Job Description Reporting directly to the University Comptroller, the Associate Comptroller for Strategic Financial Initiatives (SFI) manages and leads a portfolio of special projects both within Financial Affairs and in partnership with university academic, administrative, and research departments. The SFI department provides analytical support to the Financial Affairs including preparing financial modeling for the University's federal proposals related to fringe rate and facilities & administration (F&A) rates, analysis used in economic impact surveys, and Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) annual submissions.
Major duties of this position include:
Assists in the oversight and preparation of financial and statistical reports for the Board of Trustees, and state and federal governments.
Develops and implements strategic plans for the department in alignment with Finance & Accounting, Chief Financial Officer, and University strategic goals. Collaborates with the other units under the Comptroller to develop long-range, strategic goals for the unit.
Responsible for the development and coaching of all direct reports, providing managerial oversight analysts as assigned. Ensures high levels of performance, achievement of goals, and quality of results through managers and team members.
Manages a team of analysts that prepare, collect, and interpret financial data to develop financial analyses, projections, short and long-term financial plans, and other reports.
12+ years of direct experience with 8+ years of demonstrated leadership.
Demonstrated working knowledge of non-profit accounting practices, internal controls, and GAAP.
Demonstrated expertise in the use of information technology to solve business and reporting problems; experience creating models.
Proficient in Microsoft products, experience with SAP ERP systems preferred.
Strong relationship-building and communication skills.
Strong analytic and problem-solving skills.
Ability to work (both independently and in conjunction with others) effectively and cooperatively in a small, collegial team environment.
CPA or MBA with accounting focus.
Higher education experience.
Boston Universitys generous benefits package includes health, dental, life insurance, and paid time off! Full-time employees are also eligible for tuition remission for courses at Boston University. Note: the remission benefit extends to dependents as well. For more details on benefits, please refer to the Boston University benefits page at https://www.bu.edu/hr/employee-resources/benefits/.
The department of Financial Affairs at Boston University values intellectual, cultural, and social diversity among its staff and students. We remain steadfast in our dedication to building a team that is inclusive and equitable and a place where all constituents can thrive.
For all positions, we are looking for individuals who enjoy working with colleagues in a collaborative environment and who are flexible and creative. We strongly encourage applications from women and under-represented groups who share our interest in serving a university community with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, and abilities.
Interested applicants are asked to upload a resume, list of references (if available), and submit a cover letter addressed to 'Hiring Manager - Associate Comptroller - Strategic Financial Initiatives'.
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
Please note all newly hired staff and faculty will need to be in compliance with Boston Universitys COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption (instructions). For further information on the Universitys response to COVID-19, please visit the COVID-19 Resources site.
Job Location: BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States Position Type: Full-Time/Regular Salary Grade: Grade 51
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