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Vice President, Financial Planning and Operations

Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA

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Georgia State University

Vice President, Financial Planning and Operations

Georgia State University, Office of the Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer (COO), is seeking a forward-thinking financial and operations strategist. Reporting to the Executive Vice President & COO, the Vice President, Financial Planning and Operations (VP) will lead the University-wide strategic financial planning, budgeting, and financial analysis efforts.

Financial planning and analysis include creating, updating, and maintaining the University’s five-year operating and capital plans; financial forecasting; resource planning and analysis; and decision support, leveraging business intelligence, data, and systems. The VP is also responsible for providing regular updates and analysis with regards to the University’s forecast and financial condition, and any ad-hoc analyses, as deemed necessary or requested. In addition, the VP provides advice and counsel to a broad range of constituencies throughout the University to address challenges and identify opportunities for a complex public research university.

Job Duties:

    Create and maintain a service-oriented culture within the planning and operations functions and the business teams that supports leadership, the colleges, and administrative units throughout the UniversityDevelop short-term and long-term financial plans in accordance with university strategic and business objectivesAssess the financial performance of current and proposed projects, plans, and other business operations and work with the EVP & COO, to establish budget targets for each area of the UniversityAssure optimum utilization of financial resources through sound forecasting to assess the financial condition of the UniversityProvide guidance and direction to the colleges and administrative units in financial planning to achieve desired goals and resultsWork collaboratively with campus stakeholders on policy and process changes that impact the use of university fiscal resourcesMentor and train financial officers across the University in leading financial planning and analysis standards and practicesPartner with University leadership and various campus offices in reviewing and analyzing financial data, including forecasting and monitoring of revenues and capital, operating, research, and human capital expensesOversee the university’s business intelligence and decision support functionsWork with university leadership to develop the strategic roadmap for Business Intelligence including reporting administrative and academic metricsLead a team of analysts, including selecting, training, developing, and reviewing performanceLead and oversee various University initiatives and strategic projects as they relate to budgetary and financial analysis functions

Minimum Requirements:

    Master’s degree, or higher in an appropriate area of specialization AND 10 years of relevant professional experience.  Relevant experience must include at least 6 years of leadership level experience.The ideal candidate is a proven leader with a demonstrated track record of integrity and success in prior roles with the ability to apply sound judgement and innovate in complex financial environment.
Preferred Requirements:

    Experience with budgeting and financial analysis for a research institution of higher educationDeep knowledge of academic budgets, capital budgets, and budgeting philosophyKnowledge of budget and planning activities specific to a research environment related to sponsored programs and grant managementExceptional financial planning and analysis expertise; reporting and operational expertise; strong technical knowledge; and experience with P&L forecastingKnowledgeable and comfortable leveraging technology, data, and processes to improve budgeting and financial analysis effectivenessProficiency with financial software systemsAbility to motivate and lead others in the accomplishment of tasks, objectives, and missions, and to take the initiative in influencing events and policy decisionsExceptional strategic thinking collaboration, presentation, and communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work collegially with all levels of the organization toward common objectives.Experience implementing enterprise-wide forecasting and planning tools and technologySensitivity for and understanding of academic disciplines and issuesAbility to work with faculty, staff, and professionals in multiple settings and locations and to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace

College/Business Unit
Open until filled

Location: Atlanta Campus
Job Posting: 06/23/22, 4:12:46 PM


Founded in 1913 in Atlanta, Georgia State University is the second-largest and one of four research institutions in the University System of Georgia. The University serves one-fourth of the graduate students in the university system; it is within a one-hour commute of more than one-third of the state’s population. Approximately 80 percent of all Georgia State alumni live and work in Georgia.georgia_state_university1.jpg

Georgia State’s main campus is located on 34 acres in downtown Atlanta. University centers in Alpharetta, Brookhaven, Buckhead and Henry County offer students convenient suburban locations for graduate courses in business and education.

More than 50,000 students annually attend Georgia State University. While 90 percent of the students are from Georgia, students also come from all 50 states and 160 countries. More than 1,400 international students attend Georgia State and graduate students comprise 31 percent of the student population.

georgia_state_university2.jpgThe University offers more than 52 degree programs in more than 250 fields of study – from public policy and African-American studies to biology and health sciences. Degrees are offered at the bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels through six units: the College of Arts and Sciences, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, College of Education, College of Health and Human Sciences, College of Law and Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. In addition to the numerous degree programs, Georgia State offers full- and part-time programs and day, evening and weekend classes.

Students have many choices in extracurricular activities including more than 22 fraternities and sororities; and some 250 chartered student groups, including 60 degree-related student groups, seven religious, 24 law-oriented and 22 multicultural/international groups; and 10 honor societies. There is also an active student government association which includes the student senate and the judicial board.

The Georgia State Panthers are members of the Colonial Athletic Association and compete in 16 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports, including basketball, baseball, softball, golf, tennis, track and volleyball. The university announced in April 2008 that is will begin Division I-AA football in 2010.

The university’s innovative Touch the Earth program brings outdoor recreation ranging from backpacking, rock climbing, sailing, kayaking, rafting and water-skiing to out-of-state snow-skiing and snorkeling trips. And WRAS, Georgia State’s popular 100,000-watt radio voice, is the most powerful student-run radio station in the United States.


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