The Chief Administrative and Fiscal Officer (CAO) for the College of Arts and Sciences directs the administrative, fiscal, human resources, and information technology functions in the College to support approximately 3600 employees across 38 departments, 24 centers/institutes, 3 schools and 6 galleries/ museums, and reports to the Executive Dean for the College of Arts and Sciences.
The CAO provides counsel and advice to the Executive Dean, Vice Dean, and Divisional Deans, as well as, assisting the deans in setting strategic direction for the College. The CAO represents the Executive Dean and serves on various committees and serves as liaison to the Office of Academic Affairs, Office of Human Resources, Business and Finance, Facilities and Operations Development, Office of the CIO, Office of International Affairs, Office of Legal Affairs, Purchasing and Internal Audit and others within and outside the University.
The CAO provides leadership to oversee the administrative, fiscal, human resources, and information technology operations; ensures that operations are clearly aligned with the strategic priorities of Arts and Sciences and the strategic priorities of the University, and assures that Arts and Sciences is effectively connected to other University units. He/She also oversees the annual budget for Arts and Sciences and the allocation of resources to departments and programs; evaluates revenue and expenditures data, budget restructuring data and other resource planning and institutional analysis reports; and coordinates capital and facilities planning and budgeting. The CAO is also responsible for high quality, accurate, on time, insight-driven financial analysis and reporting, translating insights to recommendations and actions, and developing strategic, long-range, financial planning in coordination with the College’s strategic initiatives and priorities.
The CAO is responsible for oversight and maintenance of the established financial and operational processing environment to ensure adherence to established internal control structures, and includes, but is not limited to, the appropriate segregation of duties in processing all financial transactions, appropriate mandatory approvals, and appropriate mandatory reconciliations.
Other duties include directing the work of Finance Managers, Business Service Center Manager, Chief Human Resources Officer, and Chief Information Officer; assisting the Executive Dean with initiatives that include partnership with the leaders of Curriculum and Instruction, Space Planning and Facilities, Advancement, and Communications, as well as the Executive Dean's support staff. The CAO participates in the recruitment of administrative and executive staff; writes letters of offer and memoranda of understanding (MOU's) and oversees the annual merit compensation process.
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