Director, Business Operations - Cardiovascular Division

Washington University in St. Louis   •  

Saint Louis, MO

Industry: Education.


8 - 10 years

Posted 245 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Essential Functions


Position is responsible for managing and directing the financial and administrative activities for the division and its associated centers and joint ventures.  


  1. Provides financial and administrative guidance to the Division Chief, Section Chiefs and Director of Clinical Operations in ensuring compliance with operating budget, salary guidelines, University policies and procedures and Department policies and procedures.
  2. Continuously monitors, directs and analyzes operations and financial performance for all clinical and research activities of the division.
  3. Coordinates with the Department of Medicine Business Office to analyze financial issues/opportunities related to the Division.
  4. In coordination with Division Chief develops standard practices and procedures for the division. 
  5. Prepares, creates, coordinates and prioritizes the entire annual division operating budget.
  6. Manages division payroll, billing and collections, purchasing and disbursements functions.
  7. In cooperation with the Division Chief manages the annual salary increase planning process for faculty and staff.
  8. Manages and prepares all quarterly and annual productivity and performance based bonuses for faculty and staff.
  9. Prepares offer letters and pro forma analysis for new faculty hires.
  10. Negotiate and manage agreements with BJC and its affiliated hospitals.
  11. In coordination with facilities and legal, negotiations sublease agreements with BJC and other landlords.
  12. Reviews and approves regular operating budget transactions over $10,000 and capital asset (plant fund) transactions over $500.  Review and approve budget adjustments made by Division.
  13. Oversees the activities of the Senior Research Administrator to ensure the Organized and Clinical Research activity of the division are handled in accordance with university and government policies.
  14. Oversees the activities of the division billing manager to ensure clinical activity of the division is billed to maximize reimbursement in accordance with university and government policies.
  15. Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • At least 7 years’ experience in a financial, accounting, budgeting, auditing, or planning function with minimum of 5 years supervising three or more personnel.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree and CPA/CMA preferred.
  • Demonstrates understanding of generally accepted accounting principles, not-for-profit entities and particularly institutions of higher learning. 
  • Ability to analyze and resolve highly difficult problems, to integrate information from multiple sources, to utilize creative thinking and to exercise considerable judgment and resourcefulness.
  • Possess strong interpersonal, communication, organization, management and supervisory skills.
  • Position requires diplomacy and confidentiality due to highly sensitive information utilized or accessed.
  • Experience in an automated/integrated data processing environment, computer and network literate.

Salary Range

Base pay commensurate with experience.