Director of Finance & Admin
Commensurate with Experience
Standard University business hours
8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)
Hours may vary based on operational needs.
Unionized Position Code
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
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
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
S/he will serve as point person for all financial information
needed foraccreditation and other statistical reporting.
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
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
Job Specific Qualifications
Proficiency in Business Intelligence tools is desirable.
- 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 overall 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.
In addition to completing an online application, please attach a
resume and cover letter.
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