Campus Description:
Descriptive Title: Vice President for Finance and Chief Budget OfficerREF#: WC-S-7179-12-03-S
Budget Title: same as aboveState Professional Position
Department: Office of AdministrationState Line#: TBD
Grade: MP3Campus: Stony Brook West Campus/HSC
Salary: Commensurate with experience
THIS POSTING IS NOT CURRENT !!!
Required Qualifications: The Vice President of Finance and Chief Budget Officer will be an individual with exceptional administrative and financial skills who can serve as a key contributor to the senior leadership team at the University. S/he must work at the highest levels of integrity, honesty, and openness, and create strong and enduring collaborative relationships with key leaders across the University, the faculty, the staff, and the Stony Brook Council. The Vice President will be an inclusive leader who weighs decisions thoughtfully and involves others in the decision-making process as appropriate. Senior-level operational experience in a comparably complex setting and a graduate degree with at least ten years of progressively responsible experience in budget and planning are expected.

The new Vice President will have the following qualities and attributes:
  • Demonstrated leadership and expertise in the areas of budget, accounting operations, finance, institutional research and planning, and policy analysis.
  • Creative ability to develop fiscal policies, procedures, financial benchmarking, and systems in a complex environment; Proven seasoned leadership success across environments of comparable size and complexity, and the energy and interest to work with all divisions of the University, large and small.
  • Willingness to delegate significant responsibility to staff and provide overall leadership for the office as it relates to other parts of the University.
  • Successful experience managing operations in a large, complex organization.
  • Commitment to fostering relationships throughout the institution.
  • Appreciation of academic values and standards of excellence.
  • Respect for and understanding of mission-driven institutions.
  • Ability to deal with strong personalities at all levels of the institution.
  • Strong work ethic and the ability to work with large ongoing projects as well as address the daily issues that require resolution.
  • Proven experience making public presentations to financial groups, including boards.
  • Consensus builder with innovative vision, creativity, entrepreneurial spirit, comfort facilitating change, patience, flexibility, and the ability to engage very smart people in difficult and challenging decisions.
  • Ability to work effectively as a team player in an environment with ambiguity and uncertainty.
  • Ability to multitask in a pressure-filled environment; and a thoughtful listener, visionary, strategic thinker, strong communicator, diplomat, and team player with unquestionable integrity.
Preferred Qualifications:

Brief Description of Duties: The Vice President of Finance and Chief Budget Officer (VP) reports to the Senior Vice President for Administration and works closely and directly with the President. S/he provides leadership in applying the University’s resources to meet institutional priorities and academic programming needs. The VP is
responsible for assisting the University in identifying institutional priorities and allocating resources through the budgeting process, through financial and capital planning, through administrative and academic reviews, through institutional self-examination and through strategic planning and initiatives. S/he is also responsible for: overseeing all accounting (accounts payable, bursar, and procurement) and financial records, reports, and analysis for the University; overseeing annual audits performed by external CPA firms; monitoring performance against budgets; advising and guiding University leadership on resource allocation; developing and advising on long- and short-term institutional planning; and providing information and research to support decision making and strategic planning.
Key opportunities for the Vice President of Finance and Chief Budget Officer include:
  • Lead the VP’s office in financial planning, accounting, and reporting systems through the preparation of timely and accurate financial reports and analyses; reviewing and developing key financial processes to insure compliance and integrity; improving, creating, and implementing policies and procedures where necessary; providing support for tax advice and policy, and developing a strong organization within the unit.
  • Create and implement an enhanced comprehensive budget model. Allowing for the distinct operating models across the institution, design, implement, and document a comprehensive and transparent budget model that presents a coherent view of the University’s financial activities and provides common understanding, operational and financial incentives, and decision support for all major operating units.
  • Evaluate and enhance resource and cost distribution practices to achieve the highest standards of equity, efficiency, and transparency and to achieve strategic goals and priorities.
  • Strengthen the interaction, coordination, and communication between the central finance, accounting, and budget offices, and division financial administrators.
  • Establish effective budget planning presentations and communications to the Stony Brook Council, senior leaders, and the campus, including a financial planning web site with budget information, assumptions, guidelines, calendars, glossary of terms, and overview of the budget process.
  • Partner with other University leaders to design, implement, and assess institutional strategic planning.
  • Be the steward for gathering and disseminating critical financial data across the University with the goal of assisting the various units to design and receive reports that will allow them to more effectively review and manage their operations.
  • Maintain positive interaction with SUNY System Administration to coordinate campus budget activities with SUNY and other New York State systems and processes in a manner consistent with the campus mission.
  • Work closely with peers within Stony Brook and across the other major SUNY research intensive campuses on maintaining effective relationships with the SUNY Research Foundation.

Special Notes: This is a Management Confidential position. This is a full time appointment. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously. For a full position description and detailed qualifications please visit: http://www.brillneumann.com/2467/stony-brook-university-vice-president-for-finance/

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

Application Procedure: Those interested in this position should forward an expression of interest and application (resume/CV and letter of interest), or requests for information should be directed to:
Elizabeth Adkins Neumann, Principal
Brill Neumann
sbfinance@brillneumann.com

Applications for this position must be received, as specified in the Application Procedure Section, no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time on 04/23/2012, unless specifically noted otherwise in the Special Notes Section.

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Job Category: B) Administrative and Professional Positions (excluding teaching and patient/clinical care).
Posting Date: 03/26/2012
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