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.
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.
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
Provide project management assistance, expertise, and/or
resources for the technology aspects of new financial software,
applications, and services being deployed across the
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
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
Develop and implement training initiatives for financial
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
Design and lead with the procurement officer in the development
of RFP’s and the vendor selection process for software and
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
Ensure successful application conversion and implementation for
all users and key stakeholders.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
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
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
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
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
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
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)
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women,
protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged