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Director of Finance - Academic Affairs - Office of the Dean - Southwestern Medical School

Job Number: 529223
Categories: Professional
Dallas, TX

Department: Southwestern Medical School
Full/Part Time/PRN: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular











This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information




Salary Negotiable 



Experience and Education


Bachelor's degree in business, finance, or accounting field and eight (8) years more of progressive management experience, ideally with some experience in a medical school and preferably including work or close interaction with an academic health system or hospital. PeopleSoft and Hyperion experience is required.
A Master's degree or doctorate in business, finance, or accounting and ten (10) years or more of progressive management experience, ideally with some experience in a medical school and preferably including work or close interaction with an academic health system or hospital preferred.


Job Duties

1.  Coordinate all budget discussions within Academic Affairs for the COO.

2.  Interact directly with Administrators on finance and performance questions, working with institutional decision support to provide timely management reports to Academic Affairs leadership.

3.  Perform analysis and make recommendations on complex financial methodologies involving patent income flows, grants management, cost allocations, tuition & fees, etc.

4.  Partner with Business Affairs to prepare and provide executive reports on monthly and year-to-date performance by department and at the school level.

5.  Coordinate analytical requests relating to financial and operational trends, gifts, endowments, grant trends, space efficiency, etc.

6.  Resolve issues raised by faculty and administrators/business managers on matters related to finance, space, benchmarks, systems, etc.

7.  Partner with MSRDP Finance and Business Affairs to support, develop, and maintain an all funds reporting and budgeting system.

8.  Present Academic Affairs financial information to leadership venues, faculty on-boarding opportunities, manager meetings, etc.

9.  Set strategies for department coordination on issues related to finance or compliance, translating into new policies and procedures, etc.

10.  Help improve financial reporting tools for the departments by working with Business Affairs.

11.  Maintain an on-going capital plan for Academic Affairs, and help formulate financial strategies and contingencies to meet Academic Affairs obligations.

12.  Understand the financial condition of the Schools and translating this data to an executive view for the COO and Dean's review.

13.  Lead financial redesign efforts within Academic Affairs regarding the methodologies used to allocate Provost funds.

14.  Establish relationships with Academic, Heath, and Business Affairs, leading to increased trust and cooperation.

15.  Serve as a key thought leader in the budget process, including the effort to create consistency of budgeting and accounting practices.

16.  Build on the business manager community; serve as a leader in the development/training process for managers.

17.  Help create a culture of automation and lean processes across the Academic Affairs entity.

18.  Assist the Chief Operating Officer with new strategies for efficiency and/or revenue generation.

19.  Become a leader in the National Group on Business Affairs in the AAMC in order to evaluate how other Schools are organized and other opportunities for improvement in systems.

Performs other duties as assigned. 


UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; gender, including sexual harassment; age; disability; citizenship; and veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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