Assistant Dean of Finance, Harpur College

Job description

Category:: Professional
Department:: Arts and Sciences Dean
Locations:: Binghamton, NY
Posted:: Sep 2, 2020
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Ref. No.:: 02063

About Binghamton University:

Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life - promotes extraordinary student success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 18,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.

Job Description:

Budget Title: Assistant Dean (SL-5)

Salary: $85,000 dependent on experience

Financial Planning and Budgeting:

  • Responsible for managing, planning and organizing the financial operations of Harpur College, including implementing sound financial planning and planning tools, business analytics and financial controls
  • Participate in the development of multi-year financial plans, both operational and capital, allowing for the successful management of Harpur College
  • Work directly with department chairs, on all faculty offer letters regarding the financial commitments on the part of Harpur College

Fiscal and business decision-making support:

  • Primary source of expertise for Harpur College's financial operations and processes
  • Assist in decision-making related to the deployment of financial resources to strategically drive initiatives in response to rapidly changing economic or academic environments
  • Coordinate the development and maintenance of a financial structure for Harpur College based on an all-funds approach which is transparent, accountable, responsive, and inclusive
  • Work with key members of the University Business Office, Provost's Office, Binghamton University Foundation and Research Foundation to develop, interpret, coordinate and communicate Harpur financial policies and procedures
  • Serve as the delegated authority for financial decisions, within the overall financial plan of the college, as established by the Dean

Curricular Planning:

  • Review the financial impact of the proposed Departmental Curricular Plans and review and approve changes to the Curricular Plan Budget throughout the year

Human Resources related tasks:

  • Collaborate with HR and the Assistant Dean for Administration on financial issues related to hires within Harpur College

Departmental and Program Support:

  • Provide financial guidance to department chairs, program directors and administrative support staff
  • Coordinate the flow of financial information between the individual departments/programs within Harpur College and the BU Foundation and Research Foundation


  • Provide backup to the Accounting and Financial Analyst and the Assistant Dean for Administration as needed
  • Lead the Administrative Team within the Dean's Office


  • Master's Degree in accounting, finance or related field
  • Minimum of five years of experience in Financial Management
  • Minimum of five years of supervisory experience
  • Excellent organizational, supervisory, and written/verbal communications skills
  • Ability to work comfortably with a diverse group of people


  • CPA
  • Knowledge of academic setting

Additional Information:

Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.

Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at [email protected]

Payroll information can be found on our website

Cover letters may be addressed "To the Search Committee."

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The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

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Application Instructions:

Deadline for Internal Applicants: September 21, 2020

Deadline for External Applicants: Open until filled

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the vacancy is filled.

Persons interested in this position should apply online.

Please submit:

  1. Resume,
  2. Cover letter, and
  3. Contact information for three professional references

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Posted: 9/8/2020
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