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The Assistant Director is part of a small, highly-skilled analytical budget and finance team that is committed to the core values of service, transparency, accuracy, timeliness, and data-driven decision making. This team supports and advises the Assistant Vice President and, through that position, the Vice President of Finance & Administration and the President on campus-wide budget matters. The Assistant Director provides outreach and support to all levels of staff and leadership on budget management and development of financial plans, and is a critical collaborator in the development and ongoing improvement of the University’s long-term financial plan. As a campus subject-matter expert on issues relating to budgets and finances, the Assistant Director provides the best possible budgetary analyses, budget processes, and service to University leadership. The Assistant Director should have a passion for practicing positive and inclusive leadership with a comfortable and confident demeanor that constructively engages others in managing change.
- Provide assistance with financial modeling and analyses to support development of unified all-funds revenue and expense multi-year operating and capital budgets for all units - Proactively work with budget leads and unit leadership to improve financial outcomes - Provide actionable recommendations to senior leadership on critical issues, supported by robust financial analyses that identify relevant drivers, trends, benchmarks, risks and opportunities - Effectively and thoughtfully communicate the financial health of the University in the context of strategic priorities - Provide staff support to the Planning and Budgeting Committee and to the Finance & Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees - Prepare executive level financial presentations and reports - Serve on working groups and committees across campus - Develop strong, collaborative relationships with senior leadership, budget leads, faculty, administrators, and staff within all units
- Participate in new system development and implementation as needed - Mentor and train individual budget leads and new University employees - Other duties as needed or as assigned by the Assistant Vice President for Budget and Financial Planning
- Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, business administration, or a related discipline, and, 4 – 6 years of progressively responsible budget, finance, or accounting experience obtained in a comparably complex institution or equivalent combination of education and experience - Extensive knowledge and experience working with an enterprise financial system - Advanced working knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint and Word; solid working knowledge of Access - Demonstrated success providing high quality analysis (financial analysis, pro forma modeling, variance analysis, activity-based costing analysis, financial statement analysis) and recommendations that influence outcomes and improve financial results - Demonstrated strength at communicating persuasively in both oral and written forms - Ability to communicate financial information and insights directly and effectively to a variety of audiences, and to link financial information to strategic priorities
- CPA and/or Master’s degree in business administration or other relevant analytical field - Extensive knowledge and experience with Banner Finance - Past performance that exceeded expectations in a Higher Education environment
- Must be able to physically attend numerous meetings across campus, as well as travel for several days at a time to occasional meetings out of the area - Must be able to work sustained periods of time on a computer and phone - Extended hours and weekend work may be required for special projects and peak work periods
About Saint Joseph's University
For over 160 years, Saint Joseph’s University has been engaging men and women in a rigorous Jesuit education that empowers them to become leaders in their industries and communities. An expansive liberal arts curriculum that serves as a foundation for all students, combined with programs tailored to meet the needs of complex and evolving fields prepare students for all of their post-graduate pursuits. As a Jesuit institution, guided by a faith that promotes justice, Saint Joseph’s University educates for a higher purpose; service is central to the Jesuit identity, and students are expected to improve the common good by utilizing their skills and knowledge to promote tolerance, compassion and social justice.