The Chief Financial Officer will oversee the budgeting, financial reporting, finance and business operations of CDM in support of its teaching, patient care and research missions. The CFO will serve as a key member of the school's senior management team, translating vision into action to advance the school's initiatives, goals and strategies. The CFO will be the Leader of the Budget, Payroll and Accounting Operations for CDM. CDM has a growing and ambitious set of capital plans so its capital budget has growing importance and demands.
Fundamental to this role is the effective oversight and management of the School's budget and financial performance.
This work includes: effective monitoring, reporting, management of revenues and expenses; variance analysis; effective management of budget reporting and deadlines at school, medical center and university level; effective analysis and calculation of new needs proposals and institutional cost items, such as internal taxes, fringe rates, and government sponsor overhead rates; development and refinement of a budget that is transparent, comprehensive and integral to the management of the school.
To effectively provide financial management support for public and private grants and gifts, in collaboration with the grants management office, is also imperative along with the skill to manage a set of endowments.
Personnel costs comprise the largest percentage of the School's budget, so effective management of the personnel budget and payroll are essential to high level financial performance.
Effective management of all aspects of CDM's revenue cycle are essential.
Tuition, financial aid, and student financing and expense items are complex and dynamic and will require close and effective management by the CFO.
Bachelor's degree required or equivalent in education and plus 10 years experience.
Master's degree preferred.
Experience with grants and contract administration strongly preferred.
Proficiency with enterprise level financial systems strongly preferred.
Demonstrated outstanding financial analysis and modeling skills required, including variance analysis, financial statement analysis.
Strong budgeting, P&L, accounting and reporting experience required.
Must possess strong presentation skills with the ability to analyze and explain complex financial information. Expert-level computer proficiency (Microsoft Excel) required.
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