Director, Enterprise Financial Reporting

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Director, Enterprise Financial Reporting

Job ID: 222678
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Summary
Responsible for leading a team tasked with creating report solutions, conducting data analysis, designing, collecting data and training to satisfy and support finance stakeholders. Supports the various enterprise wide financial solutions which includes responsibility for building data models, creating metadata, and developing processes to deliver statistical analysis and data visualization. Responsible for executing the Fiscal Services data strategy, driving the department's data analytics efforts, owning financial reporting and training throughout the department and supporting the external customers who use the Fiscal Services reporting options. Responsible for supporting, identifying, quantifying, and generating Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)/metrics to track performance throughout the department to Fiscal Services. Serves as the liaison with finance, business managers, department managers, The University System of Georgia (USG) and Board of Regents (BOR) for data requests and collects and translates business requirements.


  1. Plans and directs the personnel, financial and operational activities of the Enterprise Financial Reporting team
  2. Directly supervises a team of managers, analysts and student workers that are responsible for data collection, training, reporting, KPIs and other tasks as assigned
  3. Performs open ended analyses efforts, ad hoc requests, and reporting on both financial, position and operational data
  4. Acts as primary contact for Office of Enterprise Financial Reporting in addressing queries and issues
  5. Global process owner SAS Business Intelligence or comparable tool to create financial reports for departments at KSU
  6. Performs quality assurance and oversight of financial reporting and data
  7. Coordinates and manages communication for the office and department using various tools and platforms including but not limited to website (updates), text, email, and Facebook
  8. Maintains, develops, and communicates reporting services and programs to relevant stakeholders
  9. Develops, implements, maintains, and supports professional development of staff and student workers
  10. Collects, analyzes, and reports data related to all departmental activities within the various financial systems
  11. Collaborates with units external to the assigned department to enhance services provided, including but not limited to various offices at the University to create appropriate financial reports to be used on campus
  12. Collaborates with the Office of Institutional Research and University Information Technology Services to ensure campus needs are accomplished for financial reporting and associated tools
  13. Plans, designs and leads training for use of financial reporting tools and other financial systems
  14. Utilizes project management to facilitate assignments and organize requests for financial reports from campus

Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements
Bachelors degree from an accredited institution of higher education in Computer Science, Business, Information Management, Statistics, Economics, Finance or related field

Required Experience
Five (5) years of experience related to position including a minimum of (3) years previous management and supervisory skills required.

Preferred Qualifications
Additional Preferred Qualifications
Familiar with PeopleSoft Financials and HCM
Familiar with students accounts receivable in Banner a plus

Preferred Educational Qualifications
Master's degree from an accredited institution of higher education in Information Management, Statistics, Information Systems, Computer Sciences, Business, Economics, Finance or related field

Preferred Experience
Extensive experience in data analysis, analytics, and decision support systems

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Working knowledge using Oracle PeopleSoft Financials ERPs
  • Working knowledge in an Oracle database 11.x environment
  • Working knowledge of Fund Accounting, budget and finance in a higher education environment preferred
  • Knowledge of data analysis, analytics, and decision support systems
  • Requires advanced understanding of financial modeling & budget management.
  • Advanced knowledge of and experience working in data visualization tools (i.e. SAS, PowerBI, Tableau, etc.) and SharePoint.
  • Experience formulating and tracking KPIs and metrics.
  • Experience with leading data governance efforts at scale (e.g. managing data definitions across organization)
  • Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e. Microsoft Office suite, PeopleSoft Financials and HCM, Tableau, SAS, TOAD, BI tools and similar desktop productivity applications)
  • Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, organization, communication
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills, particularly related to listening, team building, and conflict strong analytical skills
  • Strong Project management skills
  • Analytical, information systems, or strategic planning experience in a higher education organization
  • Advanced data and reporting skills with the demonstrated ability to prepare and present complex information concepts and convey business relevance to a variety of audiences(including non-technical)
  • Able to apply a working knowledge of Structural Query Language (SQL) in relational database environments (i.e. Oracle)
  • Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines resolution

Equal Employment Opportunity
Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin race religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007. Participant ID: 61415

Other Information
This is a supervisory position.
This position has financial responsibilities.
No, this position will not be required to drive.
This role is considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position may travel 1% - 24% of the time
This position does not require security clearance.

Background Check
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Job No:
Posted: 2/11/2021
Application Due: 2/11/2033
Work Type: Full Time