School of Medicine Dean's Office-Department of Business &
The Executive Director of Finance is responsible for leading the
development, implementation, and monitoring of all University of
Missouri School of Medicine policies and practices concerned with
financial administration, budgets, financial planning, and general
accounting as well as ensuring their alignment and adherence to
campus and UM System policies. The Executive Director of Finance
will have active involvement in organizational financial reporting
and enacting cost management initiatives. In addition, this
position will engage and collaborate with, among others, the
Executive Director of University Physicians, CFO of MU Healthcare,
and the School of Medicine Executive Leadership Team in
accomplishing these goals.
This executive level position has a leadership role in assisting
the School of Medicine (SOM) to achieve its mission to save and
improve lives through exemplary education, research, and
patient-centered care. The position will have a wide range of
responsibilities and the Executive Director must display excellent
communication skills while working diligently as an exemplary
steward of financial resources.
Roles and responsibilities include:
Develop and administer organization-wide financial policies and
financial management practice. Serve as School of Medicine
principal representative in UM System and campus finance, tax, and
Direct School of Medicine accounting, cost-management, financial
planning, and financial reporting functions. Provide leadership in
the development, implementation, and maintenance of financial
information and reporting systems.
Steer the understanding, attainment, and monitoring of multiple
revenue sources including education/tuition, patient billing,
research grants/contracts and philanthropic gifts for each of the
departments/units that comprise the School of Medicine as well as a
synthesis of these sources in ways that provide a comprehensive
School-level financial profile.
In conjunction with School leadership, develop the long-term
financial plan in support of the School of Medicine’s strategic
plan. Remain attentive to identifying opportunities and making
recommendations that enhance the long-term financial health of the
Direct the preparation of the organization’s capital and operating
Liaise with the SOM Office of Research, OSPA and campus finance
leadership to provide oversight of SOM (especially post-award)
grant/contract management. Accelerate the development and
implementation of systems to assure investigator and departmental
accountability for timely post-award expenditures and overall
grant/contract fund management.
Consult with department leaders to ensure budget allocations and
financial decisions are in alignment with strategic priorities and
goals. Provide regular and ad hoc reports to assist with decision
making. May include presentations to unit leaders including the
Chancellor and various vice chancellors.
Serve as the accountable leader for day-to-day transactional
accounting and fiscal activities including oversight of fiscal
staff that manage accounts payable, accounts receivable, journal
entries, travel expenses, purchasing card activity, and budget
Organize and deliver department level educational training ensuring
fiscal staff receive appropriate and adequate preparation to
competently perform their duties and comply with all UM System,
campus and School of Medicine policies and procedures.
Collaborate with the Senior Director of Administration and
Operations to provide performance feedback and coaching to
department administrators and others who manage department
Provide performance feedback on departmental fiscal staff to
Chairs, and work with employee and department Chair to resolve any
performance issues encountered.
Develop, recommend, interpret, and implement internal controls,
policies and procedures affecting the general accounting and
financial statistical reporting.
Consistently display initiative to achieve greater efficiencies,
innovate as needed and ensure timeliness and clarity of financial
Participate in relevant university, state, and national committees
and responsively handle special requests of the same. Serve as a
member of both the EVCHA/Dean’s Executive Leadership team and the
Administration and Operations team to ensure key leaders are fully
apprised of financial matters that affect the School of
Salary Range: Salary Commensurate on Experience
University Title: Executive Director
Internal applicants can determine their university title by
accessing the Talent Profile tile in myHR.
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
A Master's degree in a relevant area and 10 years of experience
from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired OR a
Bachelor's degree in a relevant area and 12 years of experience
from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is
Advanced degree and/or certifications in accounting, finance,
business, healthcare and/or closely related fields.
10+ years of experience in comprehensive financial leadership
Experience in an academic medical center financial role
In addition to the Online Application, please provide a Cover
Letter and Resume.
Columbia Missouri Information
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small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with
big-city culture, activities and resources. Home to nationally
renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers,
Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and
hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University
offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental
and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee
discounts. For additional information on University benefits,
please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
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expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of
teaching, research and engagement.
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After careful consideration of COVID-19 virus trends and the
overwhelming evidence of COVID-19 vaccine safety and effectiveness,
the School of Medicine, along with MU Health Care, the Sinclair
School of Nursing and the School of Health Professions, recently
announced the decision to require COVID-19 vaccinations by Oct. 1,
2021, for all employees, unless granted a medical or religious
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