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Director, Finance Division

Company: University System of NH
Location: Durham
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

The Director, Finance will be responsible for leading Annual Budget, Monthly Reporting and Forecasting activities, monitoring progress and changes, and keeping senior leadership abreast of the organization's financial status. Key deliverables include the building and scaling of the financial reporting and analytical processes and simplifying them to ensure availability of usable business information for the Executive team to access through dashboard reporting and other executive management reporting. The Director, Finance provides financial justification and decision support for operational strategies and tactics, and metrics and analysis, which influence the profitability of the business and needs to be thoroughly proficient in analyzing data, producing logical scenario analyses and insights, producing accurate forecasts, and making sound recommendations to senior level executives. This position will lead a team of FP&A analysts that are responsible for providing business insight based on deep and thorough analysis of the company's financial and business data. This position is responsible for helping create the strategic vision for the finance team, identifying current gaps, developing the path forward and gaining alignment from the broader finance team. It also leads the subsequent planning and forecasting processes across the Institution. Acceptable minimum level of education Bachelor's Acceptable minimum years of experience 7-10 years Additional Job Information Posting Number PS2755FY22 Other minimum qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree, preferably in Accounting/Finance and 7 - 10 years of outstanding financial leadership skills and expertise with an emphasis on translating financial insights into operational recommendations, Forecasting, Financial Analytics, Budgeting and Financial Modeling
  • Highly developed financial and business analytical skills are required; to understand and interpret business results and plans, and to provide insights to improve business results.
  • Ability and willingness to be hands on and dive deep into the details
  • Excellent financial modeling, Excel, and PowerPoint skills
  • Expert in consolidating large and varied sets of financial data into concise business summaries
  • Strong analytical and reconciliation skills around detailed financial data
  • Ability to partner with leadership around strategic objectives
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills across all levels of an organization
  • Exceptional organizational skills, with a strong focus on team
  • Must enjoy a fast-moving and complex multi-product and multi-delivery environment
  • Business Knowledge: Demonstrates an understanding of business operations with the goal of becoming the spokesperson for your assigned area.
  • Critical Thinking: Constructively challenges each decision and process to ensure optimal decision making and performance. Always thinking of more efficient processes, better messaging, and ease of understanding.
  • Ability to build credibility, constructive relationships, and impact cross-functionally at all levels in the organization.
  • Ability to synthesize, simplify and present complex information and concepts to non-financial audiences. Additional Preferred Qualifications Salary Information Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off. The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or marital status. Institution Information The University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire's lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.

    Posting Open to Internal Candidates Only? No Interested Internal Candidates Exist? No Job Category Appointment Type Regular If TERM position provide projected end date Equipment/Instruments DOT Safety Information Other Duties / Responsibilities Job Duties Duty/Responsibility
    • Lead annual budgeting and planning process and review all financial plans and budgets
    • Monitor progress and changes and keep the Senior Leadership Team abreast of the organization's financial status.
    • Provide insightful financial advice and analysis to the Senior Leadership Team members and their teams
    • Develop and improve automated processes to report and analyze revenues and costs and prepare monthly and quarterly analysis by customer, product/project and other dimensions as required
    • Translate and interpret financial results into operational recommendations to improve and accelerate the business
    • Drive initiatives to improve the flow of financial data, promote data integrity, and implement software solutions for budgeting/planning and sales compensation
    • Identify weaknesses and perform risk evaluations of Business Unit business plans and financial models
    • Financial model creation / maintenance and presentation
    • Demonstrate best in class business behaviors, collaborates with Finance team and business partners to achieve results. Acts as one team to ensure work is completed. Always asking how you can help with a constant focus on proactive behavior. Treats business partners as clients with a focus on returning phone calls and emails timely, setting up meetings to discuss critical topics, sharing processes before executing and allowing ample time to review draft documents. Err on the side of over communicating.
    • Serve as a conduit between the system office and UNH focusing on reporting, analysis and treasury related functions (i.e., cash management, etc. ).
    • Other duties and projects as assigned. Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
      • * Do you meet the definition of an Internal Candidate?Internal Candidates include: (1) active status employees who have completed the introductory period and (2) adjunct staff members who have been employed within USNH for at least 12 months in total and who have worked at least 1,000 hours during the 12 month period preceding the application for the position. Student employment does not apply toward internal status eligibility.
        • Yes
        • No 5 Chenell Drive, Suite 301, Concord, NH 03301

Keywords: University System of NH, Durham , Director, Finance Division, Accounting, Auditing , Durham, North Carolina

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