Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a proud member of the Association of American Universities, a Big Ten school, and the flagship of The State University of New Jersey. The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Human Resources is seeking a proactive and results oriented Assistant Director for Financial Planning & Analysis, reporting to the Senior Budget Director. The New Brunswick Office for Financial Planning and Analysis manages the budgetary resources of RU-New Brunswick in support of instruction, research, and service. Working in a fast-paced environment, this position translates business needs and priorities into action through diligent project management, collaborative communications, independent analysis and strategic recommendations.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Develops financial modeling of Rutgers University-New Brunswick resources for strategic planning and provides innovative recommendations to highly complex issues based on robust analysis with impact to all administration and academic units. With limited direction, independently prepares and gathers meaningful financial and budgetary data for adhoc modeling, quarterly reporting, and special projects; serves as the financial data steward.
Oversees Budget Analysts and manages the standardization and coordination of all decision support data with focus on accounting, financial reporting, and benchmarking.
Provides financial recommendations for the Chancellor and develops strong relationships with University partners and subject matter experts.
Provides leadership through facilitation of collaborative problem-solving, and effectively implements communication strategies to convey long-tern implications of budgetary decisions.
Manages the standardization and coordination of all decision support data with focus on accounting, analytics, financial reporting, and benchmarking.
Builds reporting capabilities and develops and shares best practices as related to new systems and processes.
Develops strong relationships with University partners and subject matter experts by providing leadership for facilitation of collaborative problem-solving and by employing effective communication strategies to convey long-term implications of budgetary decisions.
Provides guidance to analysts and school financial officers through the review and consolidation of month-end close, quarterly projection, and year-end financials.
Manages and supervises the accounting and reporting of high priority, complex initiatives such as Chancellor's commitments for strategic initiatives.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Requires a Bachelor's degree preferably in accounting, finance, business administration, or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience that demonstrates knowledge and understanding of generally accepted accounting principles and practices (GAAP).
Also requires a minimum of five years of experience in financial analysis or budgeting.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must have collaborative work style, excellent communication skills, and interpersonal skills. Advanced analytics and modeling experience.
Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Powerpoint, Word, Access, and Outlook).
Must possess excellent financial analytical skills, solid understanding of database structure and management information systems and have the ability to manipulate complex data from multiple sources (i.e., advanced Excel formulas and macros).
Strong work ethic and ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously; detail-oriented and highly organized.
Knowledge and experience with journal entries, financial statement preparation, and general accounting concepts are also required.
Ability to work independently and to exercise confidentiality and discretion in the operational decision-making process.
The incumbent will be expected to travel between and work out of multiple locations within the New Brunswick Campus on a regular basis.
Big 4 public accounting.
Experience working in a higher education environment strongly.
Strong preference will be given to candidates with knowledge of Responsibility Center Management, Tableau, Oracle ERP Cloud, and Oracle Hyperion Planning software.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was ...at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.