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Special Instructions to Applicants
Please complete the online application and attach required documents. Required documents include a detailed cover letter, current resume, and a list of at least three (3) professional references with current contact details, including email addresses.
The position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by July 19, 2020.
This position is eligible for the following benefits:
medical, vision, dental, basic and supplemental life, winter break closure, paid holidays, educational benefits for you and eligible dependents, sick leave, vacation, and retirement.
The CFAO provides strategic oversight, implementation, and management for all of the School’s financial functions, procedures, and policies. The CFAO provides financial oversight components related to HR, IT, and facilities. This position is responsible for a large portfolio of diverse grants and contracts, including oversight, management, and reporting. The CFAO serves as a financial liaison to the University and supervises the Company finance staff, providing support, management, and training. This position also conducts strategic financial analysis and advises the Dean about the financial implications of academic, operational, and other strategies for a budget of around $20M per annum.
1. Collaborates with Company School leadership to perform or oversee performance of all financial responsibilities for the college, including developing, maintaining, analyzing, and ensuring accountability of budgets, reports, financial planning and projections. Provides financial support to the Dean’s office, project groups, and academic programs. Partners with Company leadership to define and operationalize goals. Provides financial information, analysis, and reports to the Dean’s office and other college personnel. Represents the School at University-wide CFAO and other financial related meetings scheduled by senior University leaders as directed by the University and the Dean.
2. Oversees and reports on 140+ grants and contracts per year, including monitoring of budgets, documentation, travel, and other grant expenditures, grant-related equipment inventories, compliance with grant accounting principles and grant contracts. Serve as the liaison to the Research Office and Grants Accounting. Track and record invoices submitted by consultants and subcontractors.
3. Directs and provides strategic oversight for all administrative and financial functions, including procurement, compliance, accounts payable, internal controls, inventory, records retention, and payroll. Manages the Company School Finance staff by facilitating a biweekly meeting, conduction personnel evaluations, providing support and training as needed, and assisting to streamline processes as appropriate.
4. Provides financial oversight, contract execution and assistance with facility maintenance; IT purchases and updates; and hiring, onboarding, renewal, and termination of employees.
Business, Public Administration, or any other degree if the candidate has past fiscal management experience AND at least six (6) years of management experience.
Driver’s license, ability to travel, ability to work evenings and weekends.
The ideal candidate has a professional graduate degree in public administration, business administration, or related field of study. Previous fiscal administrative leadership experience. Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, analytic abilities, and detailed orientation. Strong written and oral communication skills essential.
Master Degree in Business, Public Administration, or any other degree if also has past fiscal management experience, 6 or more years of management experience, and all of the above-mentioned skills.
CPA certification is desirable. Knowledge of Federal, State of Company, and/or Company fiscal laws/policies/procedures. Knowledge of federal, state, and local contract guidelines, techniques and principles. Accounting, budgeting, and financial management expertise. Facility with data and basic data analysis and application. Grant management and project management principles. Political management principles. Conflict resolution. Effective student learning approaches. Proven history of managing large fiscal accounts, managing programs and people, and interfacing with high-level stakeholders in business, government, community and higher education.
Commensurate with credentials. Employees also enjoy a generous benefits package which includes health benefits, paid time off, and educational benefits for employees and eligible dependents.
Posting Close Date
This position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by July 19, 2020.
Company is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. Company is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
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