Director, Business & Finance (TUC)

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Work type: Auxiliary
Location: Northridge
Categories: Full Time

Major Duties

Under the general direction of The University Corporation (TUC) Executive Director, the Director of Business & Finance is a hands-on manager and a collaborative member of the management team. The director provides sound financial and business advice to all business units within TUC as well as oversees the accounting department.

The director contributes to the long-term planning and vision of the Corporation. They will monitor resources to meet both the long-term and short-term goals of the Corporation and actively take part in improving the effectiveness of the Company’s financial and administrative system, processes, and internal controls in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and auditing standards. This includes business process re-engineering.

The director consults with the Executive Director on significant financial and administrative matters. They will serve as a liaison to the campus and the community on TUC’s fiscal matters, and they will provide reports to TUC’s Board of Directors regarding investments and financial activities.  The director shall have a full understanding of all financial aspects of TUC, is active, proactive, and resourceful in obtaining financial data to conduct detailed, strategic, or project-related analyses. The director prepares and develops complex financial spreadsheets to serve as the basis for business and financial reporting, strategy, and decision-making.

The director participates in the new business activities, developing a strategic vision and strategic financial presentations. They will also perform project coordination as assigned. The director will assist and/or take a leadership position, with financial and pro forma analysis as well as the complex project coordination for a faculty & staff housing development at North Campus. They will also perform project coordination for the CSUN Hotel Project as assigned.

The director is responsible for TUC’s cash & investment management as well as risk management. The director serves as the liaison with TUC’s investment management consulting firm. They are responsible for a full understanding of TUC’s and NCDC’s (North Campus- University Park Development Corporation) investment portfolios, including analyzing and preparing journal entries for General Ledger and reporting. The Director will communicate all activities related to the portfolios to the Executive Director and the TUC Board of Directors.  Working with the associate director of accounting, the director establishes a proper balance of operating cash & investment to maximize financial return while minimizing risk for TUC and NCDC.

The director is the lead for the risk management of TUC & NCDC.  This requires a comprehensive understanding of the insurance underwriting of TUC & NCDC. The director will be the main point of contact for all insurance matters including working with AORMA and Alliant Insurance Group to underwrite insurance policies.

The director’s responsibilities include monitoring and developing improvements for TUC’s financial performance and contributing significantly to the financial integrity and growth of TUC. This includes leading the preparation of the annual budget and an update/forecast quarterly of the said budget based on the latest financial results.

The director supervises and provides mentorship to the professional development of the accounting team.


Master’s degree required; degree in Finance/business preferred; minimum of six years of experience in budget and finance, and/or capital project management, and/or business or capital development, and/or investment portfolio management.  Strong financial analysis skills; management and/or project management experience.   Strong communication skills both written and verbal as well as graphic and spreadsheet presentations. 


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Thorough understanding of business principles and practices. Strong project management skills; including planning, financial analysis, communication, organization, coordination, and development, through completion.   Strong problem-solving skills; research skills; analytical skills; critical thinking skills; computer skills; multi-tasking skills. Self-motivated, self-directed, ability to think independently, thrives working in a fast-paced environment.  Will be required to take a financial analysis test.


Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

This position is employed through The University Corporation (TUC).


General Information


Per CSUN/TUC Mandate, the candidate will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination including booster.  


How to Apply

Please complete the line online application/resume upload submission process to be considered for any open position within the university and its auxiliaries. The hiring department will contact the qualified best-qualified candidates and invite them to participate in the interview process.

Application Screening begins on October 3rd, 2022  and will continue until the position is filled.

to be considered in the initial review, applications must be submitted before the date listed above.

Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.

For more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please view the link below:


Equal Employment Opportunity

The University Corporation is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity at (818) 677-2077.

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