Associate Director of Finance and Operations

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Work type: Full-Time Staff
Location: Columbus, GA
Categories: Accounting/Finance

Position Title

Associate Director of Finance and Operations


Finance Office


School of Medicine

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Columbus, GA

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Reporting to the Director of Finance & Operations for the School of Medicine, the Associate Director of Finance & Operations will oversee and manage the financial activities and operations of the Columbus campus, which will involve formulating and implementing short- and long-term plans for budgeting, campus services, infrastructure, and facilities. The incumbent will ensure effective administrative support for students, faculty, and staff for the Savannah Campus. He or she will manage the daily administration of budgets and finances and manage the upkeep and maintenance of the Columbus facilities and grounds in conjunction with the University Physical Plant. The Associate Director of Finance & Operations acts with a significant degree of freedom with routine management decisions under the direct supervision of the Director of Finance & Operations.

Required Qualifications

A bachelor's degree in accounting or related field from an accredited college/university is required along with three years of experience which must include accounting, budget preparation/monitoring, and knowledge and understanding of GAAP.  Candidates with an MBA are highly desirable. Must have in-depth knowledge of Microsoft Excel for preparing financial analysis and in-depth reporting using multiple sources of information.

The successful candidate must display the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Must be able to communicate effectively (verbal and written) with all management levels within the University as well as key individuals in other organizations/agencies in order to provide maximum support to students, faculty, and others being served by the Columbus Campus.
  • Knowledge of accounting, budgeting, general business programs, policies and procedures is required to insure effective/efficient use and distribution of financial and other resources.
    Knowledge, understanding, and business application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Must be able to respond effectively to numerous and varied situations, analyze issues, and respond quickly and correctly to resolve problems and support the needs of students, faculty, staff, and others on the Columbus Campus.
  • Analytical abilities required in presenting budget status summaries/reports and recommending alternatives to improve services for students, faculty, & staff and to enhance Columbus facility.
  • Knowledge of other University departments and personnel required to insure support for the Columbus Campus and effective coordination with other MUSM and University offices.
  • The Associate Director of Finance & Operations Columbus Campus must be a "team player" with the desire to promote the entire University and all of its programs through energetic and effective coordination with applicable University departments and appropriate external organizations and agencies.
  • Excellent listening skills and trained abilities to adapt to a dynamic environment and progressive organization.
Is a criminal background check needed for this position?


Is a credit check needed for this position?


Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

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FLSA Status


Required Documents

Resume, Cover Letter, References

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should be prepared to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have a bachelor's degree in accounting or a related field and/or an MBA?
2. Describe specific ways you have used Microsoft Excel.

EEO Statement


Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

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