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Director of Finance

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 17, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Business Administration, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs, Chief Business Officers & Vice Presidents, Executive, Executive Directors, Other Executive
Employment Type
Full Time
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At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

IES advances VCU’s commitment to the success and wellbeing of its faculty, staff, students, team members, patients and surrounding communities. From its work in the areas of equal opportunity and outreach to collective urban and regional impact, IES translates philosophy into practice to achieve education and health equity for all.

VCU seeks a Finance Director to support the Office of Institutional Equity, Effectiveness and Success. This role is responsible for all fiscal administrative oversight for IES departmental units. The role will serve as a strategic advisor to the Vice President and Vice Provost and provide guidance on alignment of resources to build out the future of the organization through financial planning, modeling, and forecasting. The position will oversee the procurement function, reconciliation processes, Agency Risk Management and Internal Control Standards, building management, records management, and technology needs for the organization. The incumbent will work with leadership, directors, and unit leads through budget development, implementation, and evaluation and keep stakeholders informed of financial positions as needed throughout the fiscal year. This role will work in tandem with the senior leadership team to develop business plans for revenue generating activities for the organization and will partner to provide financial guidance for strategic planning initiatives. The Finance Director will also be responsible for oversight of financial administration for all research and grant-related activities. This includes budget development, financial reporting, managing the effort certification process and ensuring compliance with all federal, state, and university policies.

As a team member of the Office of Institutional Equity, Effectiveness and Success (IES), the incumbent will promote a climate of trust, honesty, and integrity where all people are valued and where differences are recognized as an asset.

- Undergraduate degree in Finance, Business Administration, Accounting, or related field
- 5 or more years of experience with financial management
- Extensive budgetary development experience; experience in financial analytics
- Demonstrated ability to identify and solve problems independently
- Significant attention to detail and strong ability to work in a self-directed manner balancing multiple priorities
- Demonstrated commitment to fostering a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment
- Experience managing federally-sponsored grant funds and contracts
- Experience in pre- and post-award research administration in higher education and/or research institutions.
- Knowledgeable of Facilities and Administrative Cost Recovery (FACR)/Modified Total Direct Costs (MTDC) allocations
- System proficiency in Banner, RAMS-SPOT, RealSource, and SAS Reporting preferred
- Google suite applications, spreadsheet/database programs, and Zoom

Required Documents
Cover Letter
Diversity Statement

Salary Range: Starting at $70,000, to commensurate with experience

Slotting: Administrator 1-3, Finance

Position Details:

Department: Office of Institutional Equity, Effectiveness and Success
Employment Type: University and Academic Professional
Restricted Status: No
FTE: 100%
Exemption Status: Exempt

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