Director of Finance and Administration for Extended University and International Programs

  • Cal State University (CSU) Channel Islands
  • Camarillo, California
  • May 11, 2021
Full Time Accounting and Finance Administration and Management

Job Description

Under the direction of the Dean of Extended University and Associate Vice President for International Programs (Dean &AVP), Director of Finance and Administration is responsible for directing and overseeing the budget and all finance related activities for Extended University and International Programs (EUIP).
As an administrator in the division of Extended University and International Programs, the Director of Finance and Administration (Director) is responsible for the administration of all fiscal and budgetary management and reporting, financial planning and analysis, pro forma development, adhoc reporting, evaluation and implementation of business processes and policies to ensure efficiency, consistency, and alignment with organizational goals.

Budgeting, Financial Analysis and Financial Management: The Director develops longer-term financial models, plans and goals with a focus on revenue generation and takes lead responsibility for developing the annual budget using a collaborative approach with unit and function leaders in the division. The primary responsibility of this position is to ensure that the EUIP operates on budget and is financially stable. This position ensures innovation, transparency, accuracy, and policy compliance in all aspects of the work of the financial unit.

Student Accounts: The Director is responsible for developing procedures and training staff to work directly with students to deal with student account issues.

Contracting, Risk, and Purchasing: Position serves as the EUIP's lead for all aspects of contracting.

Pricing and Fees: The Director is the EUIP's primary resource for analyzing the financial performance of programs and recommending to the Dean & AVP any fee changes needed.

Payroll Processes and Practices: Responsible for establishing processes and standards of practice in keeping with CSU and CSUCI policies handling the assignment contracts with instructors and consultants including "special pay" for CSUCI faculty teaching in self-support programs.

Data Collection, Configuration, Analysis, and Reporting: The Director is responsible for assessing and defining - in consultation with the Dean &AVP - the fiscal data needed for tracking the performance of each of the EUIP's key functions and programs and for satisfying CSU and CSUCI auditing and reporting requirements.

Financial Advisor to the Dean and AVP: In this capacity, the Director keeps the Dean &AVP fully up-to-date on financial issues facing the EUIP by providing analyses of the financial implications of both near-term choices and long-term plans. Incumbent also takes the initiative to look at the financial implications of all larger EUIP options and provide sound financial guidance to the Dean &AVP.

Other duties as required and assigned by the Dean &AVP.
Required Experience:

- Equivalent to three (3) years of high level administrative technical experience in accounting, financial analysis and modeling, fiscal management, budget planning, and budget administration in the private, public sector or higher education.
- Experience and demonstrated skill in supervision, including hiring, orienting, training, organizing workflow, delegating responsibility, providing direction, monitoring and evaluating performance, and coaching, employee performance counseling and disciplining as necessary.
- Outstanding organizational and analytical skills to manage multiple projects and perform efficiently and courteously in a fast-paced environment with a fluctuating workload, conflicting and competing priorities, and frequent distractions and interruptions.
- Demonstrated leadership ability, analytical skills, creative and innovative problem-solving skills, management ability, and a strong commitment to service excellence.

Required Education:

- Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or a related field.

Preferred Education:

- Master's or Doctoral degree;

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

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