Operational Oversight of Financial Activities and Supervision of OIT Finance and Procurement Staff:
Manage the fiscal operations of all OIT programs.
Oversee IT procurement, including approximately 2,000 requisitions per year.
Consult and collaborate with the PSC and across the four-campus system on optimization of IT purchasing, including strategies for enhancing transparency, reducing duplication, and creating alignment and efficiencies in campus-wide IT procurement to maximize resources.
Develop appropriate financial and administrative processes, policies, and infrastructure to support operations. Continually upgrade and tailor them to address evolving programmatic and operating needs in the most cost-effective manner utilizing appropriate software tools.
Lead an effective operation by promoting collaboration and cross-training between functions (budget, finance, accounts payable and receivable, procurement).
Responsible for providing standard, consistent service and high customer service levels while ensuring compliance with all state, university, and federal policies.
Manage both the OIT Finance and Procurement teams, which includes providing leadership, direction, supervision, and staff performance planning, ensuring routine operational needs are balanced with ad hoc analyses and projects.
Continually analyze processes, workflow, and operations to improve efficiency and outcomes. Assess strengths and development needs of staff.
Mentor, coach, and ensure professional development opportunities for finance staff.
Develop and oversee fiscal training for directors and departmental staff.
Advise, counsel, and assist directors and staff on financial matters.
Ensure alignment of financial and administrative practices with resources, policies, and priorities.
Advisor to the Sr. AVC & CIO and OIT Leadership Team:
Participate as a full member of the senior team by aligning fiscal and procurement management and strategy with OIT’s overall goals and vision.
Evaluate fiscal and policy implications for OIT’s programs and services. Identify, research, and evaluate strategic opportunities.
Provide timely feedback on day-to-day operational issues.
Financial, Budgetary and Procurement Planning, Modeling, and Reporting:
Work in consultation with the CU-Boulder Office of Budget and Fiscal Planning (BFP) to plan, develop, and implement financial models, budget strategies, and policies to achieve OIT’s strategic goals.
Identify and allocate resources, develop appropriate service rate structures, facilitate action plans, and evaluate outcomes while maintaining overall fiscal stability.
Develop fiscal planning capabilities and financial projections based on a comprehensive understanding of OIT and its campus customers and constituents.
Model, report, and identify metrics to assess and optimize CU Boulder IT procurement spend.
Develop and Maintain External Relationships:
Work in close consultation with various campus offices, especially BFP, CCO, and the PSC, to represent the needs and interests of OIT by establishing strong relationships and partnerships. Initiate and pursue strategic collaborations.
Participate on university-wide procurement committees and campus finance committees as appropriate.
Comment on and contribute toward university-wide and campus policy as appropriate. Collaborate and coordinate with other administrative offices as needed to manage implementation of new systems or ensure compliance with new policies.
Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, accounting, finance, natural/social sciences, or a related field. A combination of education and/or relevant experience may substitute for the educational requirements on a year for year basis.
5 years of progressively responsible experience in financial and administrative operations management, which includes budgeting, strategic and financial planning, financial reporting, and procurement in a complex organization.
2 years of supervisory experience in building and effectively leading fiscal operations and cross-functional teams.
2 years of finance experience in a public sector organization.
What You Will Need:
Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability and experience working collegially in a shared governance structure (i.e., an environment of shared decision making).
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to execute financial management strategies.
Ability to develop processes and systems for tracking, measuring, and evaluating outcomes.
Ability to assimilate information quickly, accurately and with an ability to understand the pros/cons of a particular scenario.
Strong computer skills in productivity software, particularly Excel.
What We Would Like You To Have:
Master’s Degree in accounting, finance, business administration or a comparable discipline.
Familiarity with PeopleSoft.
Experience in a K-12 or Higher Education organization.
Interest and curiosity in the evolving IT landscape as it relates to supporting the academic and research mission of the campus.
Additional Salary Information: The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.
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