Finance Director, Office of the Chief Financial Officer Georgetown University
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Finance Director, Office of the Chief Financial Officer - Georgetown University
The Financial Director serves as the point of contact and direct all financial activities including financial operations and reporting, budgeting, forecasting, financial planning and ad hoc financial analysis for the units they support. They manage university funds entrusted to the units to accomplish the mission of the unit, serve as liaison to other financial offices within the Office of the CFO, and establish, implement, and monitor internal controls within the unit for continued compliance with university policies. Reporting to the Senior Associate Vice president of Budget, Financial Planning and Analysis, and supervising direct reports, the Financial Director has duties that include but are not limited to:
Supervisor & Manager - the care, managing and handling of GU financial resources, including but not limited to:
Managing and safeguarding university funds entrusted to the unit
Establishing, implementing, and monitoring internal controls within the unit for continued compliance with university policies
Managing the budget cycle development and execution process representing each phase: budget development, budget monitoring and year-end closeout
Reviewing and monitoring contracts within the units for business terms and financial impacts
Managing compensation budget and process closely with the HR representative, including merit process and compensation changes
Supervising staff, including training, managing, evaluating, coaching and mentoring
Administrator - managing, directing and controlling of financial and business activities, which include:
Directing the financial operations of the divisions - that is, accounting, purchasing, asset management, forecasting, planning, analysis, etc. - in accordance with GAAP and best practices and in coordination with the Office of the CFO
Providing financial oversight to the VP and senior management by monitoring the budget and overall financial state of the unit
Strategist - assisting the unit in assessing their financial needs and the sources of support required to meet objectives and fulfill the organizational mission:
Attending unit's planning, leadership, and senior staff meetings to understand the goals of the VP and the organization and help the VPs prioritize those priorities for financial and funding purposes
Providing financial leadership by proactively providing advice and guidance to the unit's senior management on matters of financial importance, including potential risk areas
Maintaining awareness of matters such as major projects, initiatives, and relationships in order to provide enhanced guidance and insight
Preparing multiyear budget projections, forecasts recommendations, and cost effectiveness studies for the unit
Catalyst - precipitating a fundamental change which includes:
Implementing and influencing change and drive business improvement initiatives - that is, cost savings, process improvements and innovations that add value to the unit
Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance
7+ years of relevant accounting, budget and analysis experience
CPA, Master's in Business Administration, or comparable advanced degree preferred
Knowledge of Not-for-Profit and higher education accounting, budgeting and analysis
Experience with large financial database systems, particularly Workday, and Adaptive Software Applications
Proven-track record of managing day to day financial operations of an organization
Proven-track record of developing operating budgets, financial plans, analysis and forecasts
Excellent communication (listening and speaking), diplomacy, discretion, and presentation skills
Strong interpersonal, organizational, and written and oral communications skills
Experience with supervision and process improvement and proven ability to lead and work in a team environment
Ability to work with minimal direction, to meet deadlines and exhibit a high-level attention to detail, and be a good problem solver
Ability to take initiative, exercise sound judgment, make reasoned decisions and provide leadership in a consultative and collaborative environment
Ability to work effectively in a dynamic environment with multiple and sometimes conflicting priorities
Proficiency use of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint software applications
CPA, Master's in Business Administration, or comparable advanced degree
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