• Full Time
  • Omaha, NE
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Website Creighton University

Director, Finance – Administrative Areas


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Seeking experienced financial professionals looking to make a difference!

We are looking for an experienced Accounting and Finance professional to join the Creighton community.   Bring your knowledge, skills, experience and passion to Creighton University.


Creighton University founded in 1878 is located in Omaha Nebraska.   We are a comprehensive Jesuit University that educates over 8,000 students.  Our nine (9) colleges and schools offer over 140 programs including arts and sciences, business administration, law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, dentistry, and graduate studies. Creighton employs over 2200 people making it one of the largest employers in the Omaha community.

Creighton is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report for 2020 in the categories of Internships, Undergraduate Teaching, and Best Value School.   The University was also recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the nation’s best-value institutions in its 2019 “Best Value Colleges: 200 Schools with Exceptional ROI for Your Tuition Investment”


Job Summary:  
Our Finance professionals are critical to the success of the university.   The Director of Finance for the university’s administrative areas will be responsible for a $155 million budget and a staff of 3-4 finance professionals.  This role will be responsible for supporting and partnering with the Vice Presidents and Vice Provosts representing 17 divisions and their leadership teams in short and long term strategic planning, key financial decisions, providing creative ideas and solutions for process improvements as well as leadership and oversite for budgeting, financial reporting, forecasting, and setting operational goals for our these areas. 


Essential Job Functions:  
Demonstrate effective management of responsible areas using: strategic planning, prioritization, effective communication / dissemination, timely analytical assessment of outcomes and continuous improvement processes.
Develop and advise on long range financial and organizational planning.
Exhibit leadership, communication and administrative oversight of the activities of the Finance areas resulting in a cohesive, effective and efficient team. Evaluation of the finance/administrative services structure and team plan for continual improvement of efficiency and effectiveness of the group as well as providing individuals with professional and personal growth opportunities.
In concert with leadership, contribute to the development and articulation of finance and operation goals / objectives which assure the Divisions fulfill their missions and their strategy.
Collaborate with other financial staff to identify opportunities to automate the finance process.
Develop, implement and communicate policies, guidelines and procedures that result in sound fiscal and operational management of the Divisions.  Monitors the Divisions’ financial performance; analyzes and prepares documentation and spreadsheets setting forth forecasts, projections, and adverse trends and provide appropriate recommendations needed to achieve accountability and growth benchmarks.
Ability to work across levels, functions and departments to support staff in obtaining needed information from internal and external customers who are not in your direct reporting structure and ensure their information is being accurately reported.
Prepares financial results presentations for various levels of the organization ensuring information is consumable for the intended audience.
Must align financial and administrative procedures with division objectives and establish systems to ensure compliance with University policy and guidelines.
Provides ad hoc analysis as interest and issues arise. Assumes other responsibilities and performs such other duties as may be prescribed by the University.

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Economics or Finance; Master’s degree and/or CPA preferred
8 + years of progressively responsible finance experience leading a complex organization.
Minimum of 3 years of successful people management experience. Strong collaborative/teamwork mindset to lead, educate, mentor, motivate and inspire staff at all levels.
Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership technique, and coordination of people and resources. 
Strategic, creative, big picture leader
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Demonstrated ability to communicate detailed financial information to non-financial audiences.
Ability to work with diverse customer personalities, backgrounds, and possibly conflicting goals and/or agendas. 
Understands and embodies Creighton vision and mission.  Follows and understands the core values, employee standards of behavior and company policies and procedures