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Plan, develop and direct the financial and accounting activities of the School of Dentistry. Primary oversight for school-wide financial functions and planning in areas such as: fiscal control, capital financing, cash management, financial planning and reporting, patient accounts and billing, budget projection and forecasting, cost accounting and project planning.
Advise the Dean, Sr. Associate Dean and the School's leadership regarding broad and complex business, administrative, and financial operations inclusive of: faculty funding structures, academic programs, research administration, and clinical operations, i.e., The Dental Faculty Associates Clinic, Hospital Dentistry, Predoctoral Clinics, Graduate Clinics, Community Dental Clinic and Community-Based Collaborative Care Clinics. Provide leadership and management of the School's Finance Services and Dental Business Operations and its staff.
Direct and monitor the preparation an analysis of financial reports and forecasting activity, ensuring accurate statistical analysis and policy interpretation. Assist in the development of unit budget allocations and funding and evaluation of the financial performance of the various units of the School.
Prepare budgetary materials for the annual University budget and direct the preparation of all financial analysis and reports for the School. Review and recommend revisions and manage implementation of changes of the School of Dentistry's budget process. Develop capital financing plans with University financial units.
In cooperation with School of Dentistry senior administration and other department managers, develop enhancements to the financial management information systems. Assist senior administration and department managers in school-wide and University-wide strategic planning and policy development, and in program planning for instructional, research, service and financial resources. Act as liaison with senior University officials regarding various financial issues. Represent the School in audits of financial and internal control systems and financial presentations. Communicate effectively with internal and external parties, as well as with small and large groups. Change management skills and leadership skills are essential to effectively fulfill the responsibilities of this role.
Develop new mechanisms to provide for a broad base of information and develop standard and ad hoc reports in response to the financial reporting needs of the School. Evaluate the benefits of existing and potential financial reports and financial information systems and recommend and implement changes.
Extensive experience in financial accounting, budget preparation and an MBA or an equivalent combination of education and experience in financial accounting and budget preparation; experience as a clinical or financial manager or director with broad financial responsibilities; considerable knowledge of modern management principles, practices and tools; demonstrated data analysis techniques and business intelligence for financial management; demonstrated excellence in interpersonal communication and presentation skills, and experience managing professional and administrative staff. Candidates should have an understanding of the contributions of diversity to excellence in academic endeavors.
Demonstrated experience in managing clinical finances; experience in strategic planning; considerable progressively responsible administrative and supervisory experience in an organization with complex and diverse administrative operations. Administrative and/or management experience in educational and healthcare settings managing the financial aspects of the clinical business operations; knowledge of University financial systems practice and procedures.
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