About CTY The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth is a nonprofit dedicated to identifying and developing the talents of academically advanced K-12 students around the world. We provide today's brightest students with fun, challenging courses; a community of engaged learners; and a strong foundation for future success in college and their careers. Want to join our team? We're looking for mission-driven problem-solvers who can thrive in CTY's diverse, collaborative, fast-paced, and results-driven work environment. We value innovation, creativity, integrity, and a shared commitment to the bright young people we serve. In return, we offer employees the opportunity to be part of the Johns Hopkins community and to take advantage of our generous benefits package, which includes affordable health-care options and tuition assistance for employees and their families. Position Summary: Reporting to the Sr. Director of Finance and Business Affairs, the Director of Financial Operations leads and directs the operations of the Budget and Accounting teams. This position ensures JHU CTY's accounting and budget teams adhere to Johns Hopkins controls, policies and procedures and also to provide direction and resolution regarding difficult and complex issues working closely with the Sr. Director of Finance and Business Affairs, CTY's senior leadership team and management. The Director of Financial Operations is also a liaison to the Corporate Controller's Office, University Budget Office and other University offices as an advocate for the Financial Officers' area, as well as disseminating information to these organizations regarding operational and strategic opportunities. Essential Job Duties Include the Following:
Attract, retain, motivate, lead and develop a high performing accounting team; hold the team accountable for meeting performance objectives and for high quality service delivery to internal and external stakeholders.
Design and maintain an efficient organizational structure for the accounting team adequate for achieving the department's goals and objectives.
Develop and maintain efficient processes that meet all GAAP accounting standards and implement appropriate internal controls around the processes to assure accurate and timely information.
Partner with Senior leadership and program departments to develop, implement, oversee and continuously refine an effective infrastructure of systems and processes to support the day to day financial operations and growth objectives of the communities.
Establish and enforce, in coordination with operations and development, an internal controls function to assure compliance with approved policies and procedures as it relates to accounting and finance.
Partner with JHU Controller's office in the areas of international business services, tax, treasury, and sponsored finance.
Oversee and ensure the timely and accurate preparation, delivery and analysis of financial statements, budgets and forecasts for CTY.
Lead the audit process and serve as liaison with JHU and third party auditors to ensure completion of audits and tax returns within tight reporting deadlines.
Lead process of preparing financial statements.
Manage the yearly budget review process with the Senior leadership and Program management teams, recommending ways to reduce cost and enhance revenues.
Manage timely and accurate month-end close process and dissemination of financial management reports to management and external partners.
Provide support to the research administration function, specifically related to general post-award research administration.
Other duties as assigned.
The Director Financial Operations will be a key member of the CTY's management team providing leadership and direction on a variety of departmental topics.
Manages subordinate supervisors and accounting staff and is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the Budget and Accounting team.
Carries out managerial responsibilities in accordance with Johns Hopkins University and Center for Talented Youth policies and applicable laws.
Leading a team of senior and staff accountants responsible for generating all accounting and month end reporting; motivate team and provide strong leadership; interviewing, hiring, and training associates; planning, assigning, and directing work; performance management; and addressing employee relations matters in a timely fashion.
Sets clear performance expectations, provides feedback to others, recommends training and coaching when appropriate, ensures recognition for results and takes corrective action to resolve performance problems as appropriate.
Essential Skills, Experience and Talents:
Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university in a financial discipline; CPA preferred.
10 years of progressive accounting and budget experience, including a minimum of 3 years in a Controller position.
International experience preferred.
Demonstrated knowledge of not-for-profit accounting in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, OMB Circulars, and appropriate Code of Federal Regulations sections.
Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel and general ledger applications, SAP experience preferred.
Exceptional analytical skills with a strong attention to detail.
Professional business writing skills with the ability to convey information in a clear, concise, organized and logical manner.
Excellent verbal communication skills with the ability to interact with associates at all levels to a broad range of internal and external stakeholders.
Critical thinking skills to resolve complex problems and issues.
Ability to work with strict deadlines in a fast paced environment with high volume transactions.
Ability to work effectively in a team environment and foster commitment and cohesiveness by motivating, guiding and facilitating cooperation toward goal accomplishments.
Johns Hopkins University remains committed to its founding principle, that education for all students should be grounded in exploration and discovery. Hopkins students are challenged not just to learn but also to advance learning itself. Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and entrepreneurship are all encouraged and nourished in this unique educational environment. After more than 130... years, Johns Hopkins remains a world leader in both teaching and research. Faculty members and their research colleagues at the university's Applied Physics Laboratory have each year since 1979 won Johns Hopkins more federal research and development funding than any other university. The university has nine academic divisions and campuses throughout the Baltimore-Washington area. The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the School of Education and the Carey Business School are based at the Homewood campus in northern Baltimore. The schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing share a campus in east Baltimore with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Peabody Institute, a leading professional school of music, is located on Mount Vernon Place in downtown Baltimore. The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is located in Washington's Dupont Circle area.