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Director - Financial Administration I

Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Georgia
Anticipated annual salary - $80,413 to $109,362
Posted Date
Sep 14, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Accounting & Finance
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Summary

Plan and direct the financial planning, accounting and reporting functions within a college or an academic related or business unit in accordance with Institute financial policies.  May include responsibility for research fund accounting functions.  Responsible for setting employee goals, assessing employee performance and providing feedback, and making pay recommendations. This position will interact on a consistent basis with: unit management, faculty and staff; research sponsors and auditors. This position typically will advise and counsel: unit management and faculty. This position will supervise: financial/administrative staff.


Job Duty 1 -
Develop, coordinate and manage unit financial and budgeting systems.

Job Duty 9 -
Manage training, development and staff supervision.

Job Duty 10 -
Perform other duties as assigned

Job Duty 2 -
Manage the maintenance of unit accounts and associated reporting processes.

Job Duty 3 -
Perform ongoing and ad hoc financial analyses and report results.

Job Duty 4 -
Oversee unit budget administration and coordination including budget related reporting.

Job Duty 5 -
Coordinate and facilitate audits of unit financial practices and records.

Job Duty 6 -
May provide financial management support for research projects.

Job Duty 7 -
Advise unit management regarding financial consequences of plans.

Job Duty 8 -
Investigate and resolve unit financial issues.

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Business, Finance, or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience

Required Experience
Eight to ten years of job related experience

Preferred Qualifications

The preferred candidate will have demonstrated experience providing leadership to accountants and financial analysts to including goal setting, performance assessment, providing guidance with day-to-day tasks, and creating standard operating procedures. The preferred candidate will also have experience building and maintaining budget and budget forecasts each fiscal year in accordance with policy and procedures as well as generating analyses, reconciliations and financial performance reports for department and organization leadership.

The preferred candidate will be familiar with methodologies and strategies used to track multiple funding sources within an institutional fund accounting system in a ±$50M budget department. This role neccessitates strong leadership, analytical and Microsoft Excel skills.


Preferred Certifications:

  • CPA or CMA

Preferred Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience with USG accounting & budgeting policies and processes
  • Familiarity with FASB accounting standards
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Experience using Workday Financials 
  • Experience with fund accounting
  • Excellent communications skills; comfort communicating with executives  
  • Ability to lead a diverse team of accountants and financial analysts
  • Experience with continuous improvement, problem solving and work standardization
  • Facility with digital collaboration and workflow tools and environments; ability to master digital tools used at Georgia Tech

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

This job requires working knowledge of accounting principles and practices, especially as applied within a university academic, research or business office environment.  This includes skills in management/supervision, budgeting, planning, communications and customer service.  Use of office and financial related computer software and applications is required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Tech provides equal opportunity to all faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including applicants for admission and/or employment, contractors, volunteers, and participants in institutional programs, activities, or services.  Georgia Tech complies with all applicable laws and regulations governing equal opportunity in the workplace and in educational activities. Georgia Tech prohibits discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions.  This prohibition applies to faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including affiliates, invitees, and guests.

Other Information

This is a supervisory position.
This position has financial responsibilities.
This position will not be required to drive.
This role is considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position may travel occasionally.
This position does not require security clearance.


Grade A11

Anticipated annual salary - $80,413 to $109,362

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