Assistant Director, Finance and Operations, School of Professional Studies (R0005075)
Wake Forest University
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
Type: Full Time
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: R0005075
Summary: Located in Charlotte, North Carolina, the School of Professional Studies is the newest school from Wake Forest University. SPS houses innovative graduate degree and non-degree programs, including certificates and other credentials, for working professionals.
Working with minimal supervision, the person in this role will assist the Assistant Dean of Finance and Administration in a variety of areas related to financial management, administrative operations, special projects and strategic initiatives for the School of Professional Studies.
Develops and provides financial information, support and analyses through financial management reporting for the School of Professional Studies.
Contributes to the planning, development, enhancement, and implementation of initiatives related to SPS’ operations; collaborates with campus offices to ensure consistency of processes within the University.
Manages processes (i.e. hiring, onboarding, salary/payroll administration, etc.) related to Human Resources and operations.
Leads, maintains, and audits human resources and financial related reporting and records.
Provides position descriptions and business related information to University HR in order to conduct job evaluations, market pricing, and survey responses for SPS staff.
Manages relevant technology such as the applicant tracking system, onboarding system, performance management system, web-based forms, and web content.
Assists with gathering and organizing departmental and other financial information during the annual budget process, external audits, etc.
Provides regular and ad hoc analyses; conducts research and analysis for special projects.
Performs other related duties and miscellaneous projects, as assigned.
Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Bachelor's degree plus 4-7 years of related experience or equivalent combination education and experience
Strong logical and analytical problem-solving skills; critical thinking skills with attention to detail.
General understanding and working knowledge of standard accounting principles.
Ability to interpret financial reports, analyze data & trends, and develop recommendations.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community.
Ability to analyze and interpret policy and procedural questions without the benefit of precedent; make recommendations to higher management in a coherent manner with supporting arguments.
Ability to work independently, with evidence of good judgment and high-level problem-solving skills.
Proficiency in Excel (template development, pivot tables, macros) and Access (creating queries and reports).
Knowledge of University systems, as well as Human Resources, Budget and Financial Planning practices, policies, and procedures, or ability to acquire knowledge in a short period of time.
Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate, and professional education. Founded in 1834, the University is ranked among the top thirty national universities according to U.S. News & World Report. With over 5,400 undergraduates and 3,400 graduate and professional students, the student-faculty ratio is 11:1. Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant, intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities, and a strong athletics program competing in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). Since its founding, the University has adopted the motto Pro Humanitate, which is exemplified by a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world. For more information, visit: https://about.wfu.edu/.
Wake Forest University is located in Winston-Salem, a beautiful, mid-sized city centrally located in the Piedmont-Triad region of North Carolina. A family-friendly city with high quality schools, a wide selection of restaurants and shops, outdoor recreational activities, and numerous special events, it is known for its vibrant and thriving arts and inn...ovation scenes. Residents enjoy proximity to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains (1.5 hours) and Atlantic beaches (4 hours), a moderate climate with four distinct seasons, and a very reasonable cost of living. Winston-Salem offers many of the amenities of a large city but with the sense of community and quality of life of a small town. For more information, visit: www.visitwinstonsalem.com.
The School of Business
The AACSB-accredited, nationally ranked Wake Forest University School of Business offers undergraduate academic programs in Accountancy, Finance, Business and Enterprise Management, and Mathematical Business as well as graduate programs encompassing the Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA), Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA), Master of Science in Management (MSM), and Master of Business Administration (MBA). Courses are offered at the beautiful home campus in Winston-Salem, the Wake Forest University Charlotte Center, and/or online depending upon the chosen program.
Wake Forest University continues to rank as a top school for undergraduate business education (ranked #21 by Poets & Quants for Best Undergraduate Business Programs in 2022). Wake Forest MSA students have earned the #1 CPA Pass Rate more than any other school in the past 20 years, and the MSA Program has been listed as a “Top 20 Program” by the Public Accounting Report. For 2023, U.S. News & World Report ranked the part-time MBA Program #1 in North Carolina and #19 in the nation while The Economist ranked the MSM Program as #2 in Career Opportunities and #5 overall for 2021. For more information about the School of Business, visit: https://business.wfu.edu/.