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Director of Business and Finance Services

Apply now Department: 3670053010 K-State Olathe
Job no: 513354
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Regular)
Location: Olathe, Kansas
Categories: Administrative / Professional, Business / Accounting / Finance, Executive / Director / Management
Pay Grade: 14A

About This Role:

K-State Olathe is seeking applications for a Director of Business and Finance Services. This position will have responsibility for all aspects of the financial management for K-State Olathe (80%) and supervision of personnel and services related to facilities and building operations to include security, AV/IT and events management (20%). Oversee the financial management and processes for both KOIC and K-State Olathe (operating through Kansas State University). This includes all revenues, expenditures, payroll, capital improvements, bond issues and banking relationships. Prepare, monitor and oversee the overall budget and finances for K-State Olathe. Work with KOIC Board, JCERT Authority, and Board of Regents for approval and reporting of campus budget and finances. These functions also include monthly management reporting, financial reporting, annual audited financial statements, and the JCERT audit. Support CEO with financial planning, business models and analysis to support operation and growth of the campus and its programs. Provide analysis and support for the financial operations of centers on campus (Sensory and Consumer Research). Develop and oversee SRO policies and procedures, provide support for grant and contract activities on campus, and support campus administration of research activity. Continue to evaluate and develop financial policies and procedures for operations of the campus.

Financial management responsibilities include:

•  Develop and coordinate financial processes with Executive Assistant: expenditures, deposits, bank accounts, and record keeping.

•  Develop and oversee financial policies for the Olathe campus, coordinating to integrate with Manhattan policies and procedures where feasible.

•  Work with CEO to establish annual and capital budgets and monitor actual performance.

•  Develop financial plans for programs and operations.

•  Provide robust and relevant financial reports for management of the   campus, use by the university and review by the JCERT Authority.

•  Risk management: oversee insurance coverage for property, liability and auto insurance.

•  Oversee payroll functions and reporting for the campus and assist HR function.

•  Develop and maintain costing for operations for SRO, JCERT compliance and leasing/event charges.

•  Work with Manhattan campus on RCM budget model and its implementation for the Olathe campus, including tuition and fee policies.

•  Responsible for coordinating contracts, negotiations to include relationship management, and leasing activities; and ensuring compliance with University legal procedures.

•  Coordinate and evaluate internal controls and evaluate any control weaknesses and implement corrective action.

•  Maintain/supervise and monitor detailed reconciliations and all financial ledger activity.

•  Coordinate all audit activities and annual financial report preparation.

•  Work with banks, auditors and other external providers for quarterly and year end close.

  • Coordinate all grant activities and federal funding spending.

•  Helps manage scholarship initiatives.

•  Provide enrollment data and analysis for reporting and planning purposes.

•  Other duties as assigned.

This position will also be responsible for supervision of personnel and services related to facilities and building operations to include security, AV/IT and events management.

The position is full-time, exempt and benefits eligible: health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, tuition assistance program, paid time off - vacation, sick and holidays. To learn more, visit:


Why Join Us:

Kansas State University’s Olathe campus was launched in April 2011 and is the third and newest campus in the university’s system. The campus is located in Johnson County and the Greater Kansas City metro area. The campus is a strategic partner of the Johnson County Education and Research Triangle, which was created in 2008 when residents invested in the county's future by voting for a one-eighth cent sales tax. The proceeds from this tax generate more than $15 million a year to fund higher education through a unique partnership among Johnson County, the University of Kansas and Kansas State University.

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

To be Successful You Will Need:

Minimum Requirements:

Requires a bachelor's degree and five to 10 years of relevant experience.

Preferred Education and Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in Business or appropriate field

• 8 years of experience in Finance

• MBA or Masters in Accounting preferred

• Higher Education experience

• Strong leadership skills

• Strong oral and written communication skills

 Other Requirements:

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.

How to Apply:

Applicants must provide a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three current professional references. 

Application materials must be submitted online to be considered.

Questions regarding specifics of the position can be directed to Dr. Jackie Spears, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and search committee chair at

For questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Roberta Robinson at (913.307.7316).

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:


Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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