JOB SUMMARY: The Director of Finance and Administration provides both operational and programmatic support to the organization. The Director supervises the Alaska Pacific University (APU) Financial Services Division and is the chief financial spokesperson for the organization. The Director reports directly to the Chief Financial Officer of the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and directly assists senior management on all strategic and tactical matters as they relate to budget management, cost benefit analysis, forecasting needs and the securing of new funding.
Develops and manages strategies to assure effective financial planning and analysis. Reviews APU strategies and determines financial resource requirements and goals. Develops tactical goals for the university; determines scope and priorities of projects; coordinates resources required to achieve goals. Supervises the APU financialreporting and budgeting function; monitors analysis of budget and financial variables, capital expenditures, revenue cycle and financial planning activities.
Reports regularly to the President and Board of Trustees on the status of campus improvement/building projects.
Monitors all banking activities of the organization including investments, capital structure determining the best mix of debt, equity, and internal financing.
Ensures reporting financial information is completed timely and accurately to internal and external recipients. Reporting included but not limited to: financial statements, annual independent audit, and various federal and state reporting.
Monitors and reviews trends in educational financial management, and recommends technical improvements. Develops and recommends financial strategies, objectives, and policies for APU. Assures effective communications with APU management and other departments. Assures compliance with state and federal policy and regulations.
Hires and supervises staff. Manages division performance and productivity. Directs the continuous improvement of the work processes. Assures the overall integrity of the development support and functionality of the division products and services. Manages, allocates, and coordinates numerous internal and external resources.
Serves director and officer of affiliated organizations and assigned boards, committees and leadership teams. Also serves as a liaison between the APU and various regional organizations and state and federal agencies; serves on committees, task forces and other groups.
Keeps up to date with all federal statutes surrounding IRS guidelines pertaining to the operations of not for profit entities and universities.
Oversees and manages revenue cycle, general accounting, business development, risk management, contracting, retail supply warehouse operations, budget development, decision support, grant compliance, integrated supply chain, and enterprise resource planning (ERP) departments.
Develops and manages division and departmental budgets. Maintains current and accurate financial and resource information on division operations. Reviews and monitors status reports prepared by department managers and recommends schedule and plan modifications.
Performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE and SKILLS
• Knowledge of university system and the revenue cycle processes.
• Knowledge of Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) rules and regulatory reporting
• Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, practices and their applications.
• Knowledge of principles of mathematical and statistical computations.
• Knowledge of related federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations.
• Knowledge of the principles and practices of cost accounting, budgeting and strategic planning.
• Knowledge of continuous quality improvement concepts, theories, and application.
• Skill in managing large and complex budgets, and general accounting systems.
• Skill in analyzing and evaluating accounting and internal control methods and financial reports.
• Skill in interpreting and applying federal, state and APU financial policies, procedures and regulations.
• Skill in analyzing financial issues and making logical recommendations based on findings.
• Skill in effectively managing and leading staff, and delegating tasks and authority.
• Skill in assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.
• Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relations with co-workers, contractors, and representatives from other local, state and federal agencies.
• Skill in operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of software applications.
• Skills in managing quality improvement initiatives, including redesigning processes, establishing metrics, and leading quality teams.
MINIMUM EDUCATION QUALIFICATION
A Master's Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance or related field. Progressively responsible professional work-related experience, education, or training may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for college education.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATION
Supervisory – Ten (10) years' experience as CFO or in executive/management level position at an organization of similar size and complexity. High level of integrity, discretion and accountability.
MINIMUM CERTIFICATION QUALIFICATION
PREFERRED EDUCATION QUALIFICATION
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATION
• Experience in the Alaska Tribal Health System.
• Positive working relationships with Alaska regional and Tribal Health Organizations.
PREFERRED CERTIFICATION QUALIFICATION
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Certification preferred.
• Depending on the needs of the organization, some incumbents in this job class may be required to obtain additional certifications or training in one or more specialty areas.
The following demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:
• Works in office area, as well as throughout the university.
• Sits, stands, bends, lifts, and moves intermittently during working hours.
• Must be able to lift push, pull and move a minimum of 25 pounds.
• Communicates and interacts with general public, staff, faculty, students, etc., under all conditions and circumstances.
• Work situations may be subject to exposure to change in weather.