Posting Number: 20223046S
integral member of the Dean’s leadership team, the Director of Finance and Administration is responsible for directing budgetary and
administrative matters for the College and is responsible for providing strategic and analytical support to the Colleges’ administrative
team. The Director leads a team of professionals within the Deans Office to ensure a high level of service and professionalism across the
The Director must work in close consultation with various
campus and University offices as related to financial, payroll, human resources, academic and sponsored awards to collaborate and coordinate
the management of new systems and to ensure compliance with new policies and procedures.
The Director will continually
analyze processes, workflow, and distribution of duties for support staff to enhance efficiencies and outcomes and will assess strengths and
development needs of staff. The Director will mentor, coach, and ensure professional development opportunities and engage staff in a
collaborative problem-solving unit to ensure a high level of support to College faculty.
Villanova is a Catholic
university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova
University’s mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and
can contribute to the University’s mission and values.
Duties and Responsibilities
Manage the development
of the Colleges’ annual operating, restricted, endowment, and capital budgets, including:
Manage the development of projected financial results throughout the
fiscal year. Work with College staff and faculty, Provost Office personnel, and leadership to develop up-to-date financial projections in
support of the College’s Strategic Plan, as well as other ad hoc requests. Develop and maintain the College’s long-term planning model,
including long-range operating and capital budgets, balance sheets, and cash flow projections.
Serve as a primary
liaison and key point of contact to Human Resources, Office of Financial Affairs, Provost’s Office, Office of Grants & Contracts, and other
units in the University to administer and ensure compliance to related policies and work with college leadership team to implement responses
to issues of non-compliance. Develop reorganization and staffing proposals and manage the Salary Planner process. Provide oversight for all
College hiring processes and salary/internal equity matters. Supervise team members who provide financial, employment, operational and
administrative support to the College. Ensure a high level of service and support to faculty and staff across the
Develop and recommend changes to College policies and procedures which relate to budget and operations
Maintain and enhance budget analysis and reporting capabilities with regards to current and future ERP, CRM,
financial systems (e.g., Banner, Slate, and Cognos). Provide primary oversight to invoice, expense, purchase, and other financial
Perform cost allocations and complex cost analyses (e.g., allocations of overhead costs to academic areas,
profitability studies reflecting fully-allocated costs, etc.), including the development of alternative methods for allocating
Perform additional duties and assist with special projects as assigned.
Master’s degree required.
In-depth knowledge of principles and practices related to budget
development and financial analysis, as well as familiarity with generally accepted accounting principles for not-for-profit higher education
Minimum of 5-7 years of relevant financial management experience, preferably in a research active non-profit or higher
education environment, with progressive professional advancement.
Required problem-solving skills:
Required communication skills:
Required organizational skills:
Required leadership skills:
In-depth knowledge of and experience with Microsoft
Office products, particularly Excel and Word. Significant experience working with enterprise-wide financial systems and budget development
systems (e.g. Ellucian Banner experience a plus).
The individual must have a deep commitment to the University’s
Catholic/Augustinian heritage, and the advancement of its mission, and to serving the needs of a diverse
Preference for MBA or Masters in accounting or
Salary Posting Information
Commensurate with experience.
Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.