Manager Financial Operations (Law School)

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Financial Specialist II

Position Title:

Manager Financial Operations (Law School)

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Associate Dean for Administration and Finance, the Manager of Financial Operation has multiple responsibilities including directing the transactional operations, financial reporting, budget, internal controls, regulatory compliance, endowment accounting, and performing strategic planning. The manager
•manages the William & Mary Law School financial operations in support of the Law School Mission; including all operations in accordance with Federal, State, university, Foundation, and Accounting industry regulations
•Provides guidance and reliable and timely financial reports to senior management, the Law School Community and to the Board of the Law School Foundation
•Directs the day to day operations related to all aspects of financial accounting including transactional accounting; budget preparation and forecasting; departmental, dean’s level, and board level reporting
•Ensures compliance with all college, state and federal regulations; and compliance with donor intent.
•Continuously assesses efficiency and industry best practices and implements changes as required.

Required Qualifications:

•Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business or finance or comparable education or experience.
•Extensive, progressive experience in higher education or government organizations.
•Experience in all areas of position responsibility, particularly financial reporting and budget development
• In-depth knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles(GAAP).
•Detailed experience with administrative enterprise systems.
•Managerial/supervisory experience including personnel management, problem solving skills, and strong communication skills.
•Ability to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications:

•Advanced degree in related field, and/or certification or licensure in a financial field (CPA, CMA).
•Experience in Banner enterprise system including specific experience in areas of position responsibility.
•Knowledge of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s business process and systems

Advertised Pay Range:

$75,000-$85,000 Commensurate with Experience


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Full Time Operational

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Special Application Instructions:

Optional- Candidates are invited to include a statement about their past contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. This can be submitted as an attachment using the “other doc” option.

Conditions of Employment::

Position requires work outside of normal operating hours including evenings, weekends and holidays, as needed.

EEO Statement:

William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Background Check Statement:

William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Benefits Summary Statement:

William & Mary offers our employees a full array of benefits including retirement, health insurance with options for expanded dental and vision along with group and optional life insurance with coverage for spouse and children, flexible spending accounts, and an EAP (Employee Assistance Program).

Our employees enjoy additional university benefits such as educational assistance, professional development, wellness benefits, and a robust holiday schedule. All employees have access to fitness facilities on campus. Staff members also have access to the university libraries, and much more. To learn more, go to:




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Posted: 2/16/2021
Application Due: 3/8/2021
Work Type: Full Time