Senior Director of Finance and IT

The Ohio State University

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Job Title:Senior Director of Finance and IT

Department:Student Life | Association of College and University Housing Officers International


We are ACUHO-I – the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International – a professional association that serves a global membership of higher education institutions representing all types and sizes.

Home to more than 17,000 professionals representing 1.2 million on-campus students from around the globe, ACUHO-I is the leading organization of choice for campus housing and residence life professionals because we enhance your work to continuously optimize on-campus student living environments.

Senior Director of Finance and IT

The Senior Director of Finance and IT provides financial and IT management and oversight to a $5.2M private nonprofit 501(C)6 International Association, a $2.5M, 501(C)3 Foundation, and an LLC at $3.5m; oversees the business’s financial and IT aspects and drive its financial strategy and planning.

As a senior management team member directly reports to the CEO; supports and are a resource to the Association and Foundation Boards of Directors, Finance and Audit Committees, staff, and volunteer leaders; oversees all financial aspects of business and drive the company’s financial strategy; responsible for creating and managing budgets, projections, forecasting, finance operational policies and procedures, liability insurance management amongst other aspects of leading the department; oversees accurate and timely financial statements and related reports, including Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable, investments, inventory, amortization, depreciation, collections, inventory management, and staying abreast of relevant financial standards; oversees and manages the IT operations infrastructure; manages contracts and vendors, outside consultants, liaises with other departments to determine and address their IT needs and requirements, and ensures the maintenance of current projects and technology systems; identifies vulnerabilities, the need for upgrades, and opportunities for improvement; as needed proposes strategic solutions and recommend new systems and software.

Ohio State Career Roadmap Designation:

Function-Business Planning and Operations

Sub Function-Business Operations

Career Level-M3

Additional Information:

Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in accounting plus seven (7) years’ experience or equivalent combination of education and experience in managing an accounting/finance/IT unit. Knowledge of investment and fixed asset accounting; at least five (5) years’ experience in supervising staff; developing systems and procedures. Understanding of project management and IT processes. Strong communication skills, ability to work with diverse groups, skilled at managing multiple projects. Strong understanding of MIS, MS Word, Excel, Access, and proprietary accounting systems that interface with client management information systems. Travel required.

Desired: Twelve (12) or more years of experience managing an accounting/finance/IT unit. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license; master’s degree or equivalent combination of experiences.

This position will be located at our Columbus, OH headquarters, which is just east of the Ohio State’s main campus, with the opportunity for a hybrid or a fully-remote work arrangement.

ACUHO-I is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive environment for all employees.

Location:Remote Location

Position Type:Regular

Scheduled Hours:40

Shift:First Shift

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