The Director of Finance is responsible for the management, oversight, and strategic analysis of the Economic Studies program (ES) budget and finances; implements and coordinates all lines of business with specific focus on budgets and grants; provides supervision, leadership, and guidance to all financial management staff within ES; continually assess areas for improved efficiency throughout the program; work under the organizational direction of the VP & Director of Economic Studies (VP) and the functional direction of the Vice President and CFO (CFO), and in conjunction with the Deputy Director for Economic Studies (DD).
Budget and Financial Management (60%)
Grant Management (30%)
Procurement and Contract Management (10%)
Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of eight years of experience in business administration, public policy administration, budgetary and grant management and related fields required. A background in a research or academic or nonprofit setting is strongly preferred. MBA preferred.
Demonstrated financial management, budgeting, strategic analysis, and accounting experience and skill, including the ability to set up, manage, and monitor a multi-million dollar budget. Experience in a complex organization and with intricate financial systems and software. Ability to analyze, interpret and develop narratives from financial data. Ability to develop reporting from large financial datasets, including building Pivot Tables. Knowledge of financial performance metrics. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Proven leadership ability with experience in the supervision of staff responsible for the management of grants and budgets. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Must be a mature, self-motivated, team player with ability to get along well with a variety of personality types and have a high degree of judgment, tact, and discretion in dealing with relationships at all levels, inside and outside the Program and in handling confidential and sensitive matters. Must be flexible and capable of working in a fast-paced environment with shifting, competing priorities. Must be a creative thinker, quick learner, and possess attention to detail. Advanced Excel skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite. Experience with PeopleSoft preferred.
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