Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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Priority consideration will be given to applications received by February 20, 2017.
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The Department of Computer Science and Engineering has an outstanding opportunity for a Director of Finance and Administration.
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) is a prominent academic and research department in the College of Engineering. CSE is consistently ranked among the top programs in the nation. CSE educates tomorrow's innovators, conducts cutting-edge research in the principal areas of the field, leads a broad range of multi-disciplinary initiatives that demonstrate the transformative power of computer science and computer engineering, and is widely recognized for success in promoting diversity.
CSE is located in the spectacular Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering at the heart of the UW campus in Seattle. Construction has begun to build CSE2, a second building for CSE slated to open in two years that will create space to respond to the ever-expanding student demand, employer demand, and opportunity for impact.
The Director for Finance and Administration is part of a dynamic leadership team that plays a key role in the operation and success of the department. The Director reports to the Chair and serves as the administrative and operational leader of the department. As such, the Director has a comprehensive range of responsibilities including: strategic planning, financial planning and management, budget development, human resources, supervision of classified and professional staff, payroll, purchasing, special project support, programmatic leadership and other administrative functions.
The Director serves as a resource to support all faculty and staff in CSE and actively supports all functions of the department including advising, administration, development, facilities, and research.
The Director interacts with the College of Engineering in support of special College and University projects and initiatives, including the UW implementation of the new HR/Payroll Workday system, College administrator meetings, process improvement committees, search committees, etc.
This position requires a committed and proven leader who can thrive in a fast-paced, complex environment. The ideal candidate will have exceptional critical thinking skills, a mastery of hands-on accounting, advanced planning and project management skills, ability to consistently meet deadlines, deep financial management and HR experience in a research university environment, and excellent communication and team building skills. Successful candidates will clearly demonstrate their capacity and passion for all aspects of this multi-faceted position.
This individual will be responsible for:
Strategic and Business Planning, Administration
Provide administrative leadership for the department. Serve as a resource for all CSE faculty and staff.
Participate in strategic planning, analyze and provide data for planning purposes.
Provide decision support to the Chair and Associate Chairs in developing plans for CSE growth, including but not limited to evaluation and forecasting the impact of current and future legislative funding, financing for the new CSE2 building, evaluation of staffing requirements, funding requirements and options for faculty and partner hiring, etc.
Design, develop and oversee financial tracking, accounting and reporting systems.
Oversee and prepare reports for the Chair and others regarding the department. Contribute to and review drafts for the Legislature on proviso funding. Translate complex financial data into general summaries.
Develop fiscal and administrative plans and policies to accommodate the department's growth.
Control and monitor administrative services assuring compliance with federal, state, local and University rules and regulations.
Manage CSE2 department building finances, assure that UW and COE commitments are fulfilled and participate in planning for possible bridge loan funding.
Manage audits by internal and external agencies, implement recommendations and provide follow-up reports as needed.
Serve as a resource for the directors, faculty and staff of the eScience Insititute and two large center grants, Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (CSNE) and the Center for Game Science.
Serve on University and College committees. Serve as a key player in the new HR/P system (Workday) implementation.
Financial Management The CSE department's annual expenditures from internal and external funding are over $55 million.
Directly manage $23 million annually in state, recharge, self-sustaining, endowment and gift budgets plus substantial reserve funds. Exercise independent judgment on the allocation and use of these funds. Responsible for independently budgeting, accounting and reporting to maximize efficient use of funding.
Prepare annual and long-range financial forecasts and lead financial planning efforts.
Provide strong leadership and supervision for the finance team responsible for the day-to-day operations.
Responsible for oversight of faculty grant and gift budgets. Serve as a resource, provide guidance and counsel to 11 fiscal staff responsible for management of PI grant and gift accounts.
The Director supervises, trains and mentors 7 professional and classified staff.
Supervise the HR Manager responsible for the day-to-day HR operations of the department. Serve as a strategic resource to the HR Manager and participate in complex hiring and personnel issues involving faculty, research staff and administrative staff. Manage the planning and funding of new staff positions.
Supervise the Payroll Manager and fiscal specialists responsible for the day-to-day Payroll operations for over 650 CSE faculty, staff, and student employees. Serve as a strategic resource and provide guidance for complex payroll issues.
Responsible for compensation analysis, review and the annual merit process for CSE professional staff employees.
Provide counsel and advice to supervisors on staff performance issues.
Oversee 11 fiscal staff responsible for grant management.
Bachelor's degree and at least six years of management and supervisory experience.
Proven organizational, financial, strategic planning and analytical skills.
Strong project management skills. Ability to problem solve, take initiative, set priorities, handle multiple projects, and exercise good judgment in a fast paced, dynamic, deadline driven environment in an organized and professional manner.
At least two years of experience working at a research university.
Familiarity with academic policies and procedures.
Familiarity with human resources principles and best practices.
Proven leadership, communication, and team building skills. Demonstrated ability to effectively supervise and motivate staff.
Demonstrated ability to work independently, with a high level of initiative, and as part of a team.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to communicate clearly, diplomatically, and effectively.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle confidential and sensitive information in an appropriate manner.
Proficiency with use of computers, experience with MS Office, databases, electronic mail, and internet systems. Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Excel including the ability to design and build from scratch relatively complex calculation models, and the ability to build, format and document workbooks in a user-friendly, intuitive and logical manner.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Experience with UW financial systems including knowledge of UW accounting, payroll and purchasing systems (Fin, BGT, MyFD, OPUS, SDB, SAGE, ASTRA, etc.)
Experience with UW HR systems including knowledge of UWHires, OWLS, etc.
Working knowledge of UW financial and human resources policies.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
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