Leads the development and analysis of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial planning cycles including budget, forecast, and long-range strategic plans.
Responsible for the timely and accurate preparation of relevant financial statements, activity reports, financial position forecasts, and other reports as required by regulatory agencies.
Prepares timely value-add financial analysis, key performance indicators and dashboards.
Communicates financial results, operational overview, and strategic recommendations to senior management in a concise, clear, and timely manner.
Oversees all financial aspects of internal and external audit engagements by closely partnering with auditors, senior management, executive and operational committees, and other stakeholders at the University.
Implements, improves, and oversees unit-wide operational efficiency, strengthens internal controls, and enhances the utilization of ERP systems.
Ensures timely compliance of federal, state, and local governmental and international requirements.
Oversees unit-wide compliance and adherence to procurement policies, fund and gift management, program execution and overall revenue generation stewardship.
Creates business-driven financial analyses, ensuring alignment with business strategies, priorities, and financial requirements.
Implements efficient and effective strategic and operational long-range plans by leveraging business-driven inputs, performance metrics and a robust sales and investment pipeline.
Provides financial and operational consulting services to the senior leadership team on key strategic initiatives to help the units stay focused on achieving their strategic goals.
Collaborates with the Polsky Center teams to appropriately document financial aspects of patent applications and patent prosecution, license and interinstitutional agreements, and science venture equity and investments.
Develops strong partnerships with a broad range of key internal stakeholders, including the Budget Office, Financial Services, and Office of Legal Counsel, and external stakeholders, including partners and collaborators in higher education, industry, and government.
Works closely with Polsky Center team and partners, including the Office of Civic Engagement, to appropriately document financial aspects of community engagement programs and services as well as facilities charges and space use.
Assists with unit-wide staffing priorities in-line with changing business priorities, through rigorous resource tracking, reporting and financial forecasting.
Develops and leads the implementation of change management initiatives (such as shared services outsourcing) and Center-wide projects.
Leads and develops a high performing team by establishing a talent strategy, coverage plan, succession planning, mentoring, and coaching.
Recommends the management of operating and capital budgets, information and accounting systems, revenue billing and collection, and the monitoring of expenditures on active accounts.
Advises budgets for all areas within scope of responsibility. Directs quarterly and year-end reporting for the operating budget.
Performs other related work as needed.
BSc/BA in accounting, finance or relevant field.
Fifteen or more years of progressive experience leading the end-to-end development of budgets, strategic business plans, revenue/expense forecasts, and monthly results analysis in industry (Fortune 500, private equity, government), Big 4 or large consulting firm.
Working knowledge in higher education coupled with a strong background in industry and/or business consulting.
Proven record of increased responsibility in internal and external audit, financial planning & analysis, controllership, international accounting, global treasury, transfer pricing, change and project management, operations transformation and optimization roles.
Minimum of ten years demonstrated supervisory, team building, and team development experience.
Prior experience with global operations, legal entity compliance, IFRS GAAP, technology transfer, patent and IP management.
Proven track record of superior financial and strategic analysis and operational savvy.
CPA or other relevant certification.
Influential leader with robust critical thinking, strategic mindset and ability to take abstract concepts into solutions.
Exceptional leader who can effectively develop and manage a team to consistently deliver outstanding results to senior management.
Excellent communicator with superior writing and presentation skills.
Prioritize tasks; work on multiple assignments.
Anticipate industry, market, academic and regional change to develop an action plan that will support unitâ™s success and deliver business demands.
Thrive in a fast-paced, ambiguous environment and exhibit the highest personal and professional standards of integrity.
Consistently display initiative, motivation, discipline, and work effectively and autonomously.
In-depth knowledge of finance and accounting principles, laws, and best practices.
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Power BI coupled with previous experience using financial/accounting systems.
Cultivate finance environment that challenges tradition and inspires innovation.
Relentlessly pursue financial excellence and optimization.
Plan, prioritize and oversee multiple projects, and meet deadlines for deliverables.
Effectively manage and empowers teamâ™s high performance.
Proactive and follow through with attention to detail.
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