Reporting to the Executive Director of University Services, the Senior Associate Director of Finance provides leadership and direction to departmental finance staff, comprised of three direct reports, two dotted-line reports, and a team of approximately ten FTEs. University Services employs over 400 staff and has annual revenue and expense operating budgets of approximately $118 million and $60 million, respectively. These amounts are projected to grow to over $140 million in revenue and $74 million in expenses as the campus expands over the next few years. These budgets are diverse and complex, with some departments using a cost recovery model and the remainder being funded from general fund allocations.
Departments that comprise University Services provide an integrated set of services to students, faculty, and staff and include Campus Dining; Campus Support Services (“CSS”); Conference & Event Services (“CES”); Business Services; Housing and Real Estate Services (“HRES”); Print and Mail Services (“P&M”); TigerCard, Transportation and Parking Services (“TTPS”); and University Services Administrative Offices inclusive of Communications, University Services IT, Finance, and the Office of the Vice President.
The position is responsible for providing leadership and oversight of the finances of University Services’ complex, departmental operating budgets, inclusive of policy interpretation, design and implementation of processes and internal controls, accounting accuracy, budgeting, financial modeling, reporting and monitoring, and reconciliations. This position is responsible for working with finance staff to identify and track key current and historical data and metrics that can facilitate informed decision making. The Senior Associate Director is responsible for advising and presenting to senior departmental staff accurate and timely operational financial information.
The Senior Associate Director supports the priorities of the Executive Director and has a good understanding of the operational finances for all University Services units. The position will represent the Executive Director in finance meetings and projects, as required.
The position balances a significant workload, works collaboratively with a varied group of people, and manages multiple challenges daily, while maintaining routine responsibilities. The Senior Associate Director of Finance is expected to maintain confidentiality at all times and assures that confidentiality is maintained by direct reports.
A full job description will be furnished prior to interview.
Provide oversight of the finances of University Services departments’ operating budgets.
Provide oversight of financial policies and processes.
Support strategic planning efforts related to University Services operations, programs, and initiatives.
Supervise and manage finance staff comprised of both direct and dotted-line reports.
The Senior Associate Director of Finance must be flexible and adaptive to changing needs, able to work autonomously and with initiative, and be adept at problem solving. The Senior Associate Director must interact effectively with individuals at all levels within and outside the department, and possess the judgment and discretion needed to handle confidential information.
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