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Director, National Laboratories Strategy Compliance

Company: College of Charleston
Location: Chicago
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

Location: Chicago, IL Job Description:

  • Prepares value-add financial analysis, financial modeling, cost-control processes, and 3rd party consulting, services, and compliance agreements in support of key strategic projects.
  • Effectively and timely communicates financial outcomes and recommendations for key decision making to senior management in a concise, clear, and timely manner.
  • Provides sound advice to the AVP of Finance and other senior executives in support of strategic initiatives to maximize financial performance and compliance with agreements.
  • Implements processes that identify financial and operational risk in new agreements, provides recommendations to minimize exposure, and management of compliance.
  • Develops novel and state-of-the-art processes to ensure fiscal management of large budgets in support of compliance of complex consulting and partner agreements.
  • Provides controllership services to a variety of stakeholders, such as National Laboratory finance teams, external partners, external senior advisors, etc.
  • Leads the development and analysis of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial planning cycles including budget, forecast, and year-end reports in compliance with US GAAPs.
  • Responsible for the timely and accurate preparation of relevant monthly financial statements, activity reports, financial position forecasts, etc. as required by regulatory agencies (DOE, Office of the Inspector General, and UoC).
  • Implements, improves, and oversees unit-wide operational efficiency, strengthens internal controls, and participates in the enhancement of reports and utilization of ERP systems.
  • In partnership with other colleagues, oversees unit-wide compliance and adherence to procurement policies, fund and grant management, and overall financial stewardship.
  • Provides financial and operational consulting services to the senior leadership team on key strategic initiatives to help the units stay focused on achieving their strategic goals.
  • Develops strong partnerships with a broad range of key internal stakeholders including the Budget Office, Financial Services, DOE contracting offices, National Laboratories Finance and Procurement teams, Office of Legal Counsel, and a variety of external stakeholders.
  • Develops and leads the implementation of change management initiatives (such as shared services outsourcing) and University-wide projects.
  • Advises budgets for all areas within scope of responsibility. Directs quarterly and year-end reporting for the operating budget and projects under responsibility.
  • Works independently and serves as the primary financial strategy and modeling owner. Acts as a trusted advisor and recommends improvements regarding financial strategy and situation.
  • Collaborates to create long-term financial model to reflect the strategic priorities. Provides expertise to help ensure the integrity of financial analysis and planning.
  • Performs other related work as needed. Preferred Qualifications Education:
    • BSc/BA in accounting, finance, business administration or relevant field.
    • MSc/MA/MBA. Experience:
      • 10+ years of progressive experience leading the end-to-end development of budgets, strategic business plans, year-end reporting and analysis, internal and external audit, forecasts, and monthly results analysis in higher education, government, or industry.
      • Experience in higher education/governmental entities, such as finance, grant administration, or financial planning and analysis is a plus.
      • Diverse and combined experience with Fortune 500, private equity, government, Big 4 or large consulting firm.
      • Proven record of increased responsibility in audit, risk mitigation and compliance, financial planning and analysis, accounting, grant administration, controllership, change and project management, process improvement, operations transformation, and internal controls optimization roles highly preferred.
      • Minimum of 5 years demonstrated supervisory, team building, and team development.
      • Prior experience with legal entity compliance, GAAP and practical implementation of governmental policies, pronouncements, and procedures.
      • Proven track record of superior financial and strategic analysis and operational savviness. Certifications:
        • CPA or other relevant certification. Technical Skills or Knowledge:
          • In-depth knowledge of finance and accounting principles, commercial and governmental laws, and best practices.
          • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Power BI coupled with previous experience using financial/accounting systems. Preferred Competencies
            • Influential leader with robust critical thinking, strategic mindset, and ability to take abstract concepts into solutions.
            • Outstanding leader who can effectively develop talent and influence teams to consistently deliver outstanding results to senior management.
            • Initiate and cultivate key relationships with senior external stakeholders in the government, industry, and other higher education organizations.
            • Excellent communicator with superior writing and presentation skills.
            • Prioritize tasks, work on multiple assignments.
            • Anticipate industry, market, academic and regional change to develop an action plan that will support unit-----s success and deliver business demands.
            • Thrive in a fast-paced, ambiguous environment and exhibit the highest personal and professional standards of integrity.
            • Consistently display initiative, motivation, discipline, and ability to work effectively and autonomously.
            • Relentlessly pursue financial excellence and optimization.
            • Plan, prioritize and oversee multiple projects, and meet deadlines for deliverables.
            • Proactive and follow-through, with attention to detail. Application Documents
              • Resume/CV (required)
              • Cover Letter (required) The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination. Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via the Applicant Inquiry Form. The University of Chicago's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information. The Report can be accessed online at: Paper copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637.

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