Assistant Director of Finance
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Job no: 527864
Work type: Administrative & Professional
Senior management: Vice President for Research
Department: Fralin Biomedical Res. Institute
Location: Roanoke, Virginia
Categories: Business / Accounting / Finance
The Assistant Director of Finance will assist with managerial oversight and responsibility for day-to-day aspects of financial operations. The ADF role will report to the Director of Finance and in that capacity will be a key contributor in producing high-quality and high-accuracy monthly financial reporting for dissemination to all areas of the organization. The ADF will serve as a key team member in implementation of action items related to financial tracking of individual laboratory spending both sponsored and discretionary, financial forecasting and research personnel effort management. The AFD will be responsible for various financial related duties within the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute such as FINTRACS logistics, financial access, budget transfers, journal entries, oversight and management of research participant payment processes, procurement approvals, financial file maintenance, SCHEV equipment review, funds handling and PCI compliance. This position will be expected to monitor all actions in progress from preparation, through submission to final posting and confirmation of intent. The AFD will work with all aspects of research participant payments across multiple payment platforms. The AFD, under the direction of the Director of Finance, will contribute to the organizational procurement processes and core business operations. This position will serve as an operational and tactical arm of the Director of Finance office and will be capable of working with a high degree of autonomy. This position will be responsible for upholding the high standards of the FBRI support teams and will work to minimize administrative impact on research operations. This position requires the professional maturity required to work and interact with all health sciences personnel from senior researchers to volunteers.
• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or relevant field or equivalent experience.
• Excellent analytical and quantitative skills with experience utilizing computer applications for data analysis and report development.
• Must have a high level of independent judgment, initiative, discretion, and problem-solving skills
• Advanced Excel skills
• Experience with finances and systems in a higher educational environment.
• Experience with financial enterprise management systems.
• Master’s degree or equivalent fiscal management experience.
• Consideration given to professional certification.
Commensurate with experience
The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.
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