The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) seeks an experienced and accomplished Business Officer. The Business Officer will report directly to the Dean of CCM and be responsible for a broad range of fiscal activities and human resource functions to ensure effective operations and the achievement of organization objectives in a cost effective manner. The Business Officer is an integral member of CCM’s senior leadership team and also leads the Business Affairs Office. The financial structure of CCM is complex and includes management of general funds and designated gift funds as well as an array of endowment funds. Specifics of this position include:
Annual budget formulation and implementation
Monitoring all aspects of Performance Based Budgeting (PBB) process including forecasting
Analyze budget to maintain expenditure controls
Compile and analyze accounting records and other data to determine the financial resources required to implement programs
Match appropriations for specific programs with appropriations for broader programs, including items for emergency funds
Prepare regular and special reports and analysis to administrators as requested
Provide insightful, thought provoking observations/ideas in a coherent and compelling manner to constituents
Provide advice and technical assistance with cost analysis, fiscal allocation, and budget preparation
Seek new ways to improve efficiency and reduce expenses
Perform cost-benefit analyses to compare operating programs, review financial requests, and explore alternative financing methods
Supervise the Human Resources and Business Office staff
Develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure fiscal compliance with federal, state and UC policies and procedures
Review, interpret, and implement measures to comply with Collective Bargaining Agreements with several labor unions at the university
Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree with 8 years’ experience; OR Bachelor's degree with 10 years’ experience. Degree must be in Business Administration or related field. Financial and administrative experience is required and must include three 3 years supervision.
Additional Qualifications: The Business Officer should be able to effectively communicate complex fiscal data in a clear and concise manner and provide financial information to support decisions to or not to expend funds based on cost benefit analyses; Knowledge of management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership techniques, and coordination of people and resources; Knowledge of university policies and procedures is highly desirable along with experience in university financial management.
To apply for this position go online at http://bit.ly/2t7no6Tand submit a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three professional references.
University and CCM: The University of Cincinnati is the 10th largest research institution in the country. Nationally ranked and internationally renowned, the New York Times has called CCM “one of the nation’s leading conservatories.” CCM, a preeminent institution for the performing and media arts provides life-changing experiences within a highly creative and multidisciplinary artistic environment. The synergy created by housing CCM within a comprehensive public university gives the college its unique character and defines its objective: to educate and inspire the whole artist and scholar for positions on the world’s stage. CCM’s educational roots date back to 1867, and solid, visionary instruction has been at its core since that time.
Diversity at the University of Cincinnati and CCM: The University of Cincinnati and CCM are strongly committed to the recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty. The University invests in its faculty by sponsoring an institutional membership to the National Center for Faculty Development in Diversity and through its provostal support and active African American, Latino, and LGBTQ faculty associations and affinity groups. CCM has partnered with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) for the CSO/CCM Diversity Fellowship program, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. CCM is also engaged in the City of Cincinnati with such programs as CCM After School/Whiz Kids after-school mentoring and tutoring program with the City Gospel Mission, the Suzuki String-Program and Grades 1-3 at the School for the Creative and Performing Arts, and the Artist-in-Residence program at Twin Towers Senior Living Community.
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.