This Associate Dean for Administration and Finance serves as the Chief Financial and Administrative Officer for the Rutgers Business School and as such is responsible for the oversight and management of all administrative, business, space management, renovation and facility services, including accounting, finance and budget, the administration of policies, research administration, personnel issues and employee programs, leasing, construction and renovations over two campuses and multiple off-site (including international) locations and administrative issues pertaining to 700+(per academic term) part time lecturers .The position is an integral part of the school's executive leadership team and takes primary responsibility for strategic planning and realization of the school's financial, administrative, and organizational goals, positioning the school for long-term success in a rapidly changing institutional and higher education landscape.
The Associate Dean is required to deal with a diverse external and internal population covering a multitude of complex issues. This role must exhibit extensive knowledge of the complex financial funding structure dealing with multiple fund sources and an in-depth understanding and application of concepts, theories, principles, practices, regulations, terminology, and applied bases in field of specialization; and a comprehensive knowledge of the organization as it relates to structure, operations, strategies, and objectives. Some duties include but is not limited to the following: -Develops, communicates, and enforces policies and procedures to complete required financial processes and prepares records necessary to safeguard assets and provide reliable financial information to a wide range of users internally and externally; -Ensures a systematic approach in evaluation and assessment of key operational functions and units while meeting required deliverables and deadlines; -Responsible for the overall financial planning and performance of RBS under the university financial model (e.g., RCM); -Must implement activity-based costing to enable accurate reports of the resources expended and the revenues generated by academic program, academic department, research and outreach centers, and other units of the business school; -Develop new processes for predicting, calculating, managing, and tracking departmental, center, and administrative unit budgets and advising these entities on an ongoing basis; develops, communicates, and enforces financial policies and procedures and provides reliable financial information to a wide range of users internally and externally; -Plans, develops, and coordinates administrative and research support structures that optimize support of the school's strategic objectives; -Contributes significantly to planning strategies and performs professional work requiring detailed, specialized knowledge in accounting/finance; an in-depth understanding and application of principles, practices, and regulations in higher education; and a comprehensive knowledge of the organization as it relates to structure, operations, strategies, and objectives; -Responsible for significant contributions to planning strategies and performs professional work requiring detailed, specialized knowledge in one or several fields of accounting/finance, research compliance, human resources, and facilities; -Offers administrative support to the RBS Dean in various new and strategic initiatives
The Associate Dean for Administration and Finance is instrumental in setting the school's financial strategic direction and ensures that the deployment of financial resources is optimally aligned with the schools and university's objectives and mission. The person in this role must take a leadership role, engaging with campus and University leadership to set policy, leverage and optimize resources, and effect institutional change. As a key role in the determination and implementation of the strategic plans of the school, including advice on cost saving measures, and on the school's administrative, equipment assets, research administration, space, facilities, capital projects and related resources that encompass six academic departments, seventeen research centers over two campuses and multiple off- site locations resulting in coordinating synergies within and across multiple areas to optimize efficiency.
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Minimum Education and Experience:
Requires a Master’s Degree in finance, economics or accounting and a minimum of seven years' experience in progressively responsible leadership roles in financial services management, budget, payroll and personnel, preferably in higher education administration.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The successful candidate must demonstrate an established track record of successful financial forecasting and analysis, and familiarity with corporate style activity-based costing (ABC).
Experience managing human resources processes and practices, including staff labor relations. Writing skills are critical.
Requires excellent strategic leadership, communication, facilitation, and conflict management, interpersonal, problem-solving and team-building skills.
An MBA with concentration in accounting or finance or a specialized degree such as a Master of Accountancy and ten years’ relevant experience is preferred.
A professional certificate in accounting (such as a CPA, CMA, CIA, or CGFM) is desirable.
At a minimum, competence in extracting accrual-based data and analyzing them to generate usable reports from the University’s fund-based accounting system is necessary.
Knowledge of the organization, operations, and systems of Rutgers University or similar large institution of higher education highly desired.
Demonstrated skills in strategic leadership, effective communication, political acumen, conflict management, consensus building and team building are preferred. Experience working in a multi-campus higher education setting, or in a large, dynamic organization within the public sector setting is highly desired.
Knowledge of academic and non-profit settings desirable.
Posting Number: 19ST1691
Location: Rutgers University-Newark
Internal Number: 86186
About Rutgers University
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