Associate Director of Finance - Stern at NYUAD

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UAE nationals are encourage to apply

NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) seeks to appoint an Associate Director of Finance reporting to Executive Director, Strategy, Budget and Operations for Stern at NYUAD.

NYU Stern School of Business and NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) have partnered to offer the Stern at NYUAD One-year Full-time MBA program. The launch of the program signifies a new era of advanced business education that will support the growth of knowledge-based economies in the region. It is a transformative educational opportunity for students and professionals from around the world that are looking to establish or further their careers in the MENA region.

The Associate Director of Finance reports directly to the Executive Director of Strategy, Budget, and Operations. This position plays a crucial role in overseeing financial planning and operations for Stern at NYUAD. The Associate Director of Finance is responsible for budget preparation and financial reporting to ensure compliance with University policies and procedures. This role will support key decision-makers in making informed financial decisions. This role will also help to develop and allocate financial resources, collaborating with senior leadership to provide expert financial advice.

Key Responsibilites: 

Financial Resource Management

  • Collaborate with the Executive Director, Strategy, Budget, and Operations to develop and allocate financial resources. Consult with senior leadership to determine funding strategies, evaluate cost estimates, recommend tuition and fundraising targets, and implement financial strategies to achieve

Financial Activity Analysis

  • Conduct thorough analyses and comprehensive reporting on financial activities across administrative and academic departments. Forecast budget trajectories, summarize findings for executive review, and uphold fiscal accountability and stewardship

Management Reporting and Analysis

  • Lead efforts with the Executive Director, Strategy, Budget, and Operations to enhance management reporting capabilities and develop revenue and expense analysis models. Manage the Budget and Financial Planning Office, overseeing staffing, training, and ensuring compliance with financial policies

Strategic Planning

  • Collaborate with the Executive Director, Strategy, Budget, and Operations on developing short- and long-term business plans for large-scale projects and initiatives. Work with stakeholders to ensure efficient project implementation and present key performance indicators to senior leadership

Research and Best Practices

  • Research and provide reports on financial management practices of peer institutions and businesses. Stay abreast of industry trends to recommend enhancements to Stern's financial operations

Required Education: 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or equivalent

Preferred Education: 

  • Master's Degree

Required Experience: 

  • 7+ years experience in financial management, preferrably in higher education and non-profit sectors
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to manage competing priorities
  • Excellent communication skills and a track record of effective collaboration

Other Information

NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU’s global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.