Associate Vice President for Financial Management - Schools

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Associate VP, Financial Management - Schools manages the School Finance Directors and budget analyst. Finance Directors are located in the George Washington University's schools and divisions. Each Finance Director serves as the primary point of contact relative to financial operations within their respective units.

This position provides leadership to the school Finance Directors who are responsible for leading the processes that establish, implement and monitor the systems of internal controls to ensure compliance with university policies and procedures. The school Finance Directors are responsible for direct financial operations, approval of financial transactions in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), university policies and best practices.

Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Provide leadership to the school Finance Directors and is responsible for development coordination and consolidation of schools' annual budget, forecast, long range plan and capital budget.

Work closely with the Provost Office and the Dean's to provide meaningful financial analysis. Coordinate communication and collaboration on recurring business operations and special projects.

Implementation of best practices across the university and within the schools working with the AVP, Financial Management - Divisions, the Budget Office and the Vice Provost for Finance.

Facilitate change through encouraging the Finance Directors to seek innovative approaches to addressing problems; assists with the implementation of change as necessary.

This position has supervisory responsibilities and oversees professional development and succession planning for the school Finance Directors.

Position will also require travel between Ashburn and Foggy Bottom campuses.

Perform other work related duties as assigned. The omission of duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Advanced degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 12 years of relevant professional experience. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:

CPA or MBA or comparable advanced degree is strongly preferred.
At least ten years of progressively comprehensive budget and financial planning leadership experience and responsibility within a large, complex environment.
Demonstrated ability to develop budget policy and align programmatic priorities with current and future financial resources.
Proven-track record of developing operating budgets and utilizing rigorous modeling skills and statistical methods of financial planning, analysis and forecasting.
Knowledge and experience of business practices in a complex higher education organization is desirable.
Highly effective communication, organizational, leadership, and interpersonal skills.


Campus Location: Foggy Bottom College/School/Department: Financial Management Family Finance and Business Sub-Family Division/School Financial Management Stream Executive Level Level 2 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40+ Work Schedule: 8AM - 5PM, Hours may vary Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work. Telework: No Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants: Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: S006337 Job Open Date: 05/15/2017 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Posting Specific Questions
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  1. * Do you have an advanced degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 12 years of relevant professional experience?
    (Open Ended Question)
  2. * Do you have supervisory experience? Please explain.
    (Open Ended Question)
  3. * What is your expected salary range?
    (Open Ended Question)

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      Posted: 5/16/2017
      Application Due: 5/31/2017
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