Are you looking to take your career to new heights with a leader in healthcare? SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is one of the nation's leading metropolitan medical centers. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also highly-ranked by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare rating company for consumers, among the top 5 leading U.S. medical schools for training doctors.
The Department of Finance at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking a full-time Associate Vice President of Finance. The successful candidate will:
Oversee daily operations of the Office of Financial Management or a similar business office.
Design financial reporting structure, i.e., identify reporting entities and format of reports generated from the Accounting System.
Establish and enforce policies and procedures to ensure that internal controls exist to adequately safeguard the company's assets.
Enhance the reporting process by developing and implementing reports that give senior management insight into the key performance indicators of the business (thereby allowing senior management to make timely strategic decisions).
Oversee fiscal year-end reporting.
Ensure that reported results comply with the guidelines of the State University of New York (SUNY), the State of New York (State), and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
Act as the key liaison for all audit requests.
Act as key liaison with all departments in resolving accounting issues.
Perform quarterly analytic review of results.
Generate and review financial statements.
Present and assist in preparing budgets for all Controller's Group departments (i.e., Office of Financial Management, Bursar's Office, Accounts Payable, Payroll, HSCB Foundation).
Review and assist, as needed, in the preparation of documents required for external reporting (e.g., SUNY and State Reports).
Provide technical advice to staff regarding allowable expenditures, and assist staff with issues relating to the posting of journal entries (including proper coding of expenses, and expense or revenue transfers).
Master of Business Administration in Accounting or Finance
OR Certified Public Accountant with 12+ years of progressively complex technical and managerial experience in the areas of accounting and financial administration, preferably in a higher education and/or state government environment.
Strong analytic skills and strategic thinker with the ability to identify key issues and follow through on the resolutions.
Proven track record of building successful teams, and ability to professionally and successfully interact and collaborate with all sectors of the campus community and external customers.
Thorough knowledge of federal regulations and statutes, and understanding of the polices, rules, and regulations for not-for-profits or state government agencies strongly preferred.
Experience with Lawson Financial System, Blackbaud Financial Edge, and Banner Revenue System preferred.
Monday to Friday; 9:00am to 5:00pm
Commensurate with experience and qualifications
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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.
Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact Human Resources at 718-270-3025.
SUNY Downstate's College of Medicine, Health Related Professions, Nursing and its School of Graduate Studies offer students a broad professional education that will prepare them for practice or careers in any location and community. This education provides exceptional opportunities for those students with a commitment to promoting health in urban communities and addressing the complex challenges of investigating and preventing diseases that confront clinicians, educators, and researchers in such an environment. This special aspect of Downstate's unique mission is reflected in the students it attracts and selects, the vast majority of whom are drawn from the New York City Metropolitan area. Many of these students are members of minority and cultural groups underrepresented in the health professions, and/or come from families of first-generation immigrants or from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.