Leads the development and analysis of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial planning cycles including budget, forecast, and year-end reports and submissions in compliance with governmental, and US GAAPs pronouncements.
Timely and accurate preparation of relevant monthly financial statements, activity reports, financial position forecasts, and other reports as required by regulatory agencies (DOE, IG, and UoC).
Prepares value-add financial analysis, communicates financial results, operational overview, and strategic recommendations to Sr. Management in a concise, clear, and timely manner.
Oversees all financial aspects of internal and external National Laboratories and Board of Governors engagements, Graduate Research Cooperative (GRC), Joint Task Force Initiatives, and other projects by closely partnering with internal teams, senior management, and other stakeholders at the University, the National Laboratories, DOE, etc.
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 requirements, specifically the Office of Science, DOE and IG.
Administers unit-wide compliance and adherence to procurement policies, fund and grant management, program execution and overall revenue generation stewardship.
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.
Develops strong partnerships with a broad range of key internal stakeholders including: the Budget Office, Financial Services, DOE contracting offices, National Laboratories Finance and Procurement teams, Office of Legal Counsel, and a variety of external stakeholders.
Develops and leads the implementation of change management initiatives (such as shared services outsourcing) and University-wide projects.
Advises budgets for all areas within scope of responsibility. Directs quarterly and year-end reporting for the operating budget and projects under responsibility.
Conducts quantitative and qualitative analyses to monitor and manage for expense optimization by identifying market drivers, enhance strategies, or improve revenue generation.
Analyze, organize and communicate business information to ensure deliverables are meeting or exceeding expectations.
Performs other related work as needed.
BSc/BA in Accounting, Finance or relevant field.
Ten or more years of progressive experience leading the end-to-end development of budgets, strategic business plans, year-end reporting and analysis, internal and external audit, Â forecasts, and monthly results analysis in Higher-Ed, Government or Industry.
Experience in higher education /governmental entities (Finance, Grant administration, FP&A) will be a plus.
Diverse and combined experience with Fortune 500, private equity, government, Big 4 or large consulting firm.
Proven record of increased responsibility in audit, risk mitigation and compliance, financial planning & analysis, accounting, grant administration, controllership, change and project management, process improvement, operations transformation, and internal controls optimization roles.
Minimum of five years demonstrated supervisory, team building, and team development.
Prior experience with legal entity compliance, GAAP and practical implementation of governmental policies, pronouncements, and procedures.
Proven track record of superior financial and strategic analysis and operational savviness.
CPA or other relevant certification.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Power BI coupled with previous experience using financial/accounting systems.
In-depth knowledge of finance and accounting principles, commercial and govermental laws, and best practices.
Influential leader with robust critical thinking, strategic mindset, and ability to take abstract concepts into solutions.
Outstanding leader who can effectively develop talent and influence teams to consistently deliver outstanding results to senior management.
Initiate and cultivate key relationships with senior external stakeholders in the government, industry and other higher education organizations.
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 ability to work effectively and autonomously.
Relentlessly pursue financial excellence and optimization.
Plan, prioritize and oversee multiple projects, and meet deadlines for deliverables.
Proactive and follow through with attention to detail.
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