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Director of Finance

Company: Creative Financial Staffing
Location: New Rochelle
Posted on: May 8, 2024

Job Description:

Director of Finance CFS is partnering with a local Higher Education Organization to identify their next Director of Finance. The Director of Finance for the Athletics department will oversee several fiscal and operational functions within the organization. The Director of Finance will act as the liaison to campus partners in Business Services, Finance & Administration, Office of the General Counsel, and Human Resources. The Director of Finance will be leading organizational, operational, and budgetary functions in a higher education and/or athletics setting. Duties and Responsibilities of The Director of Finance:

  • Responsible for management and administration of all aspects of the business office for the Athletic Department.
  • Oversees the finance and business activities of the department.
  • Manage budget development and implementation Athletics.
  • Ensure all 23 athletic teams and administrative units have clearly defined and approved budget plans.
  • Meet regularly with the athletic director, head coaches, and senior administrative staff to ensure fiscal responsibility.
  • Coordinate, facilitate, and create accurate financial reporting, including EADA and NCAA reports, internal ledgers, ticket sales reports, and corporate sponsorship revenue reports. Provide specialized and/or recurring accounting reports as assigned.
  • Provide strategic leadership and training in the area of budgetary policies and procedures.
  • Implement best practices and identify areas for operational improvement.
  • Collaborating closely with the Office of Human Resources, own human resource functions. This includes, but is not limited to, drafting job descriptions for department hires, managing requisitions, developing itineraries for interview processes, on-boarding new hires, and facilitating annual performance evaluation logistics.
  • Own contract facilitation processes for the athletic department. This includes game contracts, vendor agreements, and others. Manage relationships and display high levels of professionalism both internally and with external constituents throughout negotiation and redline processes.
  • Play a leadership role in request for proposal (RFP) processes for Athletics' vendors and partners. Work closely with campus partners to follow institutional RFP policies and procedures.
  • Manage relationships with select department vendors. Ensure partners are meeting and exceeding expectations, and provide appropriate feedback when necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned. Required Skills of The Director of Finance:
    • Bachelor's degree, preferably in accounting.
    • Minimum of 5-7 years of related experience.
    • Demonstrated record of successful budget management, planning, and analysis.
    • Experience facilitating human resource functions within a mid-size to large company or higher education institution.
    • Must be organized with a keen attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize tasks and work in a collaborative setting while maintaining a level of independence
    • Self-starter with a demonstrated ability to achieve results as part of an effective team
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, primarily Excel, Word and Outlook
    • Excel proficiency should include knowledge of VLookups, If Function and Pivot Tables.
    • Strong customer focus, verbal and written communications skills; ability to interact effectively with University community Preferred Qualifications:
      • Master's degree in related business concentration
      • Experience with PeopleSoft ERP financial systems
      • Experience with Paycom payroll
      • Experience in a higher education environment
      • Experience in a collegiate athletics program



Keywords: Creative Financial Staffing, New Rochelle , Director of Finance, Executive , New Rochelle, New York

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