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Executive Director of Finance

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Recruitment/Posting Title Executive Director of Finance
Job Category Staff & Executive - Finance/Accounting/Purchasing
Department CINJ-Finance
Our vision is to be a statewide, national and world leader of scientific discovery, transdisciplinary engagement, translation, patient care and education that improves outcomes for cancer patients and populations.
We will accomplish this by conducting innovative basic, clinical and population research and cutting-edge patient-centered care that expands our understanding of the etiology and biology of cancer; facilitates the rapid translation of laboratory-based discoveries into human studies; develops new approaches and interventions for cancer prevention that decrease cancer incidence and mortality; and develops new and better therapies to decrease suffering and mortality from cancer.
Curiosity and Discovery, Integrity, Collaboration, Respect and Caring, Perseverance.
Posting Summary
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking an Executive Director of Finance in the Finance Department at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.
The Executive Director of Finance is responsible for providing leadership and oversight of all financial aspects of the Rutger’s Cancer Institute of New Jersey, a matrix organization with complex funding sources including patient services, federal and state grants, contractual income with external business partners for clinical care, and a partner and affiliate network. The Executive Director of Finance has responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial activities of the Cancer Center with independent financial reporting to the Senior Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administration.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Directs and oversees all aspects of finance and accounting for RCINJ, an independent institute within the University, aligning financial management with the strategic objectives of the Center and the University.
  • Strategic financial planning for Rutgers-wide initiatives.
  • Represents RCINJ University.
  • Ensures credibility of institutional financials and provides timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial trends, and forecasts.
  • Evaluates and advises on the financial impact of strategic planning and new business and program development for the institute.
  • Designs, implements, and oversees a variety of financial business models with external partners.
  • Oversees process for financial planning, budget development, and consolidation of financial reports for the cancer center.
  • Provides recommendations to the Cancer Center to strategically enhance financial performance and leverage business opportunities.
  • Oversees hiring, development and appropriate allocation of all Finance Department staff members to ensure day- to-day financial operations and strategic initiatives are achieved.
  • Designs and implements internal controls to ensure compliance with applicable Federal, State and Local regulatory laws.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
Work Arrangement
FLSA Exempt
Grade 44S
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 185819.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 235065.000
Annual Maximum Salary 284310.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description Non-Union
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft
Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview .
Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to https://finance.rutgers.edu/healthcare-risk/insurance/postdoctoral-health-insurance.
COVID-19 Immunization Requirement
Under Policy 60.1.35 , Rutgers University requires all prospective employees to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and have received a booster (where eligible) against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Prospective employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment must provide proof they have received a booster within two weeks (14 calendar days) of eligibility . Based on current guidance, individuals are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of any COVID-19 vaccine authorized or approved for use in the United States by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Eligibility for a booster against COVID-19 varies and is explained on the University’s web site located at https://coronavirus.rutgers.edu/covid-19-vaccine . Failure to provide proof of primary vaccination and booster will result in rescission of a prospective employee’s offer of employment and/or disciplinary action up to and including termination.
Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP


Minimum Education and Experience
  • Master’s Degree in Business, Finance, or Health Care Administration is required.
  • At least ten plus (10+) years of experience in progressively more responsible positions in financial administration including five (5) years in a management role.
  • Prior fiscal management experience with complex funding sources inclusive of patient services, Federal and State grants, contractual income for clinical care and affiliate network agreements.
  • Equivalent experience, education and/or training may be substituted for the education requirements.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Effective oral and communication skills.
  • Must be computer literate with proficiency and working knowledge of database and reporting tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.
  • Outstanding human relations and leadership skills and the ability to function in a team environment.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in a complex academic health center.
  • Knowledge of how to accomplish superior performance in a unionized environment.
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Standing, sitting, walking, talking and hearing. No special vision requirements. Lifting up to 25lbs.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Office environment. Moderate noise.
Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 22ST2788
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Downtown New Brunswick
City New Brunswick
State NJ
Location Details

Pre-employment Screenings

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.

Infection Control and Safety

This position is subject to all Rutgers University policies, including TB surveillance and other infection control and safety policies. Please review the Tuberculosis Surveillance Policy for additional information.

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement

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