Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume): Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or related field. Four years of full time directly related accounting and financial management experience. Experience with financial reporting, preparation, budgeting, financial modeling and cost/benefit analysis. Proficiency utilizing financial systems and extensive knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word. Preferred Qualifications: Additional Experience (5+) of full time directly related accounting and financial management experience. Experience working with any of the following systems: PeopleSoft, CBM, TMS, SUNY BI, Wolfsmart, and/or SBU Reporting. Experience with New York State Financial Regulations. Prior experience working in a financial capacity in a higher education setting. Brief Description of Duties: The Assistant Director of Business Management is responsible for supporting the Director of Business Management with financial reporting, forecasting and analysis for Campus Residences and Facilities Operations. This position will take the lead on developing the annual operating budget. They will also be responsible for various finance and budget initiatives. The Assistant Director of Business Management will be responsible for complex financial reporting and data analysis, as well as review and reconstruction of current financial practices to ensure efficiency. The selected candidate will have strong problem solving and analytical skills. They will have strong interpersonal skills as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills. The selected candidate will have the ability to gather, analyze and evaluate complex information. They will have the ability to identify key issues and inductive reasoning in complex situations. Also, they will have the demonstrated ability to improve business processes. Financial Reporting, Forecasting and Analysis and Budget initiatives: Manage account reconciliations by department of submitted budget compared to various financial/accounting systems, which include, but are not limited to, SUNY 1, SMRT, SUNY BI, SBU Reporting, and PeopleSoft. Perform customized financial analyses, including budget projections, and analyses of actual activity. Ensure financial reporting issues are identified, tracked, reported on, and resolved in a timely manner. Responsible for accurate forecasting and budgeting, as well as presenting this data in a financial model. Manage accurate coordination, compilation, and distribution of weekly mid-year and year-end financial data to departmental senior management. Develop and prepare reports utilizing various reporting and analysis tools. These reports are in support of the budgetary preparation and monitoring process and other strategic planning initiatives. Reports will also be used to maintain financial data integrity university-wide. Any discrepancies are identified, tracked and resolved in a timely manner. Budget Process: Prepare annual allocations based on budgeted costs to each cost center supported by logical and defensible distribution methodologies. Develop and support the Form 1 Budget file which includes the input of the approved DIFR budgeted allocation request into the Campus Budgeting Module (CBM) Prepare related budget presentation materials to be utilized in budget presentation. Assist in financial analysis and planning of projects requiring the multi-faceted use of funds including the reconciliation of actual activity. Interpret, analyze, and make suggestions regarding current established financial policies, procedures, and processes. Collaborate with SUNY and various university wide departments in order all employee to gain access to related systems. Prepare ad hoc analysis and various other reporting to assist with the budgeting process. Functions as the assistant financial officer within the department, and in the case of various special projects and initiatives for the Division of Facilities Operations and Campus Residencies.
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