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Director of Finance and Operations

Company: University of St Thomas
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

OVERVIEW:
The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for a Director of Finance and Operations position within the College of Arts and Sciences. - -The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. - The University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer (EEO). - All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. We are committed to building a skilled team that represents a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. This commitment is consistent with our mission: Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good. - A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission. -JOIN OUR COMMUNITYThe University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes:Up to 100% tuition remission for employees, spouses, and dependents upon eligibilityA generous Employer retirement contribution of 9.4% of annual salary upon eligibilityMedical, dental, and vision optionsEmployer-paid disability, life, and AD benefits -JOB SUMMARY -The Director of Finance and Operations is responsible for budgeting and financial management in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). The Director assists with: the creation of an annual budget for operating and restricted funds; financial analysis; the management and reporting of expenditures; forecasting, compensation; and headcount. The Director is responsible for most administrative transactions in support of compensation, employee changes, business transactions, purchases, and contract management. The Director is responsible for staff management in CAS. - The Director reports to the Dean of CAS and works closely with the CAS leadership team and relevant faculty and staff in CAS departments and programs. - -ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS -Budgeting: Develop overall CAS budget and five-year plan in alignment with strategic plans and university parameters. Prepare budget materials for the deans' review and approval. Liaison to university staff regarding budget matters, and putting together budgets to attract and generate resources. Assists CAS departments with budget proposals, financial analysis, forecasting, and pricing - -Financial Management:Monitor financial performance monthly in consultation with CAS departments to ensure bottom-line performance. Assists departments in resolving day-to-day budget, financial, and payroll questions. Serve as liaison to Controller's Office, Accounts Payable, Payroll and Purchasing Services. Approves expenditures for CAS. -Operations - Handle various administrative functions, which may (for example) include the following:Work with college personnel to provide training and support in the effective use of all university financial and operational software, e.g.: Banner, Cognos Budget Tool, Non-Base Compensation, Adjunct and Overload Faculty contract systems, etc.; assist in problem-solving solutions as appropriate.Assist in gathering, analyzing, and reporting data and structuring processes for compliance.Personnel Management - Serve as a resource and/or supervise CAS staff involved in financial and related operational functions (e.g., gathering, analyzing, and reporting data). -Other business functions as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:
Minimum QualificationsBA/BS in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or a related field.Five years of relevant accounting/business experience. -Fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or eligible for legally required exemption such as a medical or religious reason.Preferred QualificationsMBA, CPA, or CMA -An equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills have been acquired may be substituted. -HOW TO APPLYAll interested candidates must apply online at https://www.stthomas.edu/jobs/. Follow the instructions to complete an online application which includes creating or updating an applicant profile, uploading a resume, and completing a job specific application. -In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires consent and successful completion of a background screening.Official job posting is available at www.stthomas.edu/jobs.

Keywords: University of St Thomas, St. Paul , Director of Finance and Operations, Executive , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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