We are seeking aAssistant Director of Business Solutions. The Assistant Director of Business Solutions for University Student Services provides critical leadership within the University Student Services Finance Team for the delivery of strategic communications, financial reporting, and data analysis. The successful candidate will lead a new team which will interpret budgetary, financial, and related organizational metrics to provide scenarios and recommendations to USS financial decision-makers. They will lead a small team to develop and implement a strategy to improve USS collaboration with stakeholders (such as University academic centers) through better data sharing, real-time analysis tools, and modern technologies more. Finally, they will lead efforts to summarize data, convey trends, and effectively communicate where the division and its programs have been, are now, and are heading in the future.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Financial Analysis and Reporting
Review and analyze the operating results of the division.
Recommend and implement improvements to quarterly reporting.
Collaborate in the preparation of critical communications to the University Trustee Finance Committee.
Collaborate with the University Budget Office in using Financial Aid Models to predict the availability of financial aid sources and uses in current and future years.
Partner with the Central Budget Office to analyze quarterly projections and budget vs. actual variances.
Supervise a small team of analysts to.
Distill complex data in a meaningful way.
Create dashboards and reports for USS leaders, managers, directors, and partners.
Collaborate with Business/Data Analyst counterparts across USS and Johns Hopkins to maximize efficiencies and achieve set goals.
Develop and oversee a USS data strategy that leverages modern technologies for data collection, compilation, and dissemination.
Investigate, recommend, and oversee data analytic tools to monitor financial data including budget versus actual, budget projections, and financial trends. Monitor the results to proactively elevate concerns to leadership.
Develop and maintain high data quality standards to ensure accurate reporting, while identifying ways to streamline data collection and reporting efforts.
Advise the Associate Vice Provost of Finance & Administration for University Student Services, the Sr. Director of Finance and Operations and the Director of Human Resources for University Student Services on all aspects of data management, financial records maintenance, technology enhancement, technology policies and the implementation of new initiatives that involve technology.
Summarize complex information to present clear and concise data insights to university leaders and donors, including principal gift donors, about University Student Services finances.
Uses strong story telling techniques to communicate historical financial data, financial trends and trajectories and highlight calls to action.
Prepare data files, divisional summaries, and briefing presentations regarding divisional operating budgets using SAP, Microsoft Office products, and other budget preparation tools.
Participate in high level meetings with Divisional Business Officers and Central Budget Office representatives related to USS finances.
Special Knowledge Skills & Abilities
Independence and objectivity.
Analysis of large volumes of data from various sources to identify anomalies and trends.
Knowledge of university systems and underlying data.
Strong data analytic and critical thinking skills.
Ability to draw defendable conclusions, based upon the data.
Strong communicator and collaborator with internal and external staff and employees.
Self-management of workload to accomplish goals in a timely manner.
Ability to supervise data analytics staff members.
Strategic thinker with the ability to partner with the Central Finance Team on special projects in support of mission critical initiatives.
Bachelor's Degree in MIS, Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Information Systems, Data Analytics or related field is preferred.
Minimum of 5 years of related experience required, including developing data analytic tools to solve business problems.
Additional experience may be substituted for education.
Specialized skills in building data analytics with tools such as Power BI or Tableau.
Strong analytical capabilities, candidates who are energized by quantitative tasks and responsibilities will thrive in this position.
Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills.
Excel - effectively run reports, write, and validate formulas and calculations, create tables and graphs, link information, create pivot tables, manage multiple sources of data, and ensure data accuracy.
PowerPoint - effectively 'tell the story' with supporting data, create/import tables, graphs, and create decks/executive summaries for leadership review.
Creative thinker with strong teamworking and collaboration skills.
Flexible, team player who will flourish in a fast-paced environment.
Strong attention to detail, organizational and multitasking skills.
High levels of discretion in handling confidential information.
Preference will be given to candidates with 3 years or more experience working with financial information.
Experience with SAP.
Experience with Microsoft Office.
Experience with data visualization tools (e.g. Microsoft Power BI, Tableau, etc).
Experience with technical project management for financial and other IT systems.
Experience working in a Higher Educational Institution.
Classified Title: Business Solution Analyst Working Title: Assistant Director of Business Solutions Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PE Starting Salary Range: 71,230 - $97,880 (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Hybrid/Homewood Campus Department name: Student Services Finance & Administration Personnel area: University Student Services
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