Director of Financial Services

Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 103825
Title: Director
Functional Title: Director of Financial Services
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.000
Unit: ARHU-College of Arts & Humanities
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

Reports directly to the Assistant Dean of Finance and Administration – works with senior college officials/ARHU chairs and directors, and ARHU Living Learning Program personnel. Oversees financial services for all aspects of the college functions in order to maintain their efficient operations of approximately $65M across 26 administrative units and 4 Living Learning Programs, including preparations for the annual budget process.

Works regularly with chairs, directors and the assistant and associate deans regarding revenue, expenditure and reserve strategies to maximize utilization of college monies. Provides direct training and mentoring to ARHU business managers and Living Learning personnel on campus and State policies, procedures and practices. Provide supplemental training to business managers and other staff members in the use of the campus enterprise financial systems. College representative on the Priority Software (BA3/BA4) User Group.

Responsible for developing and maintaining current and projected commitments from multiple campus, ARHU, and other units, and will ensure distribution and collection and prepare utilization of the committed resources.

Primary operational contact for ARHU with Provost Business Office, Office of Budget and Fiscal Analysis, General Accounting, Procurement, and Travel.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, or related field
• 6 years progressive financial management responsibility (minimum $5M annual budget) in an academic/higher education environment. Includes functions such as budget preparation and analysis, account reconciliation, financial projection and reporting.
• Excellent organizational skills and abilities – able to prioritize and multi-task in a complex dynamic environment. The ability to manage competing deadlines and to be responsive to the needs for multiple individuals and units


• Familiarity with UM, USM, and State policies and procedures
• Familiarity with UM administrative systems: BA3/BA4, KFS, PHR, BPM, ELF
• Strong verbal and written communication skills as well as excellent interpersonal skills.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

This is an internal search open only to staff currently working within the University System of Maryland.

Posting Date: 09/13/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 09/29/2017
Physical Demands


Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

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