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Director of Financial Services

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

Job Description

Reporting to the Vice President for Enterprise Administration and Business Services (EABS), the Director of Financial Services provides leadership for the financial, budgetary, and business operations of Enterprise Administrative and Business Services, including division E&G, Auxiliary, Self-Supporting, and Central finance areas; as well as act as an advisor to all department heads within EABS on all financial matters. The Director of Financial Services is also responsible for analyzing business opportunities and developing recommendations for management based on data gathered through analysis, as well as developing business plans to support vice presidential initiatives. The position is also responsible for coordinating the details of the division's resources with the appropriate Virginia Tech central finance areas and the Virginia Tech Foundation. This position will provide leadership and have direct oversight of the Business Center and financial staff, which supports business and financial functions for the entire division. Provides strategic planning for the Vice President of EABS and VPEABS Senior staff on all financial and business matters. Serves as a primary point of contact with Central Finance, University Controller, University Foundation, and Internal Audit on all Divisional financial interests. Reviews business practices and procedures for all EABS units to ensure compliance with Federal, State, and University regulations/policies.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance, and/or related field or a combination of education, training, and work experience at a level equating to a degree. Demonstrated experience developing business plans to support key priorities. Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks concurrently; excellent organizational and delegation skills; and ability to work collaboratively in a complex environment. Excellent analytical and quantitative skills with knowledge of computer applications for data analysis and report development. Knowledge of the principles and practices of budget formulation, evaluation, and execution; accounting practices and procedures; and accepted business practices. Demonstrated ability to work professionally and effectively with executive and senior leadership. Commitment to a high level of customer service and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with other administrative personnel throughout the university. Analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills, with strong attention to detail and the ability to see the big picture. Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact and communicate effectively with diverse groups of people.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree in Business Administration, Finance, or relevant experience equivalent to a Master's Degree, is preferred. Experience in higher education administration and knowledge of higher education issues and operations, university policies, and procedures. General understanding of and experience supporting division operations and functions, including one or more of the following: business services, public safety, environmental health and safety, transportation services, mail services, and emergency management.

Appointment Type


Salary Information

$130,000 - $145,000

Review Date

October 7, 2022

Additional Information

The position requires performing repetitive motions such as data entry. Must have a criminal background check. Other (Describe Below) May be required to work additional hours outside the normal work schedule to meet the department's needs.

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, 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.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact James Perkins at jamesp70@vt.eduduring regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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