Assistant Director, Cost Analysis and Audit - Finance Division-2014626
: Job Summary
The Finance Division provides financial management, enterprise planning and stewardship in support of education, research, and strategic goals of the university. Our mission is to provide university partners with the tools and resources needed to be well-informed leaders and effective decision makers.
We are searching for an Assistant Director, Cost Analysis and Audit to join the team. This is an exciting opportunity if you thrive in an interesting and meaningful work environment. In this role, you will responsible for leading the cost department and providing strong guidance, direction and management support to cost team members. Reporting to the Sr. Director, Sponsored Projects and Cost Analysis, you will also be responsible for providing experienced advice to campus regarding compliance with federal regulations, stay current on changes in Federal, State and other applicable regulations and institutional policies and procedures impacting the activities of the department.
Core responsibilities include:
Analyze the results of the university F&A, fringe and recharge center rates to identify variances and funding issues, and propose solutions; to include forecasting of F&A and fringe expenses and preparing statistical information and charts (i.e. quarterly financial reports, ad-hoc) for the financial review process.
Assist with the development of policies and procedures to include crafting new ones, analyzing existing ones, and implementing changes in an effort of continuous evaluation of business practices, as well as staying ahead of industry best-practices; this will also include dissemination of information and respective training initiatives, both internally within the department and for the campus community.
Engage in audits relating to sponsored projects, F&A, and compliance with regulations to include managing the audit as well as resolution of potential compliance, funding, personnel and budget findings.
Provide expertise and consultation to campus departments, central administration staff, and senior management related to regulatory and policy issues, fiscal management, and budget development; this will include developing training materials for use in communicating and educating campus personnel.
Administrative duties that include managing a team to identify, define, and resolve potential compliance, funding, personnel, and budget issues. Lead the activities of this staff in the performance of cost accounting and audit functions, build professional development goals and actively participate in managing their performance.
Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within Finance. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission through their work.
You should demonstrate:
Capability to consult with senior management for F&A and fringe benefit expense considerations.
Ability to communicate with all levels of the CMU community, through verbal and written channels.
Knowledge of current changes in federal regulations, OMB Uniform Guidance, FARs, and Cost Accounting Standards governing cost accounting activity.
Ability to understand and interpret regulations in order to operationalize its impact on university policy and procedure.
A natural orientation towards collaboration; ability to build and maintain strong, effective relationships.
Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting or related field required; MBA, Master's in research administration or related field preferred.
Minimum ten years' experience in a cost accounting required; experience in higher education highly desired. Leadership experience strongly preferred.
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Job Function: Finance / Accounting / Payroll
Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
Time Type: Full Time
Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
Internal Number: 2014626
About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.