Director of Finance and Operations

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 29, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Accounting & Finance, Business Administration, Other Business & Management, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description

This position reports directly to the Department Head and provides overall leadership and responsibility for department financial and business operations. The position provides direct leadership of the administrative and business operations of the department including financial management, budgeting, accounting, purchasing, compliance and control, payroll, travel, human resources, sponsored research, inventory, IT, facilities, and staff supervision. This position also assists in department strategic planning.

Required Qualifications

Master's degree in business administration, finance, accounting, higher education administration, or closely related field. In lieu of a Master's degree, a Bachelor's degree in business administration, finance, accounting or closely related field with extensive financial management experience. Prior supervisory experience. Strong problem solving and decision making abilities and ability to exercise good judgement, make decisions, set priorities, interpret policies and procedures, work independently and communicate effectively. Effective project management skills and experience, with ability to organize, perform and supervise a large volume of varied management tasks. Knowledge of sponsored research financial management. Ability to work independently and provide direction to others. Advanced skills in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel. |Knowledge of a complex financial system such as Banner. Ability to manipulate and summarize data from a large database.

Preferred Qualifications

Capacity to think in innovative ways regarding financial matters that affect the department. Experience using Google apps. Experience with Virginia Tech academic unit (e.g. department, college) business affairs.

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Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation of COVID-19 vaccination or receive approval from the university for a vaccination exemption due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

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 Heather Parrish at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: October 29, 2021
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