The Director of Finance and Business Operations reports to the associate dean and director, serves as a senior staff leader for the regional Bloomington campus of Indiana University School of Medicine, and provides strategic leadership and management for all departmental financial activities.
Given the duel reporting structure of this organization, the incumbent will serve as the RC Fiscal Officer to the Bloomington campus and Organization Fiscal Officer to the Indiana University School of Medicine.
Duties include budget preparation, financial planning and management, grant administration, and establishment of adequate internal controls and processes. Ensures that the organization's finances remain solvent and that business practices follow all university fiscal policies and oversees the creation of internal procedures related to all financial and business tasks. Approves (or delegates approval for) all transactions, participates in financial planning, provides fiscal guidance on proposed initiatives, and develops budgets for core organization functions. Directs delegates on approving transactions, financial reporting, and creating account balance projection scenarios for all accounts. Work will often feature sensitive and critical information, and adherence to University data protection and conflict of interest policies.
The Director of Finance and Business Operations is a key member of the Executive Team within the organization and serves as the direct supervisor for an administrative staff. This position will work closely with faculty, staff, other schools, and campus leaders in a constructive, diplomatic, and informed manner.
Bachelor's degree in finance, business, or a related field and five years of relevant experience.
Combinations of related education and experiences may be considered.
Proficient communication skills. Maintains a high degree of professionalism. Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills. Demonstrates a high commitment to quality. Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment. Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty. Highly thorough and dependable. Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure. Possesses a high degree of initiative. Ability to influence internal and/or external constituents. Intermediate understanding of technology; experience using electronic platforms to perform various tasks. Demonstrated experience solving problems with independent thought. Proficiency in computer systems, including standard Office software. Advanced Excel and database skills, including familiarity with complex formulas and Pivot Tables. Ability to use standard office equipment such as phone, fax, scanner, etc. Experience managing workflows, processes, and/or data entry. Intermediate accounting skills. Ability to spot errors. Ability to develop a budget. Demonstrated ability to interpret and apply concepts and policies to daily work functions. Knowledge of various fund accounts. Ability to clearly present material and make it accessible to a variety of audiences. Ability to interpret financial documents from an accounting, policy, and practice perspective.
Working Conditions / Demands
This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
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