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Assistant Dean Finance & Administration

M.J. Neeley School of Business

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Assistant Dean Finance & Administration

  • 499705
  • Managerial / Administration
  • Full-time
  • Opening at: Jul 8 2024 at 10:30 CDT
  • M.J. Neeley School of Business

Job Summary:

The Assistant Dean Finance & Administration is responsible for managing the financial activity, the facilities, and the operations of the Neeley School of Business. This role reports directly to the Dean and has a dotted line to the Provost’s Finance team – reporting to the Associate Provost Academic Affairs Planning and Budgeting.

Duties & Essential Job Functions:

1. In partnership with the School’s senior leadership team and the finance and administration team in the Provost’s Office, leads the design and implementation of systems, processes, and services that support the School.
2. Develops and articulates a compelling vision and a comprehensive financial strategy aligned with the Neeley School’s mission, vision, goals, & objectives.
3. Drives cross-functional collaboration to align operational goals with overall organizational objectives.
4. Fosters a culture of innovation, adaptability, and continuous improvement, encouraging teams to think creatively and embrace change.
5. Works closely with the Provost’s Office, Budget Office, and the Office of Financial Services on operating activity, revenue share, personnel expenses, capital planning, and other financial activity.
6. Provides financial oversight to the finance team, including financial planning, budgeting, multi-year forecasting, contract review, and reporting.
7. Develops and maintains operating budgets by organizing and reporting budget information; preparing and monitoring project accounts; preparing executive financial summaries and identifying methods to reallocate funds and reduce expenses; identifying annual and multi-year capital and technology needs.
8. Manages and monitors Neeley facilities and equipment by evaluating availability of new equipment and making recommendations for purchases, repairs and changes.
9. Serves as a liaison for Neeley’s information technology resources by working with appropriate stakeholders to assess technology and audio/visual needs;
10. Facilitates Neeley School personnel functions by coordinating with the dean, department chairs and budget managers on performance reviews, hiring of faculty and staff, promotions, merit raises, and terminations;
11. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

• Bachelor’s degree.
• 5 years’ experience in financial management and leadership in a higher educational, non-profit or related environment.

Preferred Education & Experience:

• Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or business.
• Master’s degree in business, finance, accounting or related field of study
• Experience in a University setting is preferred.

Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:

• None

Preferred Licensure, Certification, and/or Specialized Training:

• None

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

• Knowledge of financial budgets, planning and analysis.
• Knowledge of budget process.
• Knowledge of leadership techniques.
• Knowledge of customer service techniques.
• Skill in some or all components of Microsoft Office to include Word, Excel and outlook.
• Skill in effective written and verbal communication.
• Skill in the use of PeopleSoft Financial and Human Resources systems
• Ability to extract and analyze financial data in a digital environment
• Ability to perform detailed analysis
• Ability to demonstrate strong analytical, problem solving and research capabilities
• Ability to clearly communicate information
• Ability to use PeopleSoft financial systems.
• Ability to evaluate and make recommendations to improve operations.
• Ability to balance multiple projects simultaneously.
• Ability to develop and implement policies and procedures.

TCU Core Competencies:

University Core Competencies definitions may be found on the Human Resources website and in the staff performance management system.

Physical Requirements (With or Without Accommodations):

• Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms and other printed materials and information.
• Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general communication.
• Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face interactions.
• Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, flexibility, body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling and prolonged sitting.
• Lifting and moving objects and equipment up to 10 lbs.

Work Environment:

• Work is indoors and sedentary and is subject to schedule changes and/or variable work hours.
• This role is an on campus, in-person position.
• There are no harmful environmental conditions present for this job.
• The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate.

AA/EEO Statement:

As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. 

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