Finance & Administration Program Director: University Relations
University of Notre Dame
The University of Notre Dame (ND.jobs) is accepting applications for a Finance & Administration Program Director: University Relations.
Applications will be accepted until 1/10/2020.
The Finance and Administration Program Director will help unleash the potential of the Division with consultative fiscal management. In collaboration with the Senior Director of Financial Administration and Strategy, you will not merely ensure best practices and accurate financial administration, but partner with team, department, and divisional leadership to provide timely, accurate information and strategic advice.
We are seeking an astute financial professional who is eager to embrace new ideas and technology who finds a way to “yes”. This position is empowered to function independently in fulfilling a diverse set of responsibilities requiring advanced analytical and organizational skills, problem solving skills, the ability to streamline and enhance processes, and strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Why would I like this role?
You think good financial and accounting practices mitigate risk AND are exciting tools to move an organization towards growth and success.
You enjoy working closely with multiple layers of leadership, up to the VP level, in providing both accurate information and helpful insights.
You love new projects and initiatives - both supporting and creating them.
You love “the details” because they help you see into (and shape) the future.
You enjoy both the day-to-day financial oversight tasks as well as budgeting, forecasting, and other big-picture projects and opportunities.
You can't wait to work with a great team just bursting with big ideas - you are the final piece we need to unleash our full potential!
Do you like details? We do, too! Read on for more information:
Primary responsibilities include:
Serve as financial oversight lead - from transactional to forecasting
Manage the annual budgeting processes, ensuring appropriate allocation of funds
Manage the day-to-day financial operations of the division
Develop analytical and forecasting tools and reports for the division as well as financial operations
Collaborate on the financial implications of the division's staffing model with leadership teams
Guide department administrators on financial “best practices” for budgeting, forecasting, variance analysis, and position management
Serve as a liaison to the University's central operations (Budget Office, Controller's Office, HR, etc.)
Represent the division in business managers' meetings and on various committees.
Lead and support special projects, as determined by the Senior Director of Financial Administration and Strategy that further the division's strategy and help reach its goals.
Monitor funding availability for positions across the Division of University Relations (over 300 regular employees serve in this division)
Collaborate with hiring managers, HR, and Internal Engagement team to creating consistency and equity across positions within the division and the university in conjunction with Sr. Financial Analyst.
Minimum of 5 years of professional experience
At least 3 years of relevant financial oversight and administration
Evidence of analytical skills, especially financial and strategic analysis
Expert-level Excel skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to translate complex financial data into usable information, both verbally and visually (writing and graphs)
Evidence of strategic thinking skills to understand the overall direction and strategy for the division, and to apply relevant processes appropriately
Experience using financial/accounting software and systems
Desire and ability to collaborate and engage with division leaders and staff at all levels
Experience managing and improving processes and projects
Ability to maintain the highest degree of integrity and confidentiality is essential
Preferred Qualifications: One or more of these qualifications may enhance the potential to be viewed as a top applicant.
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration
MBA, or MS in Accounting (or related field)
Financial certification such as CPA, CMA, etc.
Experience managing large budget(s) for complex organization(s).
Experience creating (or upgrading) meaningful reports and dashboards to inform leadership decision-making
Experience using reporting and business intelligence software, with the ability and willingness to learn multiple new software systems
ABOUT NOTRE DAME: The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is an independent, national Catholic university located in Notre Dame, Ind. For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Notre Dame has received Honor Roll distinctions as one of the top 10 higher education workplaces in the country in the Chronicle of Higher Education's annual "Great Colleges to Work For" survey...and we are proud of it!
This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at https://facultyhandbook.nd.edu/?id=link-73597.
Equal Opportunity Employment Statement The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).
APPLICATION PROCESS: Please apply online at http://ND.jobs to Job # S19938. For additional information about working at the University of Notre Dame and various benefits available to employees, please visit http://hr.nd.edu/why-nd. The University of Notre Dame supports the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career Assistance Program in place to assist relocating spouses and significant others with their job search.