The Director, Finance & Administration for the Office of the Provost assists Executive Directors in Finance & Administration in managing budget, procurement, staff HR, faculty hiring, and related compliance activities for academic colleges and the Library.
Assists with the division-wide annual budgeting process related to reviewing college data entry and ensuring balanced budgets in CoogPlan (Hyperion).
Ensures financial accountability and compliance with state, university and external funding agency guidelines, and assists in the implementation of related division-wide business processes and best practices.
Assists in the development, implementation, and maintenance of the annual faculty hiring plan for all colleges.
Manages faculty hiring, start up, and budget allocation databases in Finance & Administration.
Analyzes financial data using CoogPlan (Hyperion), PeopleSoft queries, and the Student Dashboard, and produces customized reports on college financials for the Provost.
Assists with division-wide mock-audits to ensure compliance with state and university policies and procedures.
Assists in managing annual division-wide Human Resources projects such as ePerformance and merit. Acts as central point of contact for all colleges; reviews and analyzes data submitted from all units; prepares consolidated reports/responses for Office of the Provost, Human Resources, and the Budget Office.
Develops and deploys relevant training modules for division-wide business staff.
Oversees Monthly Checklist process for division.
Facilitates all documents submitted by colleges for Senior VP (Provost)-level approval.
Researches, assesses, and manages the resolution of highly complex issues related to college interface activities as needed.
Performs other job-related duties as required.
Bachelors and 5 years experience
Education: Requires a thorough understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of an analytical, technical or professional discipline; or the basic knowledge of more than one professional discipline. Knowledge of the discipline is normally obtained through a formal, directly job-related 4 year degree from a college or university or an equivalent in-depth specialized training program that is directly related to the type of work being performed.Experience: Requires a minimum of five (5) years of directly job-related experience.Certification/Licensing: None.
Experience will not be considered in lieu of education.
Education will not be considered in lieu of experience.
The ideal candidate for this position should possess the following:
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Service leadership skills including mutual respect, active listening, responsiveness, empathy, advocacy, and transparency.
Ability to take initiative, problem solve, exercise excellent judgment, demonstrate critical thinking skills and adapt to shifting priorities in diverse setting.
Ability to clearly interpret and implement policies and procedures.
Ability to prioritize and multi-task.
Highest level of professionalism and respect for confidentiality.
Ability to interact with all levels of internal and external constituents.
Higher Education experience.
Experience with PeopleSoft Finance and HR preferred.
Experience with Hyperion Planning preferred.
Experience in Human Resources adminsitration preferred.
Experience in budget planning and financial management preferred.
Experience managing contracts preferred.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite preferred.
Demostrated ability in Excel to develop and maintain complex databases.
The following documents are required:
Cover letter must address the above noted posting and preferred qualifications.
Three work references. The hiring department expects you to name current or past supervisors.
NOTE: We will maintain your confidentiality and notify you in advance of making contact with any of your references. References will be contacted only after the interviewing process has been completed.
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