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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Associate Dean, Financial & Operations / Chief Business Officer (CBO) for Laney Graduate School in Atlanta, Georgia

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Reporting to the Dean of the Laney Graduate School (LGS), provides oversight for the LGS's administrative functions, including budget and fiscal operations, human resources, policies and procedures, information technology, facilities and financial and operations planning.


  • Primary responsibility for planning, administering and monitoring the financial policies and procedures, business-related functions and budgeting processes supporting the operations of the LGS and for planning and managing budgetary activities for the school.

  • Works in collaboration with the LGS Human Resources Division Director to oversee human resources.

  • Remains current on all University directives and policies affecting financial, HR, and administrative efforts within the LGS.

  • Oversees the LGS facilities planning, development, management activities and initiatives and ensures they are consistent and in alignment with LGS strategic priorities, operational and fiscal needs, and program objectives.

  • Advises the Dean on matters associated with financial and business operations.

  • Collaborates with the Office of the Provost and with financial and operational colleagues throughout Emory University (EUV).

  • Is responsible for advancing the University mission and the School's priorities in ways that are consistent with the University's policies and in accordance with their institutional fiduciary responsibilities.

  • Participates in the strategic planning process and in the development of operational policies and procedures.

  • Develops and documents financial and accounting policies, procedures and practices of the LGS, including the Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences (GDBBS).

  • Develops and proposes a series of financial metrics and benchmarks to monitor the financial strength of the LGS. Provides leadership and participates in long-range financial planning, trend analyses, and budgeting.

  • Ensures that business operations are efficient, effective and compliant.

  • Finalizes budgets, conducts feasibility analyses, researches and drafts business processes, and performs comprehensive operational assessments of business units. Serves as a liaison to the University's Risk Management office.

  • Communicates, trains and informs LGS and non-LGS personnel of pertinent accounting structure, policies, procedures and other financial developments.

  • Maintains and coordinates computer-based accounting systems and any changes or improvements to those systems. Develops and prepares financial, operational and statistical reports.

  • Leads ongoing financial operations and reporting processes in the LGS.

  • Develops short and long term financial goals, and implements fiscal policies to support the financial viability of the organization.

  • Strengthens communication with program financial contacts and builds campus contacts.

  • Establishes and maintains relationships with auditors and other constituents.

  • Ensures the integrity and accuracy of financial information and reporting.

  • Has responsibility for the prevention of fraud, abuse or financial conflict of interest in the LGS, and implements and maintains effective internal controls.

  • May represent the organization in external financial or business activities. Hires, supervises, trains and evaluates staff.

  • Develops a comprehensive set of performance measures for LGS finance staff.

  • Conducts mid-year and annual performance reviews. Oversees, coordinates and manages special projects.

  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • Master's degree and eight years of experience in business operations, student financial services, finance, accounting, budgeting or related field.

  • Knowledge of best practices in operational areas, including finance, accounting, IT, human resources, facilities, and planning.

  • Experience in a higher education environment of similar size, complexity, and creativity desirable.

Applications do require a cover letter, please upload along with your resume.

NOTE: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location. Remote work from home day options may be granted at department discretion. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

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Job Number 77764

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Graduate School

Department GRS: Dean's Office

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Job Category Revenue Cycle & Managed Care

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

Campus Location (For Posting) : Location US-GA-Atlanta