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Job Title: Director of Financial Affairs (6255)
Location: Edwardsville, IL United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 07/14/2017
Expire Date: 08/14/2017
Job Categories: Accounting/Auditing, Finance/Economics, Collegiate Faculty, Staff, Administration
Job Description
Director of Financial Affairs (6255)
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) is pleased to announce a national search for an experienced leader to serve as the Director of Financial Affairs.

Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Administration, the Director of Financial Affairs will lead and support the SIUE Accounting, Purchasing, Accounts Payable, Bursar and Financial Affairs units. The Director of Financial Affairs will maintain the integrity of financial statements, records and systems for the University.

Additional duties and responsibilities include:
-Procure and pay for goods and services for all SIUE departments in accordance with state regulations and Board Policy.
-Collect tuition and fees from students and act as cash repository for University departments.
-Prepare financial analyses to help management make sound financial decisions.
-Establish and enforce SIUE fiscal policies.
-Determine and implement internal controls to protect funds and other SIUE assets.
-Act as advocate for the students regarding fee proposals.
-Improve the cost-effectiveness and customer friendliness of the University.
-Act as “fiscal conscience” for Financial Affairs employees with their self-development.

The Director of Financial Affairs may be assigned additional duties and responsibilities in support of the University’s mission and goals.

This position is a current Administrative / Professional vacancy at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. This position will close to applicants at close of business, 4:30 pm CST, on the posting end date.

Applicants must submit (upload) a letter of application, resume, unofficial academic transcripts, including those for SIUE, and a list of at least three professional references through HireTouch.
Qualifications & Requirements
Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:
-Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field. Advanced degree and/or CPA preferred.
-Ten years of progressive experience as a leader of financial units.
-Knowledge of fund accounting.

Preferred Qualifications:
-Ability to develop teams and act as a change agent.
-Aptitude for financial forecasting and analysis.
-Customer happiness orientation.
-Ability to work collaboratively with other departments, campuses, and state agencies.
-Experience in a University or similar institutional setting.
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Contact Information
Contact Name:Jennifer Oates-Blair
Contact Email:joatesb@siue.edu
Company Description:
SIUE is a nationally recognized university that provides students with a high-quality, affordable education that prepares them for successful careers and lives of purpose. Built on the foundation of a broad-based liberal education, and enhanced by hands-on research and real-world experiences, the academic preparation SIUE students receive equips them to thrive in the global marketplace and make our communities better places to live. SIUE awards degrees in undergraduate and graduate programs encompassing the arts, sciences, nursing, education, health, human behavior, business and engineering. The Schools of Dental Medicine and Pharmacy award first-professional doctoral degrees in dental medicine (DMD) and pharmacy (PharmD). SIUE is an NCAA Division I member of the Ohio Valley Conference, as well as the Missouri Valley Conference in men’s soccer and the Southern Conference in wrestling. The Edwardsville campus is supplemented by campuses in Alton and East St. Louis. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce. We will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status. We encourage applications from women, minorities, protected veterans and people with disabilities.
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