems (eg. Oracle Cloud).


    Supervisory Experience:  Two (2) years of experience at a management/leadership level.


    Other:  Master’s degree is preferred and can be used to substitute for 2 years of relevant experience. Additional degree in Systems Technology is preferred.


    Designated as an essential employee who may be required to work on non-business days or outside of normal business hours in order to ensure the continuity of operations for information technology services.


    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Needs to see a personal fit with the Administration and Finance Guiding Principles which closely mirror UMB’s core values: Accountability, Civility, Collaboration, Diversity, Excellence, Knowledge, Leadership, Communication, & Work/Life Balance. 
  • Thorough knowledge of position requirements. Thorough knowledge of all applicable requirements, regulations, and laws. Skill in effective use of applicable technology/systems. Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts. Ability to support a mission and strategic vision. Instructional, training, and teambuilding skills to strengthen and cultivate relationships. Skill in consultation and change management.
  • Accomplishes responsibilities by primarily (>50%) performing significant managerial functions within area of responsibility. Possesses subject matter expertise in a professional discipline. Ability to achieve objectives through coordinated efforts of others, typically by managing recruitment, engagement, performance, and development of employees. Ability to develop, implement, and manage goals and objectives.
  • Accountable for operational and/or financial resources. Accountable for legal and policy compliance.
  • Ability to oversee overall direction of a functional area (department OR major function within a school or campus wide office) as the designated leader. May lead through subordinate senior professionals. Ability to make managerial decisions within area of responsibility, informing leadership of significant financial, personnel, and strategic decisions which have significant impact on other functional areas.

    Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience.


    If accommodations are needed, contact Staffing & Career Services at 410-706-2606, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.


    Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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