The Finance Director of each School and Division plays a key operational and strategic role in accomplishing the priorities of the university and of its various units. In order to accomplish their work, they work closely with department chairs, principal investigators and many support organizations throughout the university.

Collectively, Finance Directors bring an enormous set of skills and talent to the university. Their responsibilities include:

  • Administration: Providing the necessary support for stakeholders to ensure accurate financial management within schools, divisions, programs and research projects.
  • Financial Operations: Directing fiscal operations including budget calls, forecasts, accounting, asset management, procurement, payroll and construction projects
  • Budgetary Cycle Management: Managing complete budget cycle, from budget call through budget monitoring and closeout
  • Contract Management: Reviewing and monitoring contracts within their school or division
  • Human Resources, Payroll and Tax: Working with their designated HR Client Partner to ensure all personnel issues are managed in a timely and accurate fashion
  • Internal Controls and Oversight: Ensuring establishment of proper internal controls and verify adequate processes, oversight and training in place to promote employee adherence to GW policies and procedures.