As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for five consecutive years. UW Facilities (UWF) manages the University's buildings, infrastructure and land, with more than 1,100 employees in a variety of fields. Our departments are organized into four main groups: Finance & Administration, Asset Management, Business Intelligence & Information Technology, and Operations. UWF has an annual operating budget of approximately $200 million and capital spend of approximately $450 million.Finance & Administration has an outstanding opportunity for a Director of Finance.The UWF Director of Finance (DF) is a senior financial leader in the organization and reports directly to the Associate Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Finance and Administration (AVP/CFO), UWF. The DF is a senior financial professional with experience in sophisticated business operations, possessing the full range of professional accounting, budgeting, analytical, strategic, and leadership skills necessary to direct the budgetary vision and leadership, organizational analysis, strategic planning and comprehensive financial reporting for the entire UWF organization. The DF will work closely with the AVP/CFO and the other leaders in UWF to provide recommendations for resource alignment to achieve strategic goals.The DF oversees UWF annual operating budget of approximately $200 million and capital spend of approximately $450 million. Provides budgetary leadership promoting flexible processes and effective uses of resources, and identifies opportunities for alternative solutions to complex financial challenges. The DF facilitates financial and resource allocations between units, finance personnel, and the Office of Planning and Budget. The DF develops and provides comprehensive financial reporting including all sources and uses of funds. An important component of the job is to develop targeted and specific financial analyses, strategic plans and projections, and reporting for all UWF budgets. Participates in senior level budget discussions and decision-making. The DF must develop strong and effective relationships with various other business officers, administrators, executives and financial personnel throughout UW and UWF. The DF is the primary financial contact between UWF and the university financial community.UWF is one of the largest and most diverse administrative units on the Seattle campus supporting a large urban university campus. While there are many formal policies to be followed, there are many new and uncharted areas requiring creative problem solving and highly developed critical thinking skills while balancing risk and return to UWF and the University. It is essential to provide in-depth analyses with quick turnaround times to wisely advise, and allow other UWF senior leadership to advise the UWF AVP/CFO and VP, as well as the UW President and Provost, particularly during the budget and legislative seasons and in times of economic challenge.The DF fosters an environment of teamwork and collaboration to support the mission and vision of the AVP/CFO and UWF. The DF provides vision, leadership, strategic planning, coordination and management for the resources of a comprehensive administrative department.Primary Duties and Responsibilities Work directly with the AVP/CFO in the management of daily operations for business, finance, and accounting operations. 70% * Provide leadership for development of all UWF departmental and unit budgets.* Provide monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting.* Direct the financial team in developing the UWF annual budget and all related materials for OPB.* Oversee financial management of self-sustaining operations, including rate development.* Oversee rate development for recharge areas.* Direct and oversee the management and accounting function of multiple source budgets.* In conjunction with the UWF Asset Management department, develop and maintain a six-year major Capital Budget Plan.* In conjunction with the AVP/CFO and UWF Capital Space Management department, develop and oversee the two-year minor capital plan that includes funding requests for safety, environmental, replacement, preventive maintenance, and new projects.* Oversee development of biennial forecasts and budgets related to the university's fuel, electricity, water and other utilities budgets and present information to OPB.* Responsible for establishing and maintaining sound financial administration practices and fiscal health for UWF Operations.* Interpret policies and government regulations, using consistent treatment at all times. Good and timely communication and accurate information management are of prime importance.* Serve as the primary point of contact for UWF for the UW Finance Transformation.This position directly supervises three Assistant Directors of Finance with an overall team of approximately 25 finance and accounting personnel. 10%The DF works collaboratively with the UWF/CFO, VP and all AVPs, Directors, Managers, and staff throughout UWF. This includes using a consultative management approach and sound judgment to direct and advise units in effective resource management, as well as establishing approaches to allow transactions to be performed easily and efficiently, while proactively keeping people informed regarding the status of resources affecting their departments. 20%This position is an integral member of the UWF Finance & Administration team and must be adaptable, flexible, and able to manage a high volume of work. The position requires an innovative, strategic, highly motivated, team-oriented individual with a proactive and positive business approach focused on meeting current and future needs.* Directs and advises on budgetary, personnel, and resource allocations to ensure UWF goals and objectives are achieved.* Provides budgetary leadership promoting flexible, transparent processes and effective use of resources, and identifies opportunities for alternative solutions.* Demonstrates exceptional negotiating skills used to foster a team environment among finance personnel and executives for all UWF areas.* Facilitates financial and resource allocations within UWF.* Develops and provides comprehensive, as well as targeted and specific, financial analyses and reporting for decision-making including all sources and uses of funds.* Other duties as required.Core Competencies * Possess extensive experience in financial management, analysis, and reporting.* Demonstrate personal integrity and trustworthiness.* Manage stressful situations and changing priorities effectively.* Anticipate, recognize and resolve problems.* Be responsible and accountable.* Use organizational skills and provide attention to details.* Maintain a positive, optimistic and success-oriented attitude.* Exercise professionalism, which includes being tactful and courteous.* Exhibit a professional work ethic.Requirements include:* Bachelor's degree in Business or related field* Ten or more years' experience in financial management and administration in higher education or private industry* Demonstrated experience in analyzing and presenting financial information originating from multiple large-volume sources.* Strong data mining skills.* Demonstrated experience using advanced spreadsheet, database, and other technology applications for financial and administrative purposes.* Working knowledge of financial planning, accounting, reconciliation and monitoring of expenditure cycle times, spending patterns and forecasting.* Excellent oral and written communication, presentation, and analysis skills.* High degree of professionalism, integrity and ownership needed; must be customer-committed and results-oriented.* Demonstrated ability to think strategically, analyze data, produce clearly articulated reports and projections, and financial forecasts.* Ability to participate in a team environment and build consensus with strong negotiating skills based upon a "win-win" approach.* Flexibility, multi-tasking ability, strong interpersonal skills, detail-oriented and ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines with multiple interruptions are a must.Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.Desired:* Master's degree in Business Administration or Accounting.* Familiarity with a variety of UW systems and policies, especially related to budgets, payroll/HR, procurement, travel (Workday, BGT, OPUS, OWLS, MyFD, UWHires, EDW & Financial Cubes).* Experience with Lean or other process improvement techniques highly desirable.Conditions of Employment:* Must be able to work in a non-smoking environment.* Regular and predictable attendance is required.As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.Application Process:The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment, you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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