Director of Finance and Administration

Posting Details

Job # 036714 Department Code 21901-5040 Department Information Studies-Dean Job Title Director of Finance and Administration Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate with Experience Staff Level S6 FLSA Status Exempt Hours

Standard University business hours

8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs.

Job Type Full-time Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description

As a member of the School of Information Studies executive council/senior
management team, the Director of Finance and Administration will work closely with the Dean, Associate Deans and Program Directors to set financial and budgetary priorities for the School and provide in depth analysis and guidance on the fiscal implications of administrative policies, decisions and changes. S/he will develop and update a comprehensive multi-year financial plan for the School. S/he will supervise and manage a financial team which includes accounting, HR/Payroll, student financial aid and grants administration. S/he will collaborate with the assigned Senior HR Business Partner and other Office of Human Resources functional units to coordinate Human Resources for staff and coordinate the planning for faculty hires. S/he will serve as point person for all financial information needed for accreditation and other statistical reporting.

Qualifications

Bachelors Degree in related field and five to ten years experience in similar position. Masters Degree preferred.
Proficiency in the use of complex data management and analysis tools and the development of meaningful reports.
Working knowledge of university financial and administrative policies which relate to fiscal planning and administration,
including budget, human resources, faculty and student affairs is desirable.
Working knowledge of budget preparation, contracts, hiring and payroll processes.
Prefer experience using PeopleSoft. Advanced skill in MS Office, particularly Excel is essential.
Ability to work closely and confidentially with a team of leaders to solve complex policy issues.
Ability to articulate financial policy to faculty and staff colleagues.

Job Specific Qualifications

Proficiency in Business Intelligence tools is desirable.

Responsibilities

Serve as liaison with the University Office of Budget and Planning in the development and maintenance of the 10 year strategic budget plan. Work collaboratively with Budget Office representatives to assure the budget plan is in alignment with University budget requirements and over ll philosophy/strategy.

Work closely with school leadership to determine enrollment targets and associated discount rates ensuring that the financial impact of decisions is well understood.

Perform internal financial and operational audits to assure compliance with University policies and procedures and to inform the school’s strategic academic plan.

Supervise and manage the school’s financial team including procurement, HR/Payroll, budget reconciliation, student financial aid and research administration. Serve as authorized signer for all school accounts.

Establish expense budgets for operational programs within the school using an all-funds approach.

Physical Requirements Tools/Equipment Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit www.syracuse.edu.

About the Syracuse area

Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.

EEOC

Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Quick Link http://www.sujobopps.com/postings/85251 Job Posting Date 10/23/2020 Application Deadline Full Consideration By Job Category Staff Message to Applicants

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