Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is for the Law Administration Support Services. The position is located at Seigle Hall. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
The Director of Financial Management contributes to the School of Law’s financial and operational performance by applying a comprehensive understanding of business and operational expertise to strategic business planning and execution.� Evaluates, integrates and manages the school’s financial plan in support of the school’s overall strategy.� Analyzes current and projected school financial operations and presents data to senior management for decision-making purposes.� Collaborates with and is accountable to senior management on all financial and budget decisions.�
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assists the Associate Dean of Finance in managing the operating budget of the Law School. Forecasts financial activity based on known patterns and financial expectations. Plans the use of income from endowment funds and gift funds. Manages reserves. Provides ongoing communication of school’s strategic goals and objectives and the budgetary impact of these initiatives.
Works closely with the school’s departments in developing annual budget projection models and three-year budget forecasts, monitoring performance against budget, defining funds for new program initiatives, and assuring departments and programs fully understand funding specifications and restrictions. Implements new budget programs as approved by senior administration. Makes policy recommendations regarding new and existing programs to enhance financial performance and compliance.
Monitors various revenue streams and receivables and proactively addresses financial concerns based on performance.� Revenue streams include, but are not limited to:
all student tuition accounts
endowments, alumni gifts, and scholarship gifts
auxiliary services (room rental, sales, etc.)
Conducts year-end closing, quarterly reconciliation and oversees variance analysis and explanations for year-to-year and actual-to-budget comparisons; meets with department leadership to discuss and devise a strategy to address potential problems.
Manages financial performance, operations and accounts receivable of Distance Learning Programs. Develops processes to support business activity. Calculates monthly program proceeds payment to partner organization. Works closely with the partner organization and many other units at the Law School and the University to ensure all aspects of the program run smoothly.
Manages overall communications, data collection, and submission of various ABA reporting mechanisms governing accreditation including the full site evaluation with site visit and self-study every 10 years. Prepares and enters faculty profile data and fiscal section data. Manages overall communication, data collection/entry and submission of U.S. News Law Schools Survey that determines Law School’s U.S. News ranking. Collects and analyzes date in support of institutional decision-making and planning efforts.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related area with 7 plus years of relevant job experience.
Significant experience with budget preparation, financial analysis, general accounting principles, and forecasting.
Ability to meet deadlines.
Strong leadership skills with high degree of initiative.
Excellent PC skills, including the Microsoft Suite.
Experience with process improvement with a focus on problem solving.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Previous accounting/finance experience in a complex university environment
Knowledge of fund accounting
Experience in report writing, Cognos, Workday Enterprise systems, Peoplesoft/HRMS
Must be organized and have strong analytical, problem-solving, decision-making, and project management skills
Ability to lead and build relationships/credibility/consensus to achieve goals and maintain appropriate confidentiality; a true team player
Ability to meet deadlines with varying degrees of pressure
High degree of initiative; ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and deadlines
Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
Ability to facilitate productive meetings
Must possess a high level of professionalism, solid business judgment and integrity
The hiring range for this position is $66,866 - $86,990 annually.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.