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Associate Director of Finance Operations & Analysis

Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, 24061
Business and Financial Services

Job Description

Virginia Tech's Innovation Campus is a bold, new vision for graduate education in computer science and computer engineering. Located adjacent to the nation's capital in Alexandria, Virginia, it will unite industry, government, and academia in dynamic project-based learning and purpose driven research to shape the way emerging technologies influence society. The 11-story academic building of the Innovation Campus is set to open in 2025. Joining now offers a unique opportunity to be part of an emerging Virginia Tech graduate program while helping to design and shape the cutting-edge instructional programs to be offered at the Innovation Campus.

Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Finance and Operations at the Innovation Campus, the Associate Director of Finance Operations & Analysis will be responsible for managing accounting, finance and compliance functions and providing data-rich and intuitive financial reporting and analysis for the Innovation Campus.

This position will provide consultative support and policy guidance on budget and financial issues to Innovation Campus leaders and serve as a liaison with other University departments as needed to coordinate budget and financial activity. This position will help develop, implement and oversee internal controls necessary to achieve full compliance with established state, university and Virginia Tech Foundation financial guidelines and systems. This position will also provide support for the continual improvement efforts of the senior management area by supporting ad hoc projects through the application of various research, statistical and analytical techniques.

This position will be responsible for monitoring all Innovation Campus budgets, analyzing activity and trends, participating in the development of multi-year budget plans, and developing meaningful financial reports and analyses to enable the senior leadership team to manage budgets strategically.

The successful candidate will be responsible for critically analyzing business needs, policies, procedures, providing data analysis and reporting and making recommendations to enhance the Innovation Campus' financial capabilities and execute creative approaches to complex financial issues. The successful candidate will be comfortable creating and maintaining complex financial models, have strong communication skills, and become a respected and valued business partner.

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Public or Business Administration, finance, or related field(s) or Bachelor's degree plus significant training and/or experience, which equates to this degree.
  • Ability to work independently with general supervision.
  • Substantial experience in financial operations
  • Demonstrated budget or forecasting experience.
  • Supervisory experience
  • Advanced MS Office skills with an emphasis in modeling in Excel

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in higher education
  • Knowledge of Virginia Tech University fiscal policies and procedures
  • Experience in Banner/Ellucian ERP
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated customer service orientation.
  • Ability to work with discretion and to maintain confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated multi-tasking, troubleshooting, and problem-solving skills.

Appointment Type


Salary Information

$108,000 - $128,000

Review Date


Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, ethnicity or national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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