Reporting to the Chair of the Department and the Vice Dean for Administration, the Department Administrator/CFO is responsible for planning and organizing the Department's financial affairs and administering its clinical, educational and research programs. In conjunction with the Chair, the DA/CFO sets departmental goals and objectives as well as manages its relationship with the Medical School, CU Medical Center, New York Presbyterian Hospital, and other affiliated organizations.
The Department of Otolaryngology consists of 14 full-time faculty, 11 audiologists and speech pathologists, 5 volunteer faculty; 20 residents, 3 fellows. 50 administrative and technical staff across 4 payrolls; $45M annual operating budget and 5 sites; including the Divisions of: General Otolaryngology, Pediatrics, Head and Neck Surgery, Otology/Neurotology, Rhinology and Anterior Skull Base Surgery, Laryngology, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Audiology.
Direct the department's financial planning and accounting practices.
Maintain financial management reporting and control systems.
Monitor departmental expenditures.
Oversee compliance with the policies, procedures and regulations of the University/affiliated organizations/external agencies.
Assure an efficient, high-functioning infrastructure to support the Department's clinical, educational and research missions.
Bachelor's degree required or equivalent in education and experience plus 10 years of related experience.
Master's degree in business administration or similar degree and a minimum of seven years of progressive responsibility at a managerial level, preferably in an academic health center.
Effective leadership and organizational skills.
Proven ability to manage and lead staff in a changing environment.
Knowledge, experience and ability to manage complex information and computer systems.
Understanding of managerial accounting and finance principles (including practice management).
Understanding of the evolving health care marketplace.
Ability to identify opportunities to enhance income from development and revenue sources as well as identifying how best to promote, schedule and charge for various initiatives.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse population of faculty, staff and students.
Experienced in the supervision of administrative and support staff personnel.
Ability to provide initiative, judgment and creativity in the resolution of complex problems.
Effective communication/presentation skills, and a proven track record of forming collaborative and effective working relationships with physicians and administrative leaders.
Ability to establish realistic and achievable priorities and the ability to lead staff to achieve departmental goals and objectives.
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