Job Family: Administrative Professional - Not OT Eligible
Summary of Duties:
The CAHNRS Finance Director is the chief financial officer for the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences and is responsible for the financial integrity of the College. The CAHNRS Finance Director reports to the Dean and works closely with the Associate Deans to advise and assist in planning, integration, and control of all of the College's financial resources, with special emphasis on the development of appropriate strategies to carry out key components of the CAHNRS strategic plan.
The CAHNRS Finance Director provides leadership and oversight for all aspects of the College's financial administration, including financial and related planning; revenue and expenditure analysis, forecasting and projection; financial and management reporting; payroll and procurement; investments and risk management; as well as accounting compliance obligations and the annual audit of College funds.
This position works in partnership with the CAHNRS Operations Director, the three CAHNRS Assistant Finance Directors and unit financial managers ensuring all interactions between areas streamline processes and procedures, enhance cross functional teams and interactions with stakeholders, and provide a unified approach in meeting the College's strategic goals and leadership directions.
The Director must exercise independent judgment and creative thinking on a daily basis, recognizing key issues, addressing critical problems, and seizing opportunities for improving and enhancing CAHNRS operations. The Director develops creative solutions to meet University goals as well as solutions to internal challenges.
The Finance Director will work closely with the appropriate Associate Dean or the Dean to implement operations, policies and procedures that are consistent with the priorities established by CAHNRS leadership. It is the director's responsibility to maintain a strong communication pathway with leadership and to remain informed of current priorities.
Positions require a Bachelor's degree in a relevant field and six (6) years of progressively responsible relevant experience, which has included at least three (3) years of managerial experience. A Master's degree in a related field may be substituted for up to one (1) year of the required experience. Education and experience can be tailored to fit the specific organizational entity/directorial assignment.
Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Advanced degree or professional accreditation in business or accounting administration or related field.
Budget and finance administrator experience in a comprehensive research university.
Experience in analyzing, interpreting, and applying regulations, policies, and procedures in areas related to fiscal management and operations in a comparable, complex organization.
Thorough knowledge of budget management, projections, and reporting at college, university, or to external agencies.
Two years or more experience managing the budget and finance operations of university academic units or areas.
Knowledge of Washington Administrative Codes and WSU Business Policies and Procedures
COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
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Area/College: College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS)
Department Name: Administrative Services City, State, Zip: Pullman, WA 99164
Monthly Salary: $ 11,584 | Commensurate upon experience FTE: 100% This is a Permanent position
Screening Begin Date: This positions has been posted as Open until Filled. The screening of applicants will begin Monday, October 10, 2022
This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.
2) Cover Letter
3) Professional References
Time Type: Full time
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