The Division of Finance & Administration at the State University of New York at Oneonta is seeking a Director of Finance. The ideal candidate should possess strong analytical skills, the ability to think strategically, excellent communications skills, exceptional Excel proficiency and strong interpersonal and leadership abilities. The Director of Finance will report to the Associate Vice President of Finance & Administration and will be part of a collaborative team within the division charged with university financial planning and strategy development. The functions of the position will include: conducting complex financial analyses; gathering, analyzing, interpreting, and organizing data from various financial systems into useable information and presenting to various constituents for decision making purposes; ensuring thorough, accurate and efficient reconciliation processes exist to support accurate and informative financial reporting, projections, and recommendations. The Director of Finance will prepare financial statements, reconcile multipart programs and processes, develop, and maintain ad-hoc reports, implement efficiencies, and process improvements, and oversee the revenue accounting function.
The successful candidate will be highly collaborative with colleagues in the Division and across the University, joining a dedicated team who are committed to serving the members of the campus community, our students, and their families.
Perform complex and comprehensive financial and project-based analyses.
Provide/prepare information extracted from various complex and interconnected financial systems for presentation to senior administration to support strategic planning and decision making.
Assist with multi-year revenue projections to aid in the development of multi-year financial plans and strategies.
Analyze finance/business-related operations & leverage multiple financial systems to identify efficiencies and process improvements.
Design and deliver informative presentations; effectively communicating complex ideas and concepts in a clear and concise manner to non-financial audiences.
Improve, develop, recommend, and implement accounting/finance and business-related policies and procedures.
Prepare various internal and external University financial reports.
Work with SUNY System Administration to implement new accounting standards, procedures, and systems.
Research, analyze and resolve complex accounting issues, often used to determine best practices.
Provide leadership and oversight of the Accounting Office; ensuring revenue, cash flow/cash balances, fund balances, expenditures and related transactions are managed accurately while adhering to Federal, State, SUNY and local policies.
Maintain an effective control environment to safeguard university assets.
Salary: $82,000 - 85,000- commensurate with experience. Information on SUNY's comprehensive benefits offerings can be found at https://www.suny.edu/benefits.
Bachelor's degree in business or finance related degree.
6+ years of financial analysis-related or business experience in progressively responsible positions.
6+ years of experience working in financial systems and databases.
Proven ability to communicate financial data to non-financial audiences.
Advanced Microsoft Excel skills and ability to perform high-level data analysis.
Bachelor's degree in accounting.
Experience working in Higher Education Finance - Specifically SUNY.
Experience working with Ellucian Banner, ARGOS, SUNY FMS and SUNY BI.
Experience working with and serving diverse populations.
SUNY Oneonta enrolls about 5,500 students who pursue bachelor's or master's degrees or certificates in one of 70-plus academic programs. Known as an exemplary residential campus that values inclusion, service and sustainability, SUNY Oneonta is a nurturing community where students grow intellectually, thrive socially, and live purposefully.
The university is located in the City of Oneonta, nestled in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains about a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia. With a population just shy of 14,000, Oneonta is one of the 20 Most Picturesque Small Towns in America, according to Microsoft News. The natural beauty of the region is breathtaking year-round. Each season offers outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, boating, swimming, and skiing. Employees give SUNY Oneonta high marks for work/life balance, management, and culture. The university's indeed.com rating is 4.4, with one recent review noting that the people are what make SUNY Oneonta so special.
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