Position Summary: The Senior Director of Finance is responsible
for oversight of many significant components of the financial
operations of the University under the supervision of the Vice
President for Finance and Administration (CFO). This position works
in close collaboration with senior leadership to manage the
finances of the University, provide policy direction, and lead the
elements of the financial operation that support and advance the
University's mission and strategic goals. This position works
closely with all areas of the University and ensures the timely
delivery of effective, efficient and exceptional customer service
to the community.
Financial accounting and reporting: Oversee financial accounting
team, including monthly closing and preparation of financial
statements and reports to the Finance and Investment Committee of
Coordinate various forms of external audits, including annual
financial audit, A-133 Single Audit, benefit plan audits, and
others that arise over the course of time
Prepare draft annual financial statements, footnotes, functional
Ensure ongoing proper accounting for financial transactions
consistent with GAAP
Ensure ongoing proper accounting for restricted and endowed
gifts to the University in collaboration with the Office of Alumnae
and Donor Relations
Annual 990T and other tax reporting to the Federal Government
and State of Wisconsin
Collaborate with the Office of Institutional Research on annual
Provide post-award grant administration and financial
Quarterly and annual compliance reporting connected to long-term
Budgets, forecasts and financial analysis: Oversee annual budget
process, including communications to and meetings with
vice-presidents, deans, department chairs and budget directors to
establish guidelines for annual budgets
Oversee and assist in preparation of multi-year financial
forecasts and other financial analyses in connection with strategic
planning or evaluation of specific strategic initiatives
Cash and investment management and banking relationships:
Oversee and assist with ongoing management of cash and investment
accounts to ensure effective management of funds
Serve as primary liaison with bank, investment firm and
Business office operations: Oversee the Business Office team in
billing and collection of student accounts
Preparation and reporting of Form 1098T to students and the
Collaborate with the Financial Aid Office in the administration
of financial aid funds
Payroll, purchasing and accounts payable functions: Oversee the
payroll function, including working with the HR Department in the
administration of all elements of payroll and benefits for
administrative personnel as well as full-time, part-time and
Oversee preparation and reporting of all annual payroll and
benefit regulatory filings, including W-2, 1099 Misc. and 1095
Oversee the purchasing and accounts payable functions, including
collaborating with team members to establish best practices
Compliance: Serve as a member of the University's Compliance
Ensure legal and regulatory compliance with all applicable laws,
rules, and regulations within areas of responsibility
Risk management and risk financing: Assist Vice President for
Finance and Administration in the ongoing management of an
enterprise risk management program
Protect the assets of the university through maintenance of
fixed asset records and all relevant and reasonable forms of
Manage and develop all staff within areas of responsibility
Bachelor's degree with concentration in accounting or related
Higher Education experience or in a similar (non-profit)
environment, +3 years
CPA and/or MBA a plus
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Committed to excellence in performance
Service oriented and collegial
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each primary duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform primary functions.
May be required to lift up to 20 lbs.
Must reach, bend, stoop, lift.
Must sit, walk or stand.
Some repetitive motion may be required.
Can be scheduled for up to 40 hours a week.
Varying workflow; sometimes stressful with high workload times
of the year.
Complete work required within a limited space.
Complete work required within a limited time.
Mount Mary University encourages applications from all qualified
candidates and is vitally committed to all aspects of diversity,
equity and inclusion. We welcome and encourage applications from
qualified candidates and all will receive consideration for
employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national
origin, age, ethnicity, pregnancy, disability, genetic information
or any other groups protected by law. Mount Mary seeks to
hire and retain personnel who will make a positive contribution to
its mission, vision and values.
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