The University of Maryland School of Social Work is seeking a Finance Director who has demonstrated progressively responsible leadership success in the financial arena, to include oversight of complex financial operations, budgeting and financial forecasting of sponsored and non-sponsored accounts. Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Administration & Strategic Initiatives, the Director will hold a high level of technical skill developing and leading financial and operational strategy. This position is responsible for managing the SSW overall budget, planning and reporting on financial issues, providing financial analysis and is responsible for ensuring compliance with relevant external and University policies related to financial business practices. This role requires a highly resourceful individual who is a sophisticated thinker with superior analytical skills, and who can build robust relationships with departments and have a deep understanding of their fiscal operations.
The University of Maryland School of Social Work (SSW) was created in 1961 and has grown to become one of the largest and most respected schools of social work. U.S. News & World Report ranks the School among the top 20 schools of social work in the country. SSW has become the leader in social work education for the state of Maryland with a growing national and international audience.
This Exempt, Regular position offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
Provide general direction and leadership for all financial and general aspects of departmental functions in order to maintain their efficient operation.
Partner with upper level administrators and other directors on a regular basis in setting strategic goals/objectives and develop and manage the school's budget. Foster improvements in policies/procedures for the entire department.
Provide analysis, interpretation, assumptions, projections and presentation of financial data.
Ensure efficient recruitment/interviewing and training functions to continually review strengths and weaknesses in maintaining a staff of well-trained, highly involved, and motivated employees.
Serves as a key strategic advisor and primary liaison to the Assistant Dean for Administration & Strategic Initiatives on all financial matters of the School of Social Work.
Streamlines chart of accounts to meet the needs of internal and external customers and various financial reporting requirements
Monitor cash and funding balances; prepare and organize financial statements; prepare quarterly and annual financial reports; manage the quarterly and annual budgets and forecasts.
Apply continuous improvement and learning methodologies to recommend/change procedures to improve efficiency and effectiveness and prepare corrective actions plans for areas of responsibility
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelors in finance, accounting, business administration, public administration or an equivalent field Experience: Seven (7) years spent progressively building a background in the financial and business operations of a department or business unit Supervisory: Five (5) years of experience at a management/leadership level Other: No substitution of experience for minimum education requirement
Financial Disclosure is required
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of UMB financial operations, reporting and spending requirements of external funders especially Maryland State agencies.
Knowledge of large scale financial systems.
Ability to interpret future spending trends and opportunities for savings.
Excellent analytical skills.
Ability to present complex financial information to a variety of customers.
Demonstrated ability in team building and human capital development.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Human Resource Services at 410-706-2606, Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff - E1222H
Employee Class : Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Financial Disclosure: Yes
Organization: School of Social Work - Administrative Services
Job Posting: Nov 13, 2019
Unposting Date: Ongoing
Internal Number: 129861
About University of Maryland, Baltimore
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, global health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.