The WSARC Chief Financial Officer (CFO) supports this mission with responsibility for fiscal elements of Wright State Applied Research Corporation and Wright State Research Institute while also providing administrative oversight to financial operations. Reporting to and partnering with the Wright State Applied Research Corporation (WSARC) CEO and Wright State Research Institute (WSRI) Executive Director, the CFO sets and develops WSARC's and WSRI's financial policy and direction while also being an active participant in, and the driver of, the organization's overall strategy. Leading all financial administration, business planning, risk management and budgeting of the organization, to include the development of a financial and operational strategy, metrics tied to that strategy, and the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve company assets and report accurate financial results. As a member of the leadership team, the CFO will work closely with a motivated and engaged committee of the WSARC board of directors.
BS in accounting or finance or equivalent experience to include 15 years of broad industry finance experience with government contracting (DOD) or research centered organization including exposure to audit and compliance functions, followed by experience gathering and evaluating financial information and making actionable recommendations to senior leadership.
U.S. Citizenship required.
CPA and/or CDFM or equivalent certification; or enrollment in certification program and award of certification within 1 year of employment in CFO position.
5 years experience in a supervisory role; demonstrated expertise as a hands-on manager with a strong commitment to developing team members; models integrity and a desire to work in a dynamic, mission-driven environment.
Demonstrated experience of successfully managing finance accounting, budgeting, control, and reporting within a complex financial environment.
Demonstrated expertise in working with grants, contracts, MOUs and similar legal instruments.
Experience overseeing compliance with financial management and reporting for Federal and State awards.
Proactive, with evidence of having worked as a true business partner with executive leadership.
Skill in examining, developing, re-engineering, and recommending financial policies and procedures.
Strong analytical skills and experience interpreting a strategic vision into an operational model.
A collaborative and flexible style, with a strong service mentality. Needs to be seen as a team player who is committed to lifelong learning.
An effective communicator, with strong oral and written skills.
Experience working with typical Microsoft Office tools and software.
Strong hands of knowledge of Costpoint Financial System Software and backend data sets (tables)10 years.
Essential Functions and percent of time::
35% Essential function: Fiscal Administration and Strategy
Leads WSARC/ WSRI fiscal affairs, including fiscal controls, budget development, compliance, investments, and capitol request, overseeing and authorizing expenditures, and serving as a signatory for disbursements.
Develop and track financial performance measures that support the company’s financial strategic direction
Partner with the WSARCCEO and WSRI Executive Director and Chief of Staff on all operational and strategic issues as they arise; provide strategic recommendations to the Executive Director based on financial analysis and projections, cost identification and allocation, and revenue/expense analysis.
Chair applicable WSARC finance and audit board committees; engage the board finance committee around issues, trends, and changes in the operating model
Lead and oversee the preparation of fiscal reports/documentations, and metrics; prepare and communicate monthly and annual financial statements.
Conduct financial modeling and risk analysis of WSARC and WSRI operations, potential investments and research portfolio.
Participate in the ongoing strategic planning process as an integral member of the leadership team.
Oversee long-term budgetary planning and cost management in alignment with WSU's and WSRI's strategic plan.
Responsible for the organizational and financial management of WSARC CostPoint system and reconciliation with WSU Banner systems as applicable.
Responsible for the development of Indirect Rates and the annual reporting and reconciliation of Incurred Cost Submission Cognitive Agency.
General office working conditions
Special Contract terms and conditions of employment apply. Length of contract is one year, renewable, contingent upon funding.
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