The College of Natural Sciences at Colorado State University seeks applications for the position of Financial Business Officer. The Financial Business Officer is the key leader for finance and administration, and is responsible for the leadership, management and coordination of the financial operations of the College. Reporting to the Dean of the College, the Financial Business Officer serves as their strategic adviser on financial matters, and works closely with the College’s executive leadership team to plan and manage strategic initiatives, develop short and long-term financial plans, and manage financial resources to advance the mission of the College. The Financial Business Officer provides oversight and leadership for the College’s accounting operations across all departments and units within the College.
Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree and have five years of senior level experience in a related field, including three years of progressive budget planning experience as well as three years of supervisory experience, experience working within a complex organizational structure, and possess a comprehensive understanding of internal controls, Microsoft Office suite and the use of data mining tools. Experience in financial modeling, statistical techniques and data management as well an understanding of fund accounting, Governmental Accounting Standards (GASB), and Federal Uniform Guidance is desirable.
Complete applications must include a cover letter which clearly addresses how professional experiences align with identified required and preferred qualifications of this position, a current resume, and names and contact information of three professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification to candidates.
CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.
About Colorado State University - College of Natural Sciences
The College of Natural Sciences studies the foundational sciences – we ask fundamental questions and apply our knowledge to every field of study. Consisting of eight departments and 10 centers our college is a leader in research, teaching, and community engagement. We are guided by the principles of inclusiveness and integrity and believe we are most productive and impactful when we operate with recognition, appreciation, and respect for our differences. Over 4,000 undergraduate students and 700 Masters and Ph.D. candidates pursue degrees within our departments, and are taught by over 200 faculty.