Position Information

Area Finance and Administrative Director
Area Finance and Administrative Director
Available Title(s):
1147-NN_ADMINPRO - Area Finance/Administrative Officer
Business Title:
Area Finance and Administrative Director
Employee Type:
Admin. Professional
Time Type:
Full time
Position Term:
12 Month
Position Details:
As the Area Finance and Administrative Director, you will manage the complex financial, administrative, and personnel functions for the system-wide University Marketing and Communications area. You will serve as the principal consultant and advisor to the Vice President of Marketing and Communications on a full range of management issues, in addition to working with directors and managers throughout the area. You will participate in the development and implementation of strategic financial and business plans; develop and implement area-level policies and procedures to address operational needs and efficiencies; and collaborate with the Vice President, managers, directors, and Human Resources on area personnel matters. You will also supervise the area's finance, administrative services, and IT support team.
This is a full time (100% FTE), permanent position. This position is overtime exempt.
This position works on-site on the WSU Pullman campus. After an initial training and onboarding period, this position may be eligible for a hybrid work arrangement, to be discussed during the recruitment process.
Monthly Salary: $5,485.73 - $8,400 | In accordance with https://app.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=49.58.110 the above salary reflects the full salary range for this position. Individual placement within the range is based on the candidate's current experience, education, skills, and abilities related to the position. Successful candidates typically begin up to mid-point of the salary range. For additional information, please review https://hrs.wsu.edu/managers/classification-compensation/ap-compensation-structure/.
Benefits: WSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid sick and vacation leave; paid holidays; medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts. For additional information, please review the https://hrs.wsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/2024-Benefit-Overview-for-Faculty-and-AP.pdf and https://hrs.wsu.edu/managers/recruitment-toolkit/total-compensation/.
Required Qualifications:
• Positions require a Bachelor's degree in a related administrative, business, liberal arts, or social sciences discipline and five (5) years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified, which has included at least one (1) year of supervisory experience. A Master's degree in a related field may be substituted for up to one (1) year of the required experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
• Experience in detailed accounting and financial reporting including computerized management of financial records.
• Demonstrated ability to develop and use budget templates and databases using software programs such as Word and Excel.
• Demonstrated ability to effectively handle multiple tasks simultaneously in an organized manner.
• Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills, and demonstrated success working as a team member in a diverse group.
Preferred Qualifications
• Master's degree in accounting or relevant field.
• CPA or other relevant license/certification.
• Experience with fund accounting.
• Advanced skills in Excel, Access, and Workday.
• Demonstrated understanding of financially self-sustaining organizations.
• Familiarity with WSU or other higher education institution financial policies and procedures.
• Familiarity with WSU or other higher education institution personnel policies and procedures.
• Ability to effectively interact with external partners and vendors.
• Demonstrated ability to operate effectively when dealing with complex, detail-oriented financial tasks, and tight deadlines.
About University Marketing and Communications:
University Marketing and Communications shares the stories of inspiring students, innovative faculty, ground-breaking researchers, hard-working staff, and proud alumni from across all of WSU's six campuses. Learn more about how the various teams within https://ucomm.wsu.edu/ spotlight the many ways that WSU benefits the state of Washington and the world.
Additional Information:
Area/College: University Marketing and Communications
Department Name: Finance and Administration
City, State, Zip: Pullman, WA 99164
Posting Close Date: Online applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, February 11, 2024.
Application Instructions: Applicants must upload the following required documents to their online application. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.
• Resume
• Cover Letter
External candidates, upload all documents in the “Resume/CV” section of your application. Current WSU Employees (internal candidates), before starting your Workday application, please use these https://jira.esg.wsu.edu/servicedesk/customer/kb/view/156962755. Internal candidates, upload all documents in the “Resume/Cover Letter” section of your application.
Documents may be submitted as one file or separate files. Applicants are encouraged to upload as a PDF, if possible.
Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the
Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check because it requires access to children or vulnerable adults as defined by https://app.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=74.34, engages in law enforcement, requires security clearance, interacts with WSU students in a counseling or advising capacity, has access to personal identifying and/or financial information, unsupervised access to university buildings/property, or other business-related need. A background check will not be completed until an initial determination of qualification for employment has been made.
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.
WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or https://hrs@wsu.edu.
To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/4932023
Washington State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Educator and Employer.
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Position: Area Finance and Administrative Director
Organization: Washington State University
Location: Pullman,  WA 
United States
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 1/12/2024
Status: This listing expires on: 4/11/2024
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Pullman,  WA 99164
United States
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