Senior Director, Finance and Systems

Appalachian State University

Boone, NC

ID: 7153749
Posted: June 7, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Description of University
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls more than 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
Position Summary Information
Minimum Qualifications
Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in Accounting, Economics, Business, Finance, or a degree closely related to the area of assignment and six years of professional accounting experience, of which at least three is supervisory; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
License/Certification Required
Preferred Qualifications
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The Senior Director is responsible for the general oversight and preparation of the department’s six program budgets (Campus Dining, Bookstore, Parking and Transportation, Conference and Event Services, Campus Services Express, and Post Office), totaling approximately $55,000,000.
In addition, they will provide guidance and direction to departmental directors in the area of budget planning and reporting.
The Senior Director also prepares monthly profit and loss analysis reports; and conducts overall auditing responsibility in Campus Services to ensure compliance with state guidelines and accounting principles.
The Senior Director will make recommendations as necessary for revenue enhancement or cost savings.
In addition, the position has general responsibility for the department’s IT systems infrastructure. These systems include CBord, AIMS Parking Management Software, NetSuite bookstore management software, SC Logic package management, Point of Sale systems, as well as many other support systems.
The position will ensure training is in place for staff, business processes are documented, and data from the systems are utilized for decision-making.
The position will directly supervise Campus Services Business Officers.
It will also provide leadership in the absence of the Associate Vice Chancellor.
Type of Position Full Time Position
Staff/Non-Faculty Staff/Non-Faculty
Appointment Type 1.0
Work Schedule/Hours Mon-Fri, 8 00 am - 5:00 pm Hybrid work schedule is available.
Number of Hours Per Week 40
Number of Months Per Year 12
Mandatory Staff No
Suggested Salary Range $125,000-$135,000
Physical Demands of Position
Standing, sitting, lifting, and extensive use of computers.