Executive Director, Finance and Business Office - Tepper School of Business-2014623
: Job Summary
The Tepper School of Business is among the world's best business schools consistently placing among the top-ranked schools for both undergraduate and graduate programs. Our mission is to improve the leadership and problem-solving capabilities of individuals to improve their value to organizations and society. We strive for perfection in the creation and dissemination of knowledge that is evident in scientific principles and interdisciplinary collaboration, and our focus toward improving the practice and profession of management.
We are seeking an Executive Director, Finance/Business Office to join the leadership team. This is an excellent opportunity if you thrive in an interesting and challenging work environment. In this role, you will serve as an expert and forward-thinking leader with excellent business analytics skills to lead the school's finance and business office operations. Additionally, you will effectively manage a team of dedicated and experienced staff; analyze and coordinate all financial and budget matters related to faculty, research initiatives, students and staff; and lead all aspects of the planning and delivery of efficient and effective financial and administrative services.
Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer in the Dean's Office, you will maintain oversight responsibility for an operating budget of approximately $70m and will work hand-in-hand with the dean, senior associate deans, as well as with Carnegie Mellon's central finance division to ensure fiscal integrity of the Tepper School's operations.
In addition, you will work collaboratively and respectfully with all constituents of the Tepper School and the university including faculty, staff and students; communicate and interact effectively with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community; and demonstrate excellent interpersonal, presentation, and analytical skills.
Core responsibilities will include:
Setting overall financial strategy, direction and guidelines to include integration and rollout of university programs as well as strategic direction of specific initiatives or programs. Ensuring the college/division meets compliance standards with external agency regulations, governmental regulations and contract requirements as well as compliance with internal policies, procedures and practice guidelines.
Developing and implementing short and long-term financial plans and associated controls and monitoring in support of strategic and tactical objectives; formulating unit policies and guidelines; providing counsel on matters of policy, administration and business planning.
Serving as the principal manager responsible for ongoing fiscal management of the school including the review and implementation of salary administration, accounting operations, and financial reporting.
Overseeing the preparation of sponsored research and other external funding proposals, as well as administration of all executed grants and agreements.
Providing leadership for the procure-to-pay cycle, collaborating with central to drive continuous improvement efforts to reduce costs and improve operating efficiency.
Consulting and/or coordinating with the University Contracts Office and/or Office of Sponsored Projects.
Leading the review and approval of financial transactions and ensuring compliance with and adherence to all applicable policies and procedures.
Ensuring the delivery of high-quality analysis and reports of all financial functions.
Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within Tepper. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.
You should demonstrate:
Leadership in financial planning, business operations, and managing resources;
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written;
Ability to collaborate and work closely with others in a team setting;
Capability to inspire teams and individuals toward effective completion of projects;
Excellent business analytical and fiscal management skills in a complex, regulated environment;
Customer service orientation, excellence, and focus; and
Ability to mentor and develop staff to reach their full potential for the benefit of the individual and the organization.
Bachelors in finance, accounting, or related field required; Masters preferred.
Minimum ten years of business administration or financial administration required; five years of significant management and financial responsibility required.
Experience with research administration in a non-profit environment is desirable, and prior experience in a university and/or non-profit environment preferred.
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Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.
Job Function: Finance / Accounting / Payroll
Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
Time Type: Full Time
Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
Internal Number: 2014623
About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.