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Reference Number 93-30782 Posted Job Title EXEC DIR FISCAL OPERATIONS BSD School Name Business Services Org Business Services Posted to the Web 01/12/2019 Posted Job/Salary Grade 032 Employment Type Exempt Hours N/A Position Type Full Time Position Schedule M-Fr 8:30-5:30 Months 12 Position Length Ongoing Position End Date University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

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The Business Services Division (BSD) supports the individual and collective needs of the Penn community by promoting a hospitable, customer-friendly campus environment through the provision of mission-critical services and essential operations. BSD’s mission is to provide high-quality service in a fiscally responsible manner. The Division is currently focused on three major initiatives: Revenue growth/retention through improved marketing efforts, extended services, and development of new distribution channels; driving productivity for the Division and its customers through the better use of technology, and enhancing service offerings through upgrades and expansions of facilities. http://cms.business-services.upenn.edu/


Reporting to the Vice President of Business Services this position is responsible for all financial operations and reporting for 19 business units. Divisional leader for financial planning, analysis, stewardship and strategy. Current budget $160 M operating revenue & Annual Capital Plan ($30-$50 M in capital spending). The position also has direct responsibility for specific business units that currently include the University Hotels (over $40 M combined revenues), Penn Home Ownership Services, and fiscal oversight for the Morris Arboretum ($9 M in operating revenue and investment income; $60M endowment). This role serves as a member of the division’s senior management team and the impact of the decision-making supports programmatic initiatives of the division and contributes to University-wide goals. This role also serves as a key liaison with partner organizations across the University, especially Facilities and Real Estate Services, the Office of Budget and Management Analysis, the Office of Audit Compliance and Privacy, and Risk Management.


Master’s Degree in Finance and Accounting and at least 10 years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. CPA is preferred. Demonstrated expertise in financial reporting, data analysis, analytical tools (spreadsheets, report writers, databases), and productivity software. Understanding of Responsibility Center Management (RCM) and fund accounting highly desirable. Experience with Oracle/University financial systems a plus. Expertise in analyzing, reporting and presenting on complex information. Proven ability to prepare, analyze and present standard and customized financial, cash flow, activity reports and interpret financial position. Strong background in non-fund accounting, real estate, tax requirements and related financial issues. Excellent inter-personal and communications (written and oral) skills. Strong sense of accountability and stewardship for University resources. Ability to create and monitor strong control environment. Successful track record of people leadership and development. Ability to implement sound financial policies and practices with diverse constituents.

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Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

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    Posted: 4/19/2019
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