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Director, Finance and Budget

University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, Nevada
Salary is competitive and commensurate with related education and experience.
Date posted
Apr 10, 2024

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The University of Nevada, Reno is recruiting a professional Director, Finance and Budget with excellent interpersonal skills and ability to foster collaborative working relationships and fiscal leadership to join the Research and Innovation Division.

The Director, Finance and Budget serves as the senior business officer for Research & Innovation (R&I) and is a member of the Vice President of Research and Innovation (VPRI) senior leadership team reporting directly to the VPRI. The Director, in close collaboration with the VPRI, is responsible for leading and overseeing R&I’s financial planning and monitoring with a budget in excess of $61 million, providing corporate accounting administration, managing start-up financial packages for incoming researchers, and championing sustainable growth of research and entrepreneurial functions for the University.

This position is tasked with resource allocation and ensuring the implementation of procedural systems that foster efficiency and financial strength of the division. The Director monitors grant expenditures on awards received in R&I and guides departments for financial management or required changes. Ensures compliance with restrictions on gifts, endowments, grant funds, federal, state, and NSHE policies and regulations in all budgetary processes. The Director manages the expenditures of the internal grants.

This position is responsible for the financial management of the Nevada Research and Innovation Corporation (NVRIC), which includes being the subject matter expert in preparing quarterly consolidated financial statements, understanding fiscal matters related to intellectual property, license agreements and royalties and general corporate accounting. The Director assumes the role of internal and external liaison, engaging with key partners to enhance and represent Research & Innovation goals and provide strategic fiscal leadership.


Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree and five (5) years of related professional work experience OR

Master’s Degree and three (3) years of related professional work experience.


Related Experience:

Accounting, financial analysis, corporate fiscal management, training and strategic planning or related professional work experience.


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