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Assistant Director of Finance and Business Partner for Energy and Utilities

Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 22, 2024

Job Description

Reporting to the Director of Finance and Deputy Chief of Staff, the Assistant Director of Finance and Business Partner for Energy and Utilities will lead and manage the daily operations of the Virginia Tech Electric Service and the Energy and Utilities management area, which provides a full range of centralized fiscal and business support to the Energy and Utilities units; provide fiscal and business support to Virginia Tech Electric Service; develop and implement financial, administrative and personnel policies and procedures for the management area that are consistent with established state and university systems; develop and manage annual operating budgets, prepare short and long-term forecasts for revenues and expenses for financial planning; serve as a liaison in coordination of all financial activity with other university units as needed; evaluate departmental programs by applying knowledge of research methodology and statistical and analytical techniques to validate current programs; explore methods for future improvement; and responsible for direct supervision of VTES Business Office Staff.

The Assistant Director of Finance and Business Partner for Energy and Utilities will provide leadership in financial administration, internal controls, foster team work and collaboration, and demonstrate a high commitment to service by applying extensive knowledge, skills, and management experience.

Required Qualifications

- Advanced degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, Management or related field or equivalent
combination of education and experience managing business operations which equates to an advanced degree.
- Demonstrated experience in higher education and state or governmental agency involving budget or financial analysis.
- Demonstrated knowledge of principles and practices of budget formulation, evaluation, and execution; accounting practices and procedures; accepted business practices.
- Demonstrated leadership skills and substantial experience in supervisory role of a business unit.
- Demonstrated high-level proficiency with Microsoft word processing, spreadsheet, and database software.
- Proven ability to cultivate positive working relationships, foster team work, and support collaboration.
- Excellent organizational and time management skills.
- Strong analytical skills; ability to perform complex calculations, analyze accounts, and create reports.

Preferred Qualifications

- Familiarity with university policies and procedures.
- Related work experience in a large, public institution
or similar environment.
- Demonstrated thorough understanding of higher education finance and business operations.
- Previous experience budgeting for an auxiliary enterprise.
- Experience with Banner Finance.

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Starting salary at $95,000; Commensurate with experience.

Review Date

February 19, 2024

Additional Information

- Work is primarily performed in an office environment and involves considerable sitting and repetitive motion through the use of a computer.
- Must have a criminal background check
- May need to work additional hours outside of normal schedule to meet the needs of the department and division.
- As necessary, may work some evenings or weekends to meet department needs.

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact CPIF HR at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: February 5, 2024
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